Giolitti

Giolitti Via degli Uffici del Vicario 40 00186 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor Our search for gelato continues.  We were in love with Grom and hoped for more great things with this famous and ever popular gelato parlour.  The hoards of customers amped up the anticipation. The flavor selection was plentiful compared to the other gelato…

I Dolci Di Nonna Vicenza

I Dolci Di Nonna Vicenza Via dell’Arco del Monte 98/A/B 00186 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor I’d never given much thought about cannolis until visiting Boston.  The cannolis I had at Modern Pastry and Mike’s Pastry totally changed my opinion of this humble Italian sweet.  An awesome cannoli is worth an extra trek to find how…

Gelateria Grom

Gelateria Grom Via della Maddalena 30a 00186 Roma RM Italy TripAdvisor I never understood why people made such a big deal about gelato.  It just looked like a softer version of American ice cream.  I’ve had gelato before, and in Italy even, but that was YEARS ago before my love for food really kicked into…

Churreria Laietana

Churreria Laietana Via Laietana 46 08003 Barcelona Spain TripAdvisor Aren’t churros a Mexican thing?  That was what we pondered as we sat down to enjoy the churros at Churreria Laietana.  Living in California, we are no strangers to this delicious foot-long deep fried dough, traditionally covered in cinnamon sugar, and sometimes served with a side of…

Gelaaati di Marco

Gelaaati di Marco Carrer de la Llibreteria 7 08002 Barcelona, Spain There’s a lot of delicious food to be found in the Gothic district. The key word is FIND. The multitude of snaking alleyways that make up the Gothic quarter can make it challenging. If you’re not really paying attention you could easily get lost…

ChikaLicious Dessert Bar

Chikalicious East Village 203 E. 10th St. New York, NY 10003 Yelp   Sweets Raku has to be the best stand alone dessert restaurant.  It’s been hard to find anything like it, let alone anything as delicious.  ChickaLicious comes close.  Both places craft beautiful desserts with multiple components, layering and contrasting flavors and textures.  It makes a…

Momofuku Milk Bar

Momofuku Milk Bar 220 8th Ave New York, NY 10011 (Multiple locations throughout NYC) Yelp   I guess the Weather God wasn’t smiling down upon me during my birthday NYC trip.  It was gloomy, a little cold, and rainy.  So we were glad to finally escape the drizzle when we stepped into Milk Bar.  I…

Cauldron 

Cauldron 1421 W. MacArthur Blvd. Santa Ana, CA 92704 Yelp Ice cream falls in the top 5 of favorite desserts (the classic chocolate chip cookie being my first love). I love it even more because it’s something I can get really creative with when I make it at home. The invention of unique flavors is…

Bi-Rite Creamery

Bi-Rite Creamery 3692 18th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 Yelp Ever since I fell in love with the ice cream at Portland’s Salt ‘n Straw, I have been a big fan of ice cream eating and making.  Over the years, that has probably morphed into ice cream snobbery.  I’ve just developed a very discerning preference…

Tartine Bakery

Tartine Bakery 600 Guerrero St. San Francisco, CA 94110 Yelp When visitors come to LA, sometimes I roll my eyes at the list of places they plan to dine at.  Pink’s Hot Dog, Langer’s, The Original Pantry, The Stinking Rose, and the list goes on and on.  There’s something to be said about knowing a city…

Sidecar Doughnuts

Sidecar Doughnuts 270 E. 17th St. #18 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 Yelp It seems like today’s food trends are all about novel mashups.  Take your classic ice cream sandwich and use churros or donuts as a base.  Cookies and a glass of milk?  Why not meld the two into a cookie shaped cup filled with milk….

Lab Made

Lab Made 6 Brown Street Tai Hang Hong Kong Since we spent most of our waking hours eating, it was a challenge to ever fit in any superfluous snacks or sweets.  We had a lot of time to kill on our last day in Hong Kong, so we took a bit of a detour to…