Ciao Bella, Ciao 'Frisco!

To end our visit to San Francisco, we took a visit to the Ferry Building & Marketplace in San Francisco.

The Ferry Building Marketplace is a vibrant gathering of local farmers, artisan producers, and independently owned and operated food businesses and the customers they serve. The marketplace:
~ Showcases small regional producers that practice traditional farming or production techniques and who develop personal relationships with their customers.
~ Promotes the Bay Area's vast ethnic diversity and serve and an incubator for artisan producers who are returning to sustainable methods of agriculture and production.
~ Provides a central location for the promotion of the world-class food and wine producing regions of Northern California and recognize wine's connection to our rich regional cuisine.
~ Collaborates with local transit authorities to build strong regional ties to the Ferry Building and support the revitalization of the San Francisco waterfront.
~ Operates as a community gathering-place for the celebration of local culture and cuisine.

One of the places we fell in love with at the marketplace was Ciao Bella Gelato. I was familiar with their gelatos prior to visiting them during our trip, as some great Chicago restaurants offer it on their menus. Their gelatos are truly intense, creamy and trumps ice cream any day!

We got the chance to try out the following flavors:
Carrot Ginger
Zambolne(sp?), a chardonnay infused gelato
Scharfenberger Chocolate
Triple Espresso
Cookies & Cream

1 comment

  1. I have never had Gelato before. :( It looks great and I hope to have the experience of trying it some day.