Monday, March 31, 2014

Willy Wonka Week and Sake Gelato

Sake flavored gelato?

Yes, I have created such an intriguing flavor and it will soon be available for a very limited time. Read on, and I'll provide all the details.

First, you need to join Pazzo Gelato Café, located in North Andover, for a whimsical week dedicated to the music makers and the dreamers of dreams. Jim Demotses, owner of Pazzo Gelato is hosting Willy Wonka Week from April 6 to 12, in celebration of the inspiring story that helped start his business- after all invention "is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation and 2% butterscotch ripple."  Jim stated, “When I opened Pazzo Gelato I had Willy Wonka’s magical factory in mind. The classic movie inspired the colorful and somewhat delicious walls of my shop - proof that anything is possible!

Last year, when I reviewed Pazzo, I noted Jim's inspiration from Will Wonka, and I also raved about the quality of his gelato. The various flavors possessed a bright, fresh and natural taste.

During Willy Wonka Week, Jim will create some exclusive flavors, which will only be available during that week, as an ode to the dreamers who enter his ‘factory.’ Those flavors include:

Snozberry Sorbet: In Italian "fruto de bosco" (fruit of the woods) strawberry, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry
Everlasting Gobstopper: Trio of guava, passion fruit and blood orange sorbets
The Classic Wonka Bar: Coffee Gelato with chunks of Dark chocolate and caramel milk chocolate and Teddy Graham cookies
Scrumdiddlyumptious: Vanilla Mint milk chocolate, toffee pieces, peanuts, cookie pieces
Augustus: Mocha Chip
The Bad Egg: Zabaione Marsala gelato
Television Chocolate: Chocolate gelato with sprinkles & cookies and cream
Umpa Lumpa: Cara Cara Orange Sorbet with chocolate Straciatella
Fizzy Lifting Gelato: Peach sorbet with Prosecco

Besides these flavors, a few lucky people received Purple Tickets, which allows them to create their own exclusive flavor to be showcased during Wonka Week. I was fortunate to receive one of those Purple Tickets so get to create my own gelato flavor, and I knew it had to be Sake-related. I'll be calling it "Tipsy Sensei," and it will be made with Nigori Sake, Coconut and Yuzu. I hope that flavor appeals to you and I look forward to its creation. Stop by Pazzo and come taste some Tipsy Sensei!

In addition, though Pazzo can’t promise participants a lifetime supply of gelato- they’re offering 365 days’ worth. Each day during Willy Wonka Week one lucky child will win The Ultimate Purple Ticket awarding them one year of FREE gelato.

Rejoice at the fun and flavor that lies ahead during Willy Wonka Week. After all, “Don’t forget what happened to the man who suddenly got everything he always wanted. He lived happily ever after

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