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Life is uncertain. Eat Desserts first. Yeah and that’s exactly what we did two days before the official opening at Ci Gusta! Singapore Yipee! :)
Italian delicatessen Ci Gusta! has recently opened its flagship outlet at Anchorpoint Mall on October 15 and this is the first ever franchise in Asia. Ci Gusta! stands for “We Like It!” in Italian and is synonymous with authentic Italian artisan desserts made with premium ingredients. Currently, there are as many as 18 gelato flavors in the fruity, nutty and alcoholic range!
Partners of Ci Gusta! Singapore, sisters Peggy and Claudia, were previously in the advertising and marketing industry. Their love for classic Italian gelato spurred them to make a switch in their careers and to bring in artisan Italian desserts to Singapore. Being first-time entrepreneurs, they started learning everything from scratch. One of their biggest challenges was to decide the types of desserts to serve as there are too many options that they want to share. Now, that’s a true blue dessert fanatic!
Yogurt Tenero and Gelato Tenero ($3.90 to $5.40)
Besides the traditional gelato and frozen yogurt offerings, Ci Gusta! has come up with a specially formulated dessert which is essentially a winning combination of soft serve ice cream and premium gelato! Yogurt Tenero is very refreshing and milky in taste while the Salted Caramel Tenero is rich, sweet but definitely not overwhelming on the tastebuds. Goes well with a range of toppings! Have fun experimenting! :P
The Caffettone is basically salted caramel tenero gelato with a shot of espresso. The bold, explosive flavors would definitely go well with hardcore coffee drinkers! Potent stuff.
Gelato: Dark Chocolate, Biscotti, Tiramisu ($3.90 to $6.90)
Next up, we tried the gelato selection of Dark Chocolate, Biscotti and Tiramisu. I personally found the dark chocolate very rich and creamy. My favorite has got to be the biscotti gelato with fragrant almond bits adding a nice crunchy texture to it.
If you have a preference for natural, fruity flavors, there is a wide delightful range that includes peach mango, lemon, strawberry. Psst.. The cantaloupe gelato has the lowest number of calories!
Waffles with Pino Pinguino Sauce (Prices start from $5.50)
One thing I like about the waffles with pino pinguino sauce is that the sauce is very chocolatey and tastes very much like nutella! You can even top it up with a scoop of gelato of your choice. It was chocolate for us! What would you have? ;)
The waffle was crisp around the edges but I would prefer it to be richer, denser and chewier.
Watch in anticipation as the crepes are prepared right in front of your very eyes. The crepes go well with a wide selection of toppings, gelatos and fresh fruits! At Ci Gusta!, you can have your dessert the way you want it to be. It’s the kind of flexibility that every customer would really appreciate!
Thank you Leen and Eileen from Touch Communications for the invitation and to Peggy and Claudia for hosting the session!
Ci Gusta! Singapore
370 Alexandra Road
11am – 10pm