I’ve been enjoying the heck out of the warmer weather we’ve been having. Like, SHORTS. Do you guys remember SHORTS!!? Oh, and frozen treats… like GELATO.
Imagine my delight when owners Jen and Boris of Bucket & Bay Craft Gelato invited me to their shop’s pre-opening “Founder’s Club Cone Party” last week. Trust me, it was NOT a hard sell. Plus, I was super excited to meet the geniuses behind the gelato that I had been talking with for months now on Instagram. YAY for internet friends!
The flavors for the evening were…
- “Black Label Vanilla” (infused with Johnny Walker Black Label Whiskey)
- “Mango Black Cardamom”
- “Strawberry Bellini”
I have never resented having only two hands more, than in the moment in which I took this shot.
The taste and texture of this stuff is RIDICULOUS. Super balanced and physics-defying levels of creamy-ness. This cone of vanilla bean was scooped straight from the churning machine. Look at those specks of vanilla! My little nerd heart!
Everything at Bucket & Bay is carefully thought out and masterfully executed, from sourcing ingredients, to preparation and service. So many times, coffee is treated like an afterthought, that’s just there in case anyone asks for it. Not here, not only do they serve one of my personal favorite NJ roasters, Jersey City’s own Mod Cup Coffee, their staff is trained in the art of a proper pour over. (My inner coffee nerd was doing backflips)
I also think it’s worth mentioning that Bucket & Bay is a shadow-dog friendly environment, so don’t hesitate to bring the little guy on down.
Here’s the best news of the whole post… THEY OPEN THIS SATURDAY (6/6/15). Cancel your plans. Go to Bucket & Bay. Have a delicious scoop of magic and a cup of coffee, and celebrate this awesome warm weather! Don’t worry, I’ll be here when you get back.. GO! <3
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Dayle Dracy is a Food Blogger, seventh grade science fair winner, and self professed President of the United States of Pizza.