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Saturday, February 5, 2011
Passione Gelateria & Dessert Bar
Though we were absolutely stuffed from a delectable dinner meal at Claret's, how could one resist just a single scoop at this newly opened gelateria. Passione is just a door away from Claret House and the gelati and chocolate displays were very inviting.
Instead of having it on the go, we opted to sit in and were shown an impressive picture menu of gelati sundaes and desserts, cocktails, more beverages and even savoury tapas to share. The Italian owner recommended the waffles and made special mention that the waffle batter is made personally by him. We were very much tempted but there was simply no room left so a simple order of Hazelnut and Amarena Cherry Yoghurt gelati was made.
Having eaten in almost every gelateria in Brisbane, we found the gelati here to be the lightest in texture and flavour as compared to say Gelatissimo, Milany and Shlix. Hmmm...we say it is quite similar to Gelateria Cremona @ Rosalie, just a touch lighter. The hazelnut gelato had a somewhat nougat flavour and the amarena cherry was lacking in the yoghurt department. Nonetheless, they were still enjoyable and weren't just plain sweet.
Would really like to have some warm waffles topped with gelati now....Oh and did i mention that there is a sundae made with edible gold and costs a bomb! Go check it out!