Gelista VIP Tour & Tasting: Cold Hands, Warm Hearts


On a cold winter’s night, I ventured out to Gelista to try some of their famous gelati. Gelista has been lurking for a while, providing gelati for cafes and restaurants around South Australia. You may have tried their stuff without even knowing it! Tonight, they celebrated the release of their consumer range, with six flavours being made available to the public.


The evening started with a tangy wine gelati. Frozen and refreshing, this was a great palate cleanser and start to the evening. Once we were settled with some cheese and crackers, we were taken on a journey through the history of Gelista.

Gelista is artisan, handmade gelato, so of course, we got to watch the lovely Miss Xu churn some fresh Marble Hill Cherry gelato, especially for us! Afterwards, we were able to try the new range, which was carefully determined following heavy research into the most popular flavours in New York, Milan and Italy. The new flavours include Coconut, Lightly Salted Caramel Macadamia, Classic Chocolate, Blood Orange & Dark Chocolate, and Ricotta, Fig & Honey. They are well balanced, with varying sweetness to suit most tastes. I could absolutely see myself eating an entire tub of the Blood Orange and Dark Chocolate while sitting on the couch, watching TV, and now plan to do this in the near future (thanks a lot, Gelista).

Overall, the gelati was delicious, and the staff were warm and welcoming. With locally sourced ingredients, instagrammable packaging, and the Factory Direct Outlet right here in Adelaide, it’s definitely worth checking them out. I always love to support local while stuffing my face with ice cream. It’s win-win, really.


Special thanks once again to Eventalaide


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