Monday, December 6, 2010

Four Visits to Capo’s in 3 days ….oh my :-D

After over a year Philly hiatus this Bronx girl finally made it back to Capogiro’s for a visit. And of course not knowing how soon I’d be back I had to do things in a big way…. FOUR visits to capo’s in three days!! Indeed, this is one happy, full bellied sorbetto lover. The tasty journey started with a late night frolic with The Sniffer to 13th street for a small cup of ½ Asian pear and ½ lime. The Asian pear was so delightfully sweet and the fantastically lip puckering lime made for a perfect balance of sweet and sour. It had been so long since I had a fresh cup from capo’s that due to my oh so focused consumption I somehow didn’t pay attention to what the sniffer had. I should note that I have had pints in the last year but they’ve been delivery and nothing can beat the feeling of staring into a full Capogiro’s case, sampling and trying to figure the best flavor combinations that could fit into your cup. The next day, visits begun with AMAZING Steel cut oatmeal and a wonderful cup of coffee for breakfast. However, the best taste of capo’s came at the end of the wonderful Philadelphia chocolate walking tour founded by Valerie Beck(be sure to check them out at www.philadelphiachocolatetours.com). The tour consists of stops at many fantastic chocolate shops around Philadelphia; some that you might not even know are there and ends at the 20th street Capogiro’s shop. Normally I always go straight for the gelato case but as part of the tour we were offered a cup of the Italian hot chocolate with a fresh plate of whipped cream. I loved the rich thickness of the melted chocolate and the touch of sweetness that the fresh cream added. Once that was devoured, elegantly of course, I made my way over to the case to find APPLE CIDER WITH CLOVE. “EUREKA!!!!!,” I whispered to myself though I wanted to yell it loud enough so that people at 13th street could hear me. APPLES are my most favorite thing in the world, not only do I eat them daily but my day just doesn’t feel complete if I haven’t had one. At the sight of the apple cider, I thought to myself, “maybe I should just leave Philadelphia a day early so that I can take a few pints of this back to nyc b/c who knows if it will be available tomorrow.” After a small cup of the spiced goodness a somewhat cooler head prevailed and I walked back to my hotel leaving room for my fourth and final capo visit to pick up pints to take home the next day (lime with cilantro, grapefruit, apple with calvados, and Asian pear). With all four trips, as always the Capogiro’s staff was amazing and helpful, even with packing my cooler with ice to make sure all the pints made it back safe. This trip was just a reminder that I have to start making more frequent trips to visit my friends and also so that my freezer stays packed with greatness. Till next trip, Turnpike

9 comments:

  1. I somehow didn’t pay attention to what the sniffer had.

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  2. sampling and trying to figure the best flavor combinations that could fit into your cup.

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  3. at 13th street could hear me. APPLES are my most favorite thing in the world

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  4. I wish I could visit Capogiro so I could enjoy the sights and the great coffee.

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