Wednesday, June 06, 2007

GROM and Robyn

While New Yorkers may not be sure whether to serve their tap water in a carafe or not,
we are VERY happy to have a new real Italian gelato shop from Turin.
No question about it!
GROM is a wonderful addition to a town lacking good ice cream.
Yesterday I met up with food blogger, Robyn Lee, The Girl Who ate Everything at the 2165 Broadway Upper West Side shop.
The flavor chart is thoughtfully placed outside to aid your decision making process.
They even have monthly flavors!
You can taste as many flavors as you like at Grom,
but anticipation, stress and angst will make you choose quickly.
The torture of watching the dipping....
Wondering if you got the right flavor...
This is very Italian to stick the cone on top, so you can eat it either way..
And the cone was definitely from Italy - crispy and light.
What is it about gelato spoons?
I save every single gelato spoon I come across.
There's always a few lurking in the bottom of my purse just in case...
Don't ask me why?...just in case.
WARNING! Very large picture of rich creamy gelato.
Robyn got Cinnamon and Pistachio.
Mine was Cinnamon and Hazelnut.
Real Italian Pistachio is NEVER green, but rather the color of dirty old duffle coats.
Notice Robyn has drapped a bib around her gelato to catch the drips.
Mine never had much chance to drip...
You can tell Robyn is a serious eater.
She's actually tasting the gelato...
Mine disappeared mysteriously almost instantly.
Chocolate...YUMIs this little girl thinking, Why didn't I get chocolate..?
Is this dog asking, Where's mine..?
Did I say this was my 4th visit and the 1st time I did not get Pistachio...
WELCOME to New York GROM!

18 comments:

  1. Vanessa from Jakarta2:56 AM

    Oh wow! What a small world.... I love seeing Robyn's blog and I recently discovered yours and am totally in love with your blog too!!

    I wish I had your talent, not only to paint but also to tell stories the way you do every day!

    Please don't ever stop! :-)

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  2. THANK YOU Vanessa from Jakarta! :)

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  3. Fabulous............
    Ah the joys of summer
    Love and hugs

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  4. I live two short blocks from Grom, but every time I decide to try it, the line is prohibitively long. You shouldn't have to wait like that for something that's practically next door.
    But I probably would wait in line for Berthillon or Amorino...

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  5. JAY
    We went at 7 and the line was shortish and moved quickly.
    But isn't the anticipation of waiting for something special part of the experience and an essential necessary torture to true enjoyment?
    Just 2 blocks away...I would have to move. It would be a disaster for me...

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  6. *smile*
    May I ask who got to eat the napkin? *giggle*

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  7. nice to get a preview, thanks! I'm definitely going next time I'm in N.Y.!!

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  8. Anonymous9:56 AM

    Yummmm I'm with that little girl. Wish I had the chocolate. ;-)
    I noticed two white dogs in line. Shades of Paris. ;-)

    Cris in OR

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  9. loveitaly9:57 AM

    I love gelato, and could almost taste it...mmmmmmmmmmmmm! Eat some for me.

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  10. Hiho,
    Thanks for the photos and the nice blog post!
    I like that my napkin = gelato bib! ;)

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  11. Hey a fellow gelato spoon lover. I keep them in my pockets and rub the bowl part with my thumb. Is that strange or just plain normal?

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  12. Lucky you having a Grom near by to enjoy!
    Gelato is one of my top 10 favorite foods.
    Ice Cream dosn't call me at all, but Cappuccino Gelato whispers my name. All flavors of Gelato make me happy. The flavors are so intence and it's not as fatty as ice cream. What a fun field trip with Robyn.

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  13. I might be an ultimate Francophile but when it comes to ice cream, nothing beats Italian Gelato

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  14. yeah! real gelato! i am totally going to check this place out when i go back home this august - yet another reason to wish that 8/3 was coming sooner!!! i love espresso or cappucino flavored gelato.

    i had gelato once at this bakery in little italy and it was divine.

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  15. valeria10:46 AM

    Did you try almond granita?
    I am totally addicted to it, last month I got it like 10 times, I was too afraid not to find it the month after! :)
    Anyway I am kind of curious if Grom icecream tastes the same here in Milano and in Ny.

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  16. Just showed this post to my husband - he called you a very uncomplimentary name that begins with "b" - he also said he hopes you get fat!
    And how is it that NEW YORK of all places could have been "a town lacking a good ice cream"?
    It really does just look so amaaaaazingly wonderful - I think Melbourne Australia would be a perfect place to open a new store!

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  17. Anonymous7:16 PM

    Nicolo and Richard here. (Owner and manager respectively.) Thank you so much for your wonderful praise! It's an honor to be welcome so well into the neighborhood. Thanks to all of our new and dedicated fans!

    Ciao! and see you soon!

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  18. Thanks for your useful tips from an ice cream addict! I now discovered Pozzetto and my life has changed. I wish I had a Pozzetto in Minneapolis too.

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