I had a day off last week and made the most of it for sure! In between Christmas shopping and getting things done on my “to do” list, I had lots of little snacks and food throughout the day.
I was in the restaurant supply district (Hastings between Clark and Commercial) when I realized I was near La Casa Gelato – the bright pink building that had first caught my eye a year ago when I first moved to Vancouver.
I parked the car, walked in, and was floored by the huge counter full of, as promised in their signs outside, 218 flavours of gelato and sorbetto.
I gawked at some flavours which were just too crazy for me to try (Curry? Wild Chanterelle Mushroom?) but did want something a bit out of the ordinary…
I doubled up my order, paying $6.75 by debit (convenient!) at the waffle cone counter. I was given my poker chip token and then walked all the way around the coolers with the nice older lady who helped me. I choose fig and chocolate chip, and pear and gorgonzola blue cheese (honest!)
The result – pretty crazy! Both gelato tasted exactly as described, but the pear and gorgonzola one was especially enjoyable. I was grinning from ear to ear with this incredible, unorthodox, desert.
Sure, the quality of the gelato isn’t the finest I’ve ever had, but, I loved trying something so new and so different. This is the kind of place I’d love to bring visitors to, just to blow their minds a bit :) I’m also intrigued by some of the other flavours I saw (Vietnamese basil anyone?)