September 20th, 2016. Everybody loves gelato. I love gelato too, but not every kind of gelato. While everybody loves ice cream, gelato or sorbet, I’m not very into them. And, all my friends would be like, “Whoaaaa.. are you sure? Ice cream is the most delicious thing in the whole universe!” Something like that. But, when this gelato shop from Italy finally opened in Jakarta, I’m in love. Grom.
Grom is the gelato you would make for the ones you love. Grom story began in 2003, when two friends, Guido Martinetti and Federico Grom, inaugurated the first Grom gelateria in Turin, Italy. Their dream was – and still is! – to make the best gelato in the world. This is how the gelato come una volta (“like it used to be made”) was born: gelato made with high-quality fresh milk, cage-free eggs and the best raw ingredients; sorbets with 50% fruit picked when fully ripe at their organic farm Mura Mura or from trusted cultivators; no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or emulsifiers of any kind – 100% natural ingredients.
Last year, Grom opened their first store in Jakarta at Pacific Place. Then, they spread their wings to Plaza Senayan, and now Lotte Shopping Avenue. Yaaaaay! When I knew about the LoVe outlet, I was so happy. Well, Pacific Place was not far away, but LoVe was closer. So so so so happy. And finally, grand opening. Another yaaaaay!! Psst, I’ve been there twice before their grand opening. Hahahaha..
I had the privilege to go there after their grand opening with some fellow foodies. Hans, Aline, Fiona, Gaby and Brian. We were having so much fun, trying all those delicious sorbet, gelato and affogato. So many flavours at Grom, such as: Crema de Grom (egg cream gelato with gluten free corn biscuit and Domori chocolate chips from Sierra Nevada, Columbia), Baccio, Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Vanilla, Coffee Gelato, Strawberry Sorbet, Mango Sorbet, Lemon Sorbet and many more. For me, I tried Crema de Grom and Baccio for my dark chocolate affogato. Grom was introducing new flavours, Raspberry Sorbet made by Forest Raspberry from Europe. Also Coconut flavour. Hans tried Raspberry and Strawberry Sorbet. I forgot to take picture of it, but it was amazing. Eye-opener! Sweet and sour were married happily!
Say no more, just visit Grom at your nearest outlet and corrent me if I’m wrong. But, for me, it’s never wrong to Grom. Look at this gal’s face below. Trus me, you can’t go wrong with happiness.
Lotte Shopping Avenue
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