Independent Leicester city centre business Gelato Village has scooped the title of best dessert parlour in the entire Midlands.
The St Martin’s Square eatery received the accolade at the 2019 Midlands Food Drink and Hospitality Awards, which were held in Birmingham last night.
Hailing from Turin in Italy, the pair create authentic Italian gelato, with a unique sense of place.
Leicestershire produce used at Gelato Village includes milk from Vine Farm Dairy and honey from The Bee Farmer.
Antonio and Daniele are currently in Turin speaking at the Turin Epicurean conference about their commitment to fantastic food, so they sent a deputy to receive the award on their behalf.
They said: “We are over the moon to have picked up such a high profile award. It is great that the judges were impressed by our use of the best quality seasonal and, where possible, local ingredients to make the best Italian gelato.
“We will continue to always make the very best product for the people of Leicester to enjoy and hope award will encourage even more people to visit Gelato Village and to find out all of the great things our fantastic city has to offer.”
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