Il Gelato del Marchese
Cuisine: European, Ice Cream, Italian
People are attracted by the Disney Princess facade of this jewel-like gelateria in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres. But those who have tried the gelato here know that it's the flavorful,... Read More
People are attracted by the Disney Princess facade of this jewel-like gelateria in the heart of Saint Germain des Pres. But those who have tried the gelato here know that it's the flavorful, all-natural icecream that really keeps the clients loyal. Passion fruit from Ile de Reunion is handpicked, its fruit delicately scooped out and then added to the day's fresh batch of passion fruit sorbet. Rinse and repeat for the diverse other flavors such as kiwi, mango, chocolate and strawberry. The gelato are made with the same attentive care. The creator's philosophy of not overpowering the delicate flavors with too much sugar yields a refined sweet experience. Flavors for the gelato come in the traditional pistachio, chocolate and vanilla (from Madagascar); and also the more fanciful ricotta with chocolate, Greek yogurt, salted caramel and a fair dozen more. All worth trying and coming back for more.
- Italian: "Tea time is especially popular here and there are times you will be lucky to find a table. The three-tiered tea service trays come laden with fine Italian pastries, topped with a serving selection of the flavorful gelatos and then garnished with a light-as-cloud dollop of Chantilly whipped cream. This is a good choice for any day that calls for icecrem but also especially those special occasions. You can also find this gelato in the Marriott Champs Elysees. And they do serve light fare such as salads and sandwiches, too."
- Best for Italian Because: This is a fun place for families, groups of friends or when you need to meet with colleagues over a pizza and detox cocktails.