Milan Issue: Gelato in the City
Then there’s Gelateria della Musica, which — great reviews aside, including a rec by Tory Daily tastemaker Simone Marchetti — intrigued us with its name. A gelato shop of… music? Turns out the founder, Fabio Brigliadoro, was once a jazz musician before he turned his attention to the sugary stuff and considers the making of a gelato a lot like the makings of music: It’s about a symphony of ingredients. Flavors range from the classics (the place is known for its takes on pistachio) to the curious (mojito; a bread, butter and jam combo). And in keeping with the theme, Brigliadoro attaches artist names to the flavors — Lady Gaga, Madonna, Peter Gabriel and so on.
P.S. Wondering about the difference between ice cream and gelato? The latter, which uses more milk than cream, is denser and because it’s churned at a slower place, less air is whipped in — which is why it melts less quickly, too.