All posts tagged: gelato

GIVEAWAY 2: GIAPO’S GOLDEN TICKETS

Today’s giveaway is redeemable only in Auckland so if you are from out of Auckland but plan on visiting us this year, you may also enter this competition. I recently blogged about Giapo’s amazing creative ice cream. Gianpaolo has generously donated a 2 pieces of his ice cream heaven. I am happy to announce as part of Bunny Eats Design’s 3rd year anniversary celebrations, two lucky readers will receive a Giapo Golden Ticket each worth $25 to be redeemed at Giapo on Queen Street. These tickets are exclusive and only two special tickets have ever be printed, designed by yours truly. I’m excited for you! Giapo Ice Cream, 279 Queen Street, Auckland City. (Edit: as of 2017, Giapo has moved to 12 Gore Street, Auckland) http://www.giapo.com To enter, please fill in the form below including a prize question. THE SMALL PRINT Terms and Conditions: Open to NZ residents only, it is the responsibility of the prize winners to redeem their prize at Giapo before 31 December 2013. This prize may not be exchanged for cash and must be …

The most creative ice cream in the world

Last week, I was invited to visit behind-the-scenes with Gianpaolo Grazioli at his quuintessential gelato shop, Giapo on Queen Street (Edit: since 2017, Giapo has moved to 12 Gore Street, Auckland). Giapo is the name his mother called him and therefore Gianpaolo = Giapo. Giapo has just one location and has carved a niche for very fine ice cream, gelato and yoghurt and most of their flavours are organic using locally sourced ingredients. This newly renovated institution is much more than an your average ice cream parlour. Not a single store-bought rainbow sprinkle, pink wafer or Snickers in sight, the flavours they do have are smart, original and  very good. While I was there I sampled a range of gelato, ice cream and yoghurt flavours such as dark chocolate brownie, vanilla cardamom and eggplant, banana yoghurt, hazelnut chocolate, tiramisu, finishing off with a classic digestive: green tea ice cream. I was impressed to learn that everything was made on site daily. The stainless steel kitchen was small and spotless and Gianpaolo and his expert crew …