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  • Between ice cream lovers we truly share any info about new venues or hot-spots worth to try. I heard so much about this place in Jing An neighborhood called “DAL CUORE” that I couldn’t wait to stop by for a cone!

    The place is small with a Scandinavian decor style. I think I stopped by in a particular day because it was a mess. Kids over the counter, angry parents because there was no queue for the cashier or for the serving, staff overwhelmed…I mean, you could see it was crowded because it is a popular spot -and also because the venue isn’t big-, but what about the ice cream?

    After people lowered their anxiety with a little of sugar I could finally order my cup, yes a cup, not a cone! You would ask why? Because the cone is really tiny. I could visualize my gelato’s death by collapsing after the first lick. So I went for the safe option: the boring cup. I have to admit my flavor choices weren’t the smartest ones, Almond Afoggato and Cookies & Cream. I couldn't distinguish which one had these coffee taste sprinkles that, in my opinion, ruined my ice cream. I can stand the coffee flavor in the tiramisu for example, but not in this case.

    Regarding the gelato quality: creamy, yes! But not as crafty and home-made style as I was expecting. I will come back for a second chance since I think it was just a bad day and certainly will try other tastes.

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    Delfina joined the Argentinean Foreign Service in 2012, and was posted to the General Consulate in 2016. Her hobbies are taking photos, traveling and cooking all sort of dishes. She aims someday to open a small restaurant based in organic, regional and self farmed ingredients.
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