Sunday, June 6, 2010

A Visit to Capogiro in Philadelphia PA ~ Try The Gelato Con Brioche Sandwich!


Brioche + Gelato = Magic!

I stopped by Capogiro in Philadelphia, PA (13th Street location) and had the

Strawberry Gelato Con Brioche Sandwich.





It was SUPERB!

Why?
I loved the creamy texture of the gelato and the delicious strawberry flavor. What really impressed me was the TOASTED brioche roll, confectioner's sugar lightly sprinkled on top, AND the PEARL SUGAR atop the brioche. It was a great finisher to bring this dessert over the top. Seriously!

*sigh* I heart this Strawberry Gelato con Brioche Sandwich.

The customer service was excellent!
Fernando made my Gelato con Brioche Sandwich and talked about the different gelato flavors. Thanks Fernando!





What is Brioche?
“Brioche is a French bread, characterized by a rich, sweet flavor and flaky texture which almost makes it feel like a pastry, rather than a bread. It is often served as a breakfast food, and can be sweet or more savory, depending on how the recipe is manipulated. The sweeter versions of brioche are sometimes confused with cake, but brioche really is a bread, since it is leavened with yeast and kneaded. Many French bakeries sell brioche.”

What is Gelato?
“Gelato is an Italian frozen dessert, similar to ice cream. Its ingredients include milk and sugar, often combined with flavorings and fruit, chocolate, liquor, spices, or nuts. Unlike true ice cream, gelato often does not contain cream, and traditionally has a much lower fat content. The term gelato also refers to similar frozen desserts that are prepared in this method. Gelato is often compared to ice milk rather than ice cream.”

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Enjoy the photos of my trip to Capogiro in Philadelphia, PA.
Stop by and enjoy the Gelato Con Brioche Sandwich.


















Here are some photos of the flavors...there are many more...a little difficult to take photos with the glass glare...
You can check out their daily flavor menu:





























Capogiro Locations:


13TH STREET:
119 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Tel (215) 351-0900

RITTENHOUSE:
117 S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Tel (215) 636-9250

CAPOYUNK SCOOP SHOP:
1625 E Passyunk Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Tel (215) 462-3790

CAPOPENN:
3925 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tel (215) 222-0252


I plan on baking Brioche this summer. . . that will be another post…stay tuned.





Peace,

Carmen


Baking is my Zen…sweet nibbles for the soul

6 comments:

Tiff said...

Yum! I think I am drooling! This place looks amazing.

rebecca said...

We'll be in Philly sometime this summer- I will definitely try this place!

Erica said...

That place looks wonderful!Thanks for sharing the pictures.

Mary said...

Carmen, I really enjoyed your sophisticated ice cream sandwich :-). The place is amazing as is your photography. This was a great post. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

sweetlife said...

oh my your treat loks amazing..i love all the pics, I would love some of the lime flavor..

sweetlife

Adventures in Domestic Cooking said...

This place looks fantastic!!
Looks like you had a good time=)

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