New Frontiers in Culinary Travel: Ice Cream Tourism

GelatodistrictThe idea of culinary travel usually conjures up a romanticized image like a trip to Alba to hunt for white truffles, a wine tour of the Rhone Valley, or perhaps the ultimate in foodish travels, a week in Tuscany cooking, eating, and discussing food and wine with Michael Pollan.

But, a new promotion that recently arrived in my inbox suggests the innovation of an entirely new genre of gastronomic vacations: ice cream tourism.

Apple Core Hotels is offering a "Gelato Tour" travel package from July 1 to August 31 which includes accommodations at one of the company's five New York City hotels (starting at $179 per night) and a $30 credit towards scoops from three gelato shops in the West Village-centric "Gelato District":

Apple Core Hotels guests can take a relaxing stroll through the charming streets of New York City’s “Gelato District”, where their taste buds will be given a workout with the varied flavor offerings––from the traditional Stracciatella to the adventurous Ciocco Peperoncino (chocolate cayenne pepper).  Guests will visit the following shops on the tour: Grom (an Italian gelati chain, serving a range of flavors made with first-rate ingredients from the old country), L'Arte Del Gelato (featuring Italian favorites such as Stracciatella, Cassata Siciliana and Biscotti), and Cones (be sure to try the Corn flavor with an optional sprinkle of cinnamon).  All three shops are situated within walking distance of one another in the West Village neighborhood of Manhattan.

I didn't even know that that New York had a "Gelato District." But, if there is to be one, shouldn't Il Laboratorio del Gelato be chief among the landmarks?


 





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I heard that Giolitti is also opening in NYC, though not sure where

 

it's good that they included GROM, their ice creams are truly delicious.Do they also have, like in Paris, only one shop?

 

If Giolitti opens in New York, I will move to New York.

 

A new promotion that recently arrived in my inbox suggests the innovation of an entirely new genre of gastronomic vacations

 

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Serving a range of flavors made with first-rate ingredients from the old country), L'Arte Del Gelato (featuring Italian favorites such as Stracciatella.

 

where their taste buds will be given a workout with the varied flavor offerings––from the traditional Stracciatella to the adventurous.

 

where their taste buds will be given a workout with the varied flavor offerings––from the traditional Stracciatella to the adventurous.

 

where their taste buds will be given a workout with the varied flavor offerings––from the traditional Stracciatella to the adventurous.

 

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