#always2scoops! Nice Guy Eddie’s hashtag catchphrase is very close to our hearts.
The three chaps behind Nice Guy Eddie come with some mighty impressive industry credentials. So it’s hardly surprising that the Eddies have a very serious commitment to artisan techniques and high quality ingredients. Anyone who can discuss the relative merits of vanilla beans from Madagascar versus Papua New Guinea gets our tick of approval. Continue Reading
Melbourne is out of lockdown! And we’re super keen to continue exploring Melbourne’s gelaterie. But our excitement at returning to a new normal is tinged with a touch of sadness – some of our favourite places didn’t make it through. Fingers crossed we will see those talented gelato makers popping up somewhere again soon.
There must be something about gelato – so many of the gelato makers we meet are lovely people, passionate about their craft. Just like Michael at Malvern’s Scoopydoo. Continue Reading
A modest little pale blue shop in Brunswick East produces some very special gelati. Gelati with the flavours of South-East Asia, with few concessions to Western tastes. Beku – it means ‘frozen’ in Bahasa Indonesia – has some sublime gelati, bringing back fond memories of a long-ago time on our travels through Malaysia and Indonesia. Continue Reading
All seaside towns should have a great gelateria. A place where you can relax over a gelato made from fresh natural ingredients, sit in a sunny spot, or take a gelato on casual stroll while wondering if the time is ripe for a seachange. Gelato by the sea, or in Italian, Gelato al Mare. Continue Reading
What do you get when you mix the Swedish concept of ‘lagom’ with Italian gelato? Being an admirer of many things Swedish, plus memories of some wonderful travel experiences in a time long-ago before lockdown, I was super keen to find out how Lagom Gelateria combines Swedish sensibility with Italian passion.
While the foundation for this Brunswick gelateria is based on traditional Italian techniques and recipes, the creative process for developing new and interesting flavours is guided by the principle of ‘lagom’ – everything being in balance, or in moderation. Continue Reading
To see how the locals really eat, visit a market. And Preston Market is a perfect example. Fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, cheeses and cakes, it has everything anyone would want. Including a lovely little gelateria, Allora Gelato.
Relaxing with a gelato is a great break from the hurly-burly of the market. And the benches just outside Allora provide a welcome spot for a brief respite. Continue Reading