MissDissent (missdissent) wrote,
MissDissent
missdissent

Review - Gelatony




When I arrived at Gelatony, Antonino Lo Iacono was making gelato. This might not sound surprising, but with so many places buying in product or importing the base, it’s important.



When we sit down over a Flat White ($3.50) he brings me the smoothest gelato I’ve ever tasted. “You make gelato today for tomorrow,” says Tonino, explaining the pistachio flavour will develop overnight. Tonino started making gelato in Italy in 1984, however here he’s most famous for running Gelateria Caffe 2000 in Rozelle. “When I closed, they cried,” said Tonino. “I’m very proud, very happy, because the community accepted us – me, my wife and my daughter – straight away. When we came from Italy we didn’t know anyone, and I tell people Balmain is my second family.” Thankfully his cousins Nicola and Valerio convinced him to re-open at the rear of Da Vinci’s in Summer Hill.



What you’ll find are simple, well-executed flavours – chocolate, fior di latte, lemon, passionfruit, hazelnut – available by Cup ($5) or Cone ($5).



There are also a few special flavours, like my favourite: Orange Yoghurt ($5), or Lemon Zest with Fig Marmalade and Dark Chocolate ($5), which won a judges’ special mention at the 2015 Gelato World Tour. Tonino’s top tip for gelato exploration: first try fior di latte to taste the naked milk, then lemon to investigate acidity balance.

Gelatony
Rear, 25 Lackey Street, Summer Hill
Ph: (0409) 265 000


Gelatony Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato
Tags: food
Subscribe

Recent Posts from This Journal

  • Event - Double Delicious, Sydney Festival

    In a darkened cabaret set-up where a hundred guests are arranged in parties of ten around black table-cloth draped tables, you could hear a pin…

  • Review - Sakuratei

    Sakuratei is one of a pair of Japanese restaurants sitting at the rear of St. Martins Tower, in a tiny arcade that runs between Clarence and…

  • Review - Chuuka

    When cuisines cross borders, they are changed by the environment and culture they find themselves situated within. Aussie-Cantonese is a…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments