Things on Saturday night didn't go exactly to plan. As I discussed doing in my post from Saturday, I stopped by La Dolce Vita to pick up some ice cream to photograph. While I was in the store, located along the "frontage road" for Waterfront Drive, near the Glancina George Building, I tried to take some pictures of the beautiful case of colorful gelato on offer at La Dolce Vita. Classic flavors like Pistachio and Chocolate are complimented by more creative examples like the new Pina Colada, and the intriguing, bright-blue, "Smurf" (does it taste like sarsparilla?).
Unfortunately, the beers I had consumed at Mulligan's St. Patrick's Day celebration inhibited my camera skills, and all my photos turned out as blurry smears of light and colour. Probably related is the fact that I completely neglected to take any photographs of the gelato I actually purchased before ravenously consuming it. So you're going to have to make do with imagining the loveliness of the creamiest, most flavorful gelato you've ever tasted, and then realize that's what they produce at La Dolce Vita. Of the four flavors we've tried (hazelnut, caramel crunch, banana and coconut) the hazelnut was my favorite, with an intensly nutty, roasted flavor that reminded me of eating nutella straight from the jar.
I have no idea how HB and I have managed to live in the BVI for eighteen months without ever giving the place a try. After moving here and discovering that the ice cream sold at the grocery store was usually freezer-burned and hard as a brick, we just gave up on ice cream consumption wholesale, assuming we would just have to make do with the occasional DQ treat when we were back in the States. How we could ignore the richly flavored, perfectly-textured offerings of La Dolce Vita for so long, I don't know.
The point is: if you're in the BVI and need an ice cream fix, ignore the sad freezer cases at the grocery stores and make a beeline for La Dolce Vita. You won't regret it.