Gelato in the Square
Event Date: 27th-29th October 2017
Come and try festival gelato
Gelato Village is bringing 10 of the world's best Maestri Gelatieri to Leicester and for one weekend only you can enjoy some very special flavours showcasing the best of the gelato makers' home regions in Italy. The VIP guests will include Paolo Brunelli, the number 1 gelatieri in Italy.
New flavours and new experiences
The gelato will be made fresh each morning in Gelato Village's own 'Gelato Laboratory' at the St Martin's Square store. All of the gelatieri will use the 'house milk' in their creations, rare breed Red Poll cattle milk from Belvoir Ridge Creamery in Leicestershire.
There will be plenty to see and do
Throughout the three day extravaganza, Gelato Village is holding a programme of tastings and demonstrations. As well as presentations and tastings by all of the celebrity gelato makers, there will be a daily Aperitivo hour and tastings showcasing the local suppliers used by Gelato Village, like The Bee Farmer of Ashby-de-la-Zouch. All of the events are free, but space is limited so seats will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. The cabinet at Gelato Village will be filled with 17 festival flavours, including 'The Gelato in the Square' made by Antonio De Vecchi and Daniele Taverna, the co-owners of the gelateria. Customers will be able to sample and purchase any of the festival flavours in the usual way throughout the long weekend. For those requiring a dairy-free, vegan-friendly treat, there will be three sorbetti - Quince & Franciacorta (a sparkling wine), Spiced Pear and Chocolate & Toscan Cigar - an intriguing sounding flavour if ever we heard it!