ALL THE GELATO YOU CAN EAT IN ONE DAY, MADE BY THE BEST
SATURDAY & SUNDAY, JUNE 1st and 2nd
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston, MA (May 7th) – Besides the gut excitement for all the gelato you can eat, Bostonians can appreciate the historical significance of a Gelato Festival presented by Eataly Boston. The world of artisanal Italian frozen dessert is dropping into Boston, a city steeped in United States history, with deep Italian roots and a love of Italian food. Eataly Boston, located within the Prudential Center, is the perfect staging ground for the passion passed down from Bernardo Buontalenti, who first created gelato in 15th century Florence. The Gelato Festival has worked to share Buontalenti’s discovery with the world for ten years and GFA will proudly visit Boston for the first time ever, June 1st and 2nd: from 11am until 7pm each day.
The Gelato Festival is considered the most authoritative event in the world dedicated to gelato – all’italiana. Organized in collaboration with Carpigiani and Sigep – Italian Exhibition Group, the Gelato Festival spreads knowledge and enjoyment of real Italian artisanal gelato through a contest in which gelato artisans and chefs compete with original gelato flavors for the gold medal by Florentine goldsmith Paolo Penko. Following the Boston stage, Gelato Festival America will hold events in Chicago, Washington, D.C. and West Hollywood along the 2019 tour. Air Italy is the Global Partner of Gelato Festival.
Gabriele Poli, Founder & President of Gelato Festival explains, “After the huge success all over Europe, and our first two editions of the Gelato Festival in the USA in 2017 & 2018 and the premiere final in Miami, it is a fact — Americans really do love gelato! It is our goal to make certain that every American gets to taste what real Italian gelato is like and to spread the culture of artisanal Italian gelato throughout the world’s largest consumer market for frozen desserts, focusing on the higher quality of this product compared to all others. Together, with the best gelato industry players, we will help artisans and chefs succeed in the United States market. We look forward to exposing Boston to the concept of all-the-gelato-you-can-eat.”
A wristband entitles you to all the gelato you can eat while participating in all the Festival activities, as well as cast a vote for your favorite gelato flavor and the chef who created it. The winner will continue the journey towards the Gelato Festival World Masters in Italy. Stock up on these rare gelatos, made specially for the unique history and people of Boston, and stay cool all summer long.
Gelato Festival America 2019 visits five cities:
(COMPLETED) March 16-17 in Miami, FL*
Brickell City Centre
700 Brickell Avenue (between 7th & 8th Street) | Miami, FL 33131
(NEXT UP!) June 1-2 in Boston*
800 Boylston St | Boston, MA 02199
August 17-18 in Chicago*
W Taylor St
1301 West Taylor St | Chicago, IL 60607
September 7-8 in Washington D.C.
City Market at O
800 P Street Northwest | Washington, DC 20001
September 28-29 in West Hollywood*
Pacific Design Center
8687 Melrose Avenue | West Hollywood, CA 90069