ihate the phrase “best kept secret”, that is sometimes used in guidebooks or articles. come on, secret places are not revealed like that. however, the place we want to share with you today would easily fall into this category: it is a small gelateria near home, in a tiny town called Cordignano.
i want to make things clear: i am a gelato lover, and a gelato expert. a kind of gelato sommelier. so, you can’t fool me saying things like “this is the best gelato of..”, cause i know. and i know this is the best gelato i have ever eaten.(please don't say the word "Grom". just don't.)
when i was a kid i didn’t like cakes, desserts, candies, or sweets in general (silly girl), but i grew up eating their wonderful lemon and chocolate and their closing period (november to march) means mourning and stocked refrigerator.
the place’s name is Gelateria De Martin but is better known by the name of its founder Gasparetto.
their specialty is cremacaffè, and you have to try it putting a ball into a cup of black coffee: heaven. my seasonal favorite flavors are kiwi and elderflower (i’m not sure about the translation). M. is all about crema catalana.
yeah, gasparetto rules.
we added a vintage basket to the lambretta. M. found it his grandma house. it is even more perfect because it was a wine basket from a winery in Negrar, near Verona and the Garda Lake, which was the destination of our very first long-trip by lambretta, last summer.
Gelateria De Martin
piazza Italia 23,