I don’t know about you but regardless of the weather, ice cream is always one of my comfort foods.
Half hour before we went to Greenbelt Cinema 3 to watch Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince yesterday (scroll down below for the post), our son Gabby was begging us requesting for ice cream. My wife Tina and I, as usual, were too weak to resist, we immediately gave in to his want.
Our immediate choice was to try Cold Rock Ice Creamery (from Australia) located at level 3 of Greenbelt 3 and it could have been our first time there. But when Tina was about to enter, I saw a posting at its glass doors prohibiting cameras inside. Why Cold Rock? Don’t you want free advertisement without frills on my blog? Well, whatever your reason for such regulation I wouldn’t care less, and it wasn’t our lost but yours…:) One establishment’s loss is another’s gain…Cest la vie!
So we had to go a level down the escalator and settle for an incomparable ice cold treat BETTER THAN ORDINARY ICE CREAM - what else but gelato from GELATONE!
It wasn’t our first time to try Gelatone but it took us a while to go back. We already tasted some flavors of this Italian frozen dessert (called gelato) a couple of years back with our friends of more than 16 years who then were back in Manila for vacation. Gelatone since then, serves cold yummy treats but their small dining place is warm and perfect for small conversations between friends and families
Even though I didn’t notice any apparent change in its interiors, it remained simple and comfy all these years.
Fair service + best gelato = more than enough reason to keep coming back to Gelatone!
Customers have options in Gelatone - Order gelato outside on a cup or cone and off you go, or to have it as dine-in, just choose the flavor from the frozen glass stall outside and a wait-staff will bring it to your table. If the order is for dine-in, a choco-stick will be served with the scoops on cups, but if it’s a dine-in gelato on a cone, the cone is also served with the cup. Get it? Of course, LOL. BTW, they also serve pasta and some sandwiches.
The hardest part in Gelatone : selecting from the wide array of flavors of gelato! Looks like everything is a must-try!
Don’t get me wrong because I still LOVE regular ICE CREAM even YOGURT too. I can’t imagine a world without them :( For a kid-at-heart but a huge man-at-stomach like me, these desserts mean HAPPINESS! I am not bias with any of them however I’ve learned long before that gelato has less air than ordinary ice cream, making it more compact so what you’ll get is more of its delectable goodness compared with regular ice cream; it’s just all in the process of making this yummy dessert.
We tried these flavors for dine-in yesterday….
Gabby had his scoop of BUBBLE GUM….
Our son enjoyed this flavor he even licked drank its last drop! On the opposite table where we were seated inside Gelatone, a kid with his European-looking mom, was also savoring the same flavor. Does it really has that appeal on kids? It tasted like, well, Bazooka-bubble gum the way it should be. At least the bliss that it brings to our own kid is priceless.
I ordered a scoop of this gelato of HAZEL NUT with DARK CHOCOLATE called BACIO NERO. Pangalan pa lang ng flavor, ang sarap na! Excuse me, I’m drooling as I post this, I need to wipe my keyboard, LOL.
I like chocolates so much that I wouldn’t pass an opportunity to enjoy it. There was no regret in ordering this, it’s a superb palatal stimulus but I was happier to taste Tina’s choice…
FRUTTI di BOSCO or MIXED BERRIES SORBET was a winner among the 3 scoops we had. It can deliciously clean your palate. I love the berry-flavor that’s neither sour nor sweet; it was just heavenly, lol.
Each scoop of gelatone costs PhP 100 inclusive of VAT if ordered in cups and + 10% service charge for dine-in.
These are proofs of how my family happily spent our thirty minutes before we headed to Hogwarts yesterday
GELATONE, Level 2, Greenbelt 3, Ayala Center, Makati City.