Well, the ice cream gods have been listening!
If you've dined at Kirkland's Cafe Juanita's, perhaps you've sampled chef Holly Smith's house-made gelato and sorbet. Jonathan Kauffman has: "I have to say, the olive-oil gelato I had at Cafe Juanita was one of the best things there." Created "in small batches using mostly local, mostly organic ingredients" by the chef herself, these sweet wares will be available in a long list of flavors from crudo (raw milk and olive oil) to gianduja (hazelnut and milk chocolate). The frozen desserts will be sold under the name Poco Carretto, which translates from the Italian as little cart.
On June 15 the chef will make her gelatos available at several farmers markets around town: Fremont Market (that Sunday, 10 a.m-5 p.m.),
Below is the complete list of flavors, though the cart will offer only 10 gelato and 6 sorbetto flavors at a time. You'll have to pace yourself. Maybe fennel seed gelato on Sunday, tomato sorbet on Thursday, with a serving of Lillet Blanc sorbet on Friday? And. And you can get your egg and burnt sugar gelato served in a brioche. Too much, you say?Here's the list of flavors, so you can plan your attack:
cruda (raw milk with organic extra virgin olive oil)
Holmquist Farms Ennis hazelnut
gianduja (hazelnut and milk chocolate)
Green and Black's bittersweet chocolate
pinenut brittle with marsala currants
stracciatelle (mint and chocolate)
rhubarb vanilla bean swirl
organic bourbon vanilla bean
organic Green and Black's chocolate
seasonal fruit and citrus
In July, the company will be ready to accept web orders for catering, as well home and office delivery. Dangerous.