THE PROTAGONIST OF GELATO DAY 2022 WILL BE A CHOCOLATE AND HAZELNUT ICE CREAM WITH FRESH RICOTTA AND DRIED FIGS IN RUM SYRUP: A TASTY AND ORIGINAL RECIPE, WHICH ON MARCH 24, 2022 WILL BE OFFERED IN ALL ICE CREAM PARLORS IN EUROPE.
If the shadow of the pandemic imposes new restrictions throughout Europe, the masters of artisanal ice cream do not stop and with courage and creativity continue to prepare for the tenth edition of the European Artisan Gelato Day, which on March 24 will celebrate throughout the Old Continent this product appreciated all over the world, the artisan knowledge and the gastronomic tradition of the sector.
Artglace, in collaboration with Longarone Fiere Dolomiti and IEG – Italian Exhibition Group, had launched a competition among European ice cream makers, with the aim of decreeing the official recipe of "Dolce Sinfonia", the protagonist taste of the tenth edition of Gelato Day. The competition consisted of two phases: a first selection during the 61st MIG at Longarone Fiere Dolomiti and a second as part of the 43rd SIGEP, originally scheduled for the end of January. Following the postponement to March 2022 of the SIGEP edition, in compliance with the Competition Regulations "in the event that it is not possible to carry out one of the two scheduled selections, due to any restrictions due to Covid-19, the winner of the competition will be the ice cream maker who has totaled the highest number of votes in the only selection made", Artglace was forced to anticipate the closure of the Competition, cancelling the second selection scheduled at Sigep in Rimini.
Silvia Chirico, owner of the Chirico Estate in Ascea (Salerno), scored the highest score and signed the recipe that will be repeated in all European ice cream parlors on 24 March. Chirico, who combines respect for tradition and attention to every ingredient in a perfect synthesis, won over the jury by proposing his version of Dolce Sinfonia, an ice cream based on chocolate and hazelnuts, enriching it with two typical products of his land: ricotta and figs. On the white base, left to mature, Chirico's touch sees the addition of chocolate sauce, hazelnut paste, fresh ricotta and dried figs in rum syrup to obtain an ice cream with a unique flavor.
The Flavour of the Year will be offered in all the ice cream parlors in Italy and Europe that will join the 2022 edition of Gelato Day and will be the protagonist of all the initiatives that on 24 March will celebrate artisanal ice cream, the only food to which the European Parliament has ever dedicated a Day, which has always been an expression of quality, authenticity and territoriality, as well as the engine of an entire, rich supply chain, from raw materials to specific ingredients for ice cream, from machines to display cases for ice cream parlors.
All updates on the tenth edition of Gelato Day are available on the website www.gelato-day.com and on the official Gelato Day pages on Facebook (@24MarzoEuropeanGelatoDay), Instagram (@Gelato_Day) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/c/GelatoDay).
All ice cream parlors in Italy and Europe are invited to join the 2022 edition of Gelato Day by registering on the website www.gelato-day.com and reporting all the initiatives scheduled for March 24, 2022.
The European Day of Artisanal Gelato is the only day that the European Parliament has so far dedicated to a food. Celebrated on March 24 of each year in all European countries, with events, meetings and initiatives aimed at spreading the culture of artisanal gelato, "Gelato Day" is a unique opportunity to contribute to the enhancement of this product, the promotion of artisan knowledge and the development of the gastronomic tradition of the sector. A peculiarity of "Gelato Day" is the "Flavor of the Year": for the tenth edition of the European Artisan Gelato Day on March 24, 2022 it will be "Dolce Sinfonia", hazelnut and chocolate-based ice cream with fresh ricotta and dried figs in rum syrup, whose recipe is signed by Silvia Chirico, winner of the competition organized at European level by Artglace, in collaboration with Longarone Fiere Dolomiti and Italian Exhibition Group (IEG).
Alongside its creators, Longarone Fiere and Artglace, Gelato Day sees as partners of the 2022 edition: ACOMAG – National Association of Manufacturers of Machinery, Furnishings and Equipment for Gelato, Italian Association of Gelato Makers, CNA, Campania Gelato Committee, Confartigianato, Conpait Gelato – Confederation of Italian Pastry Chefs, Italian Federation of Gelato Makers, G.A. – National Committee for the Defence and Diffusion of Artisanal and Own Gelato, G.A.T. – Artisanal Gelato Makers of Triveneto, Ilgelatoartigianale.info, Masters of Italian Gelateria, SIGEP – International Exhibition of Artisan Gelato, Pastry, Bakery and Coffee of Italian Exhibition Group.