Spring zing: always-beloved @blackdoggelato has created bold and imaginative new #GameofThrones inspired flavors, which two former Kendall College students and I had a blast sampling at Jessica's friendly-as-ever store in Chicago's wonderful Wicker Park neighborhood, now open again for the season!
I've never seen the GoT series (I know!), but got a glimpse into it through Black Dog's clever flavor names such as The Salt Throne -- which is chocolate sea salt caramel with a nice smokiness to the caramel -- and Lady Stonefruit -- dark cherry gelato with amarena cherries, rich and not sweet. Those were my two favorite flavors, and I also loved the vegan chocolate gelato and the strawberry balsamic gelato from the regular line, while my former students picked The City of Brotherly Sisterly Love, topped with Philly cheesecake, as a seasonal line favorite. The new and regular lines have the culinary sophistication and inventiveness that Black Dog has always provided.
Swipe for scenes, including of the small mess I made with the chocolate sea salt caramel, an outtake with my dear students which somehow seemed best to capture the zingy feeling on a fun afternoon of delicious gelato and catching up, and a neighborhood picture I took showing the season known as spring in Chicago: chilly but cheerful!