Limited-Edition Gelato Flavors by Arizona Chefs Revealed Monday Night at Gelato Spot
We're counting our blessings that gelato has less fat than ice cream because there's a good chance we're going to be eating a lot of it this summer. On Monday night at Gelato Spot in Scottsdale, a dozen local chefs unveiled artisanal gelato flavors, each of which represents the signature style of his or her cuisine. They'll be available, three every month, at each of the five Gelato Spot locations and will compete in a contest to capture the title of "Best Chef Flavor."
All photos and collages by Lauren Saria Arizona chefs created nine new flavors for local business Gelato Spot
Fans of frozen dessert can look forward to an exciting lineup of flavors over the next few months -- some will cool you down while others are meant to spice things up.
The inaugural Gelato Spot "Top Chef Flavor Competition" kicked off Monday and will run through August. Each month, you'll be able to taste and vote for one of three artisanal gelato flavors. A winner will be chosen monthly and the three semi-finalists will compete for the title in a weeklong competition in September. A portion of the proceeds from the thee-month competition will be donated to Phoenix Children's Hospital.
So what can you expect from the creative minds of Phoenix's chefs? Here's the menu:
Lauren Saria From left to right: Bananas Fosters with Aji Amarillo, Arizona Drunken Date Cake, Shoyu Caramel Chocolate
- Bananas Foster with Aji Amarillo Chef Matt Carter of The Mission, Zinc Bistro, The House
- Drunken Arizona Date Cake Chef Payton Curry of Brat Haus
- Shoyu Caramel Chocolate with Candied Coconut Peanut Streuzel and Toaster Marshmallow Sauce Chef Tracy Dempsey of Tracy Dempsey Originals
Sweet with lingering spice courtesy of the Aji Amarillo, a Peruvian yellow chile pepper.
A frozen take on one of the restaurant's signature items, this flavor comes topped with a memorable toffee sauce and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
We'd eat Tracy Dempsey's marshmallow on just about anything. And this Indonesian-inspired take on Rocky Road is not only totally unique but well-balanced, thoughtfully executed and truly delicious.
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