Date Idea: Trying the New Buffalo Milk Gelato at Bella Gelateria

PHOTO CREDIT: TARA LEE

Photo Credit: Tara Lee

I measure my happiness by the number of times I go for ice cream during a given year. I’m also a huge fan of the ice cream date, which is a fun alternate to going for coffee or a drink on an early date. It’s also a good litmus test for compatibility with me. If a guy doesn’t like ice cream, he’s most definitely not my type. Fortunately, my boyfriend (“S”) adores ice cream as well.

The other day I was in an ice cream sort of mood: carefree, cheery, and with a raging chocolate craving. Plus, I had heard that Bella Gelateria had recently released new buffalo milk gelato and I was dying to try it. S has learned not to deny me when I’m on a food mission, so he gamely said, “Sure, let’s go!”

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Date Idea: Trying the New Buffalo Milk Gelato at Bella Gelateria

Vancouver-Wide Dessert Crawl Announced: A few 1000 calories, 3.5 hours

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake at Trees Organic Coffee

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake at Trees Organic Coffee

Ready for Vancouver’s first dessert crawl?

Foodies will scour the city for Vancouver’s finest pies, cakes and pastries on the inaugural  Ultimate Desserts edition of Tasting Plates Vancouver, Sunday, April 14.  The tasty tour encompasses restaurants, bakeries, chocolatiers and cafes throughout downtown and False Creek.

With eight stops on the decadent itinerary, participants are strongly recommended to save room for dessert.  The unique crawl is self-guided, with one price ($35 in advance, $45 regular) covering an entire afternoon’s worth of gorging.

The indulging starts at 2 p.m. sharp in the leafy Mount Pleasant neighbourhood at Rocancini Coffee Roasters (127 W. 5th Ave.), the small-batch coffee enthusiasts.  While sipping Rocancini’s premium beans, participants pick up their official Tasting Plates cards.  Then, it’s off to the races.

Over the course of the afternoon, tasters present the cards at each of the remaining seven venues for a sampler of their finest sweets.  Participants include: Continue reading:
Vancouver-Wide Dessert Crawl Announced: A few 1000 calories, 3.5 hours

Make it Summer Every Day with Bella Gelateria

 

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Today marks the last official day of Summer (booo!), but I have found a way to keep summer alive the whole year round. Being the nice person that I am, I’m going to share this secret with you… (drum roll please)…..Bella Gelateria! To me, shovelling spoonful after spoonful of deliciously smooth gelato into my mouth sends me off to a warm summer paradise, and spending my days at Bella Gelateria is how I plan to chase away those winter blues that are bound to start setting in any day now.

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Make it Summer Every Day with Bella Gelateria