One of my favourite ways to cool down in a city reaching 30 degrees (with not a fan or AC in sight) is to head over to the prettiest Gelateria in town.
You really have to visit Amorino in person to fully appreciate the skill that goes into hand crafting each and every one of their gelato bouquets. The Amorino chefs build the flower, petal by petal, to the size and flavour their customers are happy with. Each petal is a vibrant pop of colour depending on the flavour, think Emerald Greens, Ruby Reds and Coral Oranges.
I stood hovering over the counter confused by the Italian names that correlated nothing with the pictures above it. Do I love myself enough to get a big cone? Does the amaretto and tiramisu have alcohol in it? Where did I want my Pistachios – Bosforo or Sicily? Where is Bosforo? Let me google it.
So many questions yet so little time. Let’s just YOLO this.
In the end I settled for an Amaretto, Pistachio from Bosforo and Tiramisu Gelato. All boxes ticked.
Amaretto, Pistachio Bosforo, Tiramisu - medium cone £4.50
Banana, Raspberry, Dark chocolate - medium cone £4.50
The flavours were as intense and smooth as they looked and best of all, none of it was enhanced by artificial flavours or colours. Aside from serving the gelato in the traditional cones, you can also have it in crepes, waffles and focaccines.
I know it may seem slightly on the expensive side, but the quality of the gelato was genuinely delicious and I’d happily treat myself and a few lucky ladies to Amorino again. This is such a cute spot right in the heart of Soho, and it stays open most days of the week until midnight, so if you are around the area after dinner or a few drinks pop down and try some!
One final event I’d like to share with you… while I was in the neighbourhood today I bumped into Lucy Liu! Yes she is as, if not more, beautiful than she is on screen and she’s even smaller in person too. I thought about chasing her down the street for a minute but then it would ruin all chances of our friendship. Not having any body guards also crossed my mind… I LOVE YOU.