Thursday, May 6, 2010


"Ice-cream is exquisite. What a pity it isn't illegal."

I have just tried the very best ice cream I have ever had in my life. Yes, I traveled to Italy and I have had high end ice creams in the States and in Argentina. I admit, there are countries I have not traveled to, but I just can't imagine anything being better than this.

The owners Marco Amodeo & Giovanni Girardini of Kakao (a Tea Room that also has ice cream and chocolates in Aosta, Italy) joined forces with  Venchi Chocolates.

From visiting the local shop, which they call Arkakao, here it looks like it could be a direct translation of what they have set up in Italy. Now the only thing that is missing is some high end cookies, cantucci/biscotti. (hint, hint)

I tried the gianduja  and a dark chocolate ice cream that I can't quite remember the actual name it went by, and it was amazing.

They did not have dry ice to pack it in like local Buenos Aires ice cream shops do, so I could not bring any back with me.

Sorry, my pictures suck. Take my word for it, the picture does not do this cup of creamy heaven justice.

Apparently they work with imported products so I should have tried pistachio for example. Who am I kidding, after this I will try as many of the different flavors as possible. I just have to come up with excuses to visit Rosario more often.

However, this recent news article from La Nación might put a damper on things, although I do hope this does not affect them.

I have no idea if they are actually going to stop Pepperidge Farm at the border for little old me.

My concern is one of inflation though. Many key ingredients have already been on the rise and I wonder how this will affect that. Also, what if other countries decide to do the same thing?

I sure hope they know what they are doing and I sure hope this does not put the brakes on the best ice cream in the world.

Good bye Villars Chocolate, Ritter Sport, Heinz Ketchup, Haagen Dazs, Philly Cream Cheese, etc.?


SaltShaker said...

Maybe we can do a day trip for the ice cream one day!

Unknown said...

Now that's a great idea!

Heidi Mathews said...

I knew I shouldn't have opened this post! How can you do this to a pregnant woman Frank??!! LOL! You can tell just how delicious it is from the creamy!

Gabriela said...

Viste Frank que no mentiamos sobre el helado de Arkakao!

Que bueno que hayan tenido la posibilidad de probarlo en su venida a Rosario... y no te preocupes que seguramente muy pronto S&S estará allí de la mano de Wine & Gourmet.

Le copio este link a los que desean ver más fotos y chuparse los dedos

pd: para alegría de los golosos les cuento un secreto: la idea de los dueños es que Arkakao Rosario sea la primera de muchas sucursales en todo el país!!!


Unknown said...


No puedo esperar el dia que encuentro a Arkakao en Capital!

I can't wait till the day I can find Arkakao in Baires!

Great news indeed!