What to do on a hot day? Bueno Gelato, Edmonton

Why, go get some ice cream, of course. Or more specifically, some delicious gelato. Smooth and creamy but containing less fat than other ice cream, gelato makes a lovely treat.

Bueno Gelato

Bueno Gelato

Earlier this summer, I popped into Bueno Gelato for a scoop to enjoy in the sunshine. According to this Chowhound comment, they are the suppliers to many restaurants around town including Famoso.

Unfortunately I forget which flavour I ordered (cherry? raspberry? strawberry? blackberry?), but I remember that it was dense and creamy like any good quality ice cream. They have quite a few flavours available and also have take out containers if you want some to take home for later for say, a dinner party. Or your own consumption by yourself in your pj’s in front of the TV.

one small scoop of gelato

one small scoop of gelato

My only criticism would be the price. Has anyone actually found a cheap but still delicious scoop of gelato anywhere in Edmonton? Please share!

Bueno Gelato
12325 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

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Jean-Philippe Patisserie, Las Vegas

I was wrong; I have one more Vegas post. I forgot about these photos that I took inside the Bellagio, over at the Jean-Philippe Patisserie. This is the place with the fancy chocolate fountain. I was not able to taste any of the food (due to fullness from other meals), but they all looked fabulous. They even had a few sugar-free selections available!

Bellagio at night

Bellagio at night

Jean-Philippe Patisserie - entrance

Jean-Philippe Patisserie - entrance

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Famoso, Edmonton

Famoso sign

Famoso sign

I have finally sampled pizza nirvana (or at least as close as you can come when you are in Edmonton).

A group of friends and I trekked over to the south-side Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria for a get together on Saturday. Greedily, we decided to order one different pizza each – that way we could try many kinds and share slices. It was a little bit too much pizza to eat (many of us took home leftovers), but we were happy to sacrifice ourselves for the sake of good eating. They were all excellent pizzas, but I admit I did have a couple of particular favourites.

Famoso’s pizza uses highly refined, low-gluten flour imported from Italy. This means a thin, crispy and light crust. No greasiness here – just the light taste of olive oil and fresh ingredients. Pizzas come with 2 sauces depending on which pizza you order; the pizza rossa (red), which consists of San Marzano tomato sauce made of crushed tomatoes and basil leaf, and the pizza bianca (white), made with extra virgin olive oil, garlic and oregano pizza sauce. Also, while many of the pizzas contained cheese, the amount of cheese on the pizza is a lot less than what you find on North American pizzas. I love cheese, and I was surprised at how little I missed having so much of it on a pizza slice.

Pizza #1 – Margherita – fresh mozzarella, fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil, with added extra toppings of olives, onions and roasted mushrooms. Was yummy but had a few too many olives for my taste.

Margherita pizza

Margherita pizza

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