Today I happened upon a "Grom" Gelati stop in NYC. They have been around a while, lines and all, but I have missed them...
Well, it might be post-Wall St, but this is no place from Main St either. (They are actually from Italy, with shops in Turino, Milano, Parma, Roma, etc. + Paris, London)
Long line (of course), hi prices ($6 + for 2 scoops) pretty good quality and flavor) but what got to me was the menu (with "provenance" of ingredients): For example,
Tiramisu = Antiquan coffee + chocolate chips from Ecuadorian chocolate
Vaniglia = vanilla from Mananara, Madagscar
Lemoni Sorbet = Amalfi Lemon (apparently when leons are not in season in Amalfi they take it off the menu)
Nucciola (Hazelnut) = Hazelnuts from Piedmont Italy
Caramelo = Caramel Sugar with Himalaya pink salt
I love good food, novel ideas, even geography, but this seems way too precious and pretentious...
However, check out the webiste, however, which is beautiful ad describes many more flaors http://www.grom.it/eng/index.htm
Has anyone been to Groms?