by Stefano Mosi of Mosi in Victoria, Canada
Second Place: Purple Clouds by Alfonso Jarero,
Ozio in Mexico City
Third Place: Italian Romance by Antonio Arminio,
Gelato Go in the Beverly Hills
Please find photographs from this weekend: link | Generic photographs of Gelato Festival America: link
Monday, October 1st, 2019 — Gelato Festival America, now in its third year, celebrated its first LA-based event in West Hollywood. The mission of Gelato Festival America is to spread the culture of artisanal gelato throughout the United States through a prestigious com. The winner of the contest for best flavor at this Festival was Seamist, presented by Stefano Mosi of MOSI in Victoria, Canada! Two local WeHo restaurants sent their pastry chefs to compete: Fabio Ugoletti of Cecconi’s and Alison Trent of Ysabel. Another chef hailed from SoCal with an aptly named and appetizing Strawberry213 flavor to represent Stick Station Gelato – Brandon Choi from Studio City.
– 1st place winner of the West Hollywood festival, Stefano Mosi (Instagram: @mosigelato), received a beautiful medal by Florentine goldsmith Paolo Penko. The Seamist flavor, an herbal tea sorbetto of mint, lemongrass and seaweed with added fresh mint leaves and lime, was a hit with the Public Jury, composed of ticket-holding guests, as well as the Technical Jury of 12 professional judges.
– Second place went to Purple Clouds, a lychee gelato with organic hibiscus infusion and whole
raspberries, by Anfonso Jarero (Instagram: @ozio.gelateria) of Ozio in Kentwood, MI.
– Third place went to Italian Romance, made with water from organic handmade roses wrapped in a mixture of variegated blueberries with wild berry spice for an elegant romantic and healthy
taste, by Antonio Arminio (Instagram: @gelateriaarminio) of Gelato Go in the Beverly Hills.