Another stop on the Tour del Gelato is none other than Paris!?
Yeah, you can take the girl to Paris, but she can never leave the Italiophile far behind!
One of the first things I did when I got to Paris last year, was drop my bags and head to Pozzetto for some gelato in Paris. It was not very hard to convince Chris that this should be our first stop in the City of Light. He never refuses food.
Located in the Marais, Pozzetto is a tiny little store front tucked into the 4th arrondissement.
Though they have a bazillion flavors on their website, there were only a dozen on offer underneath the silver coffers at the walk up window on rue du Roi de Sicile.
I am used to seeing and appreciating (read drooling over) the rainbow of flavors in Italian Gelaterias, so I am always a bit disappointed when they are kept hidden.
I quickly shake off my chagrin and start perusing the selection on the board.
Classic flavors like Nocciloa, Pistachio and Cioccolato mingle with fresh fruit flavors like Fragola, Melone and Limone. Fig, Marrons Glacés (chestnut) and Panna Cotta are welcome surprises.
We decided on small cups, costing 3 Euro. Cones would have left us a drippy, hot mess.
The Gelateria girl (gosh, is there a better term for this, similar to a barista, maybe a gelaterista?) was friendly and entertaining. In Italy they seem to place the flavors in small clumps around the cup, but here, they just keep smooshing flavor after flavor, flat, on top of each other.
Chris chose Nocciola, Pistacchio and Melone and I had Yogourt Magro, Pesca and Fragola. If Panna Cotta and Fig (listed on the website) had been on offer that day, you can bet those would have figured into my selection- somehow.
The flavors were all delicious- you could tell that this stuff is made with quality ingredients, but I would expect nothing less in Paris.
What surprised me the most was how much I loved the Yogourt. I mean, I have never met a gelato flavor I didn't like, but this one had just the right amount of milky tang and subtle sweetness, and was so smooth and creamy. It earned the distinction of my favorite that day.
So, next time your in Paris and crave something other than the famous Berthillon ice cream, head to Pozzetto for delicious, authentic, Italian gelato.
You won't be disappointed!
39 rue du Roi de Sicile