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Artango’s Thanksgiving Dinner Will Please the Norbert in Your Life

Artango is making life easier for us by serving food that is going to make all of us happy. Add to that the bonus that we don’t have to cook, or clean up, and we’re all going to split the bill, so it’s actually a very economical way to enjoy each other’s company. On Thanksgiving Day, […]

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Nov 09, 2018 09:37 PM
Sneak Peek: The Darling Also Has a Little of the, Um, Daring

Lindsey Marks – who performs burlesque as Lady Jack – is chatting in front of a large Alice in Wonderland painting in the downstairs dining room at The Darling, on W. Randolph St.. This new space, owned by Sophie Huterstein, who also owns L.A.’s The Wellesbourne, is next door to J.P. Graziano, purveyor of exceptional Italian […]

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Nov 07, 2018 09:50 PM
What Food Pairs with Scotch Whisky? At Chicago’s SideDoor, Lots!

It doesn’t seem that Scotch whisky would be a great pairing with food: the spirit is big, sometimes smoky and seems like it could steamroll all but the most powerful flavors. But you might be surprised how well Scotch can pair with foods. We were eager to try pairing Scotch whisky with Scottish-type food It […]

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Nov 01, 2018 09:15 PM

Sweet of the Week: Gelato at Amorino

Now that summer is here, ice cream is everywhere. Be it a shop, a truck, or a cart, you can't walk a block without hearing that familiar joyous scream for ice cream. The overwhelming array of options throughout Chicago can make it difficult to sift through the miscellany to suss out the best. Or at least something truly unique and memorable. Then along comes Amorino, a newly minted gelato shop in the Gold Coast. Founded in Paris, this is a gelateria that has really taken off in the U.S., and for good reason. One look at the presentation and you'll see that this is far from your average scoop. 

 

Amorino
Amorino



The thing that sets Amorino apart from the fray is its signature "floral" design. Each gelato cone is meticulously manicured so as to resemble a flower. Guests can customize their cones with anywhere from one to three or four flavors of gelato and sorbet, and the gelato scoopers go to work layering flavors ever so delicately. It's practically anxiety-inducing to watch them work. But this arrangement is more than mere aesthetics. The striation of thin petals serves to maximize flavors and marry the gelato and sorbet together in smart new ways. One lick brings a bright burst of passion fruit sorbet while another erupts with rich dark chocolate. Rather than stack up scoops one on top of the other, forcing the consumer to tackle one flavor after the other, this presentation ensures all flavors are given an equal share. One of my favorite offbeat flavor combos is the aforementioned passion fruit + chocolate. It's got the juicy tang of the tropical fruit offset by the deep, fudgy accents of dark chocolate. Together, they're a match made in beautiful, elegant gelato heaven. 

- Matt Kirouac 

Tags: dessertgelatoAmorinochocolatesorbetGold Coast
Neighborhoods: Rush & Division

Founded in 2002 by two Italian childhood friends, Amorino is the very essence of traditional Italian gelato. With many shops worldwide, Amorino is already well established as the go to...




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