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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

GELUPO










I howl, you howl, we all howl for ice-cream... Well you will once you have visited Bocca di Lupo’s new Italian gelateria on Archer Street in Soho. GELUPO has been open just six weeks but already has some very keen, and greedy followers.

‘Bocca di Lupo’ is an Italian good luck phrase meaning ‘into the mouth of the wolf’, which is why the restaurant’s trademark image is the howling wolf. This restaurant is a favourite for foodies and just looking at the menu will make you hungry. Delicious regional treats from all over Italy, created by adventurous chef Jacob Kenedy. When dining at Bocca di Lupo it is best to share dishes, allowing one to taste as much as possible! There is a great atmosphere too, while sitting at a sleek wooden table you can watch the chefs at work.

When I went to Bocca di Lupo I found the desserts rather disappointing after the mouth-watering mains. And this is where Gelupo slots in: a lovely little deli just across the street from Bocca providing you with fresh gelato made that very same day. Open as late as 23:00 Sunday to Wednesday and 01:00 Thursday to Saturday.

My friend is the manager at Gelupo and he recommended I order the freshest flavours, which happened to be pistachio and strawberry. I narrowly missed the avocado & honey which sounds very intriguing... next time maybe. Every day the flavours vary, as they use only the freshest ingredients. Raspberry was apparently a winner, but they have had to stop making it due to the high cost of the fresh berries. For those of you watching your waistline, don’t fear, Gelupo’s gelato rarely uses cream or eggs in its recipes making it lighter and healthier.

Gelupo don’t just sell ice-cream, oh no. Amongst their beautifully stacked selves are all kinds of goodies to feast on. I spotted some yummy looking pasta, sausages and sauces.

Unfortunately Gelupo is rather hidden down yet another musky Soho street, but please when you’re next feeling peckish in Soho avoid Snog’s frozen yoghurts (just up the road) and wait to satisfy your cravings at Gelupo – I promise it will be worth it.

Check out the website here.

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