Hurrah! Gelato in the Square is back again this month. In Leicester we’re already lucky enough to get to enjoy world class gelato every day of the week at Gelato Village, but from 26 – 28 October you’ll be able to enjoy a range of other delights as some of the world’s top Gelatieri join us for the event.
Throughout the festival there will be a series of events and talks, but read on because here we have the first look at the gelato flavours that will be presented during Gelato in the Square. With some wildly unique flavours this is really a unique chance to enjoy some of the finest gelato you can find anywhere in the world.
This year’s theme is ‘Gelato: a unique flavour journey’ and the gelatieri will be taking this as their inspiration to craft bespoke gelato which showcase their very best ingredients.
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The award-winning Gelato Village in the city centre’s St Martin’s Square will present its second Gelato in the Square event on 27th and 28th October.
The event, which is in collaboration with BID Leicester, will celebrate the unique stories that artisan gelato tells.
Six leading gelaterias from around the world will be flying their teams to the city for the event, including L’Albero Dei Gelati of Brooklyn, New York. Their team members, Fabio Solighetto and Vittoria Vinante, will be presenting ‘Year after Year’, a gelato which celebrates the unique impact of time and patience in the production of complex flavour profiles.
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We are halfway through the international festival of artisan gelato that is Sherbeth. The streets of Palermo are packed with thousands of people enjoying some of the best gelato in the world. 50 Maestri Gelatiere from all over the world have assembled in Sicily to share their unique expressions of flavour. This includes Leicester’s very own fantastic Gelato Village.
The long, narrow streets of Palermo are alive with locals and tourists alike. Their palates are being tantalised by a range of global flavours. Sherbeth is one of the biggest artisan gelato festivals there is, dedicated to traditionally produced, natural gelato. Each morning, the gelatieri from 9 different countries take their shift in the temporary Gelato Laboratory to construct the day’s treats.
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The heatwave shows no sign of ending so to bring our temperatures down a bit, we headed to an ice cream parlour in the St Martin’s area of Leicester city centre. Gelato Village came to Leicester in 2014 but it’s taken us until now to discover the place, better late than never I guess.
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The trip to Leicester was an impulse – something to do with the heatwave, and meeting Antonio De Vecchi and Daniele Taverna in Turin. All we talked about in Turin was food, and their passion was gelato…so much of a passion that they started Gelato Village in Leicester, England.
I’d never been to Leicester. Now I had two reasons to go.
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If you’ve been wowed by the sweet treats at Leicester’s Gelato Village, then you won’t want to miss the second annual Gelato in the Square festival later this year.
Taking place on October 27 and 28, the event will feature some of the best gelato makers in the world – and some pretty amazing gelato.
Gelato Village are using their network of international contacts to bring six of the biggest names in gelato to their St Martin’s Square gelateria.
The maestri gelatieri will be creating unique recipes in the on-site laboratory, crafting bespoke gelato that represent this year’s theme, ‘Gelato: A Unique Flavour Journey’.
“Here at Gelato Village we are dedicated to using the best quality seasonal ingredients” said Daniele Taverna, one of the Leicester shop’s co-owners.
“We have rigorous quality checks in place to make sure that the gelato makers we invite to Leicester meet our high standards so that our Leicester community can enjoy something new and inspirational during the event.”
Read more at the Leicester Mercury
Then Antonio got in contact…he and Daniele run Gelato Village in Leicester…..my favourite geleratia outside of Italy. I’ve written about them in the past here
Antonio hasn’t made damson sorbetto before but thought he might like to try. So on Monday I put three kilos in my wicker basket and dropped them off at the geleratia, only a few minutes walk from work.
The next morning I received a call. “It’s ready ” said Antonio, and I could tell he was pleased with the flavour when he sent this tweet.
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If you live in Leicestershire, then there’s a good chance that you’ve heard of Gelato Village.
And if you’ve ever tried their award-winning gelato for yourself, there’s an even bigger chance that you thought it was delicious.
The St Martins shop was opened by Daniele Taverna and Antonio De Vecchi in 2014, after they spotted a gap in the market in Leicester.
Hailing from Turin in Italy, the pair have since won lots of fans in the city, as well as earning national and international praise.
Striving to create the most authentic gelato you can get your hands on outside of their homeland, the pair source their ingredients one by one for seasonal creations that include ricotta and apricot and mango lassi.
But while it’s no secret that the shop is probably the best place to try the treat in Leicester, have you ever wondered how they make it?
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Gelato Village, St Martin’s Square
Leicester’s only authentic Italian gelato is made fresh in-store every day, using only natural ingredients, including non-homogenised milk from the Belvoir Ridge Creamery near Melton Mowbray.
The daily-changing flavour selection includes the likes of pistaccio, tiramisu, and Richard III (rose blossom and fruits of the forest).
There’s also a range of sorbets available.
In the centenary year of the Representation of the People Act, Leicester’s Gelato Village have joined in with the celebration of Alice Hawkins’ dedication to women’s rights and the improvement of working conditions.