Not too long ago I was having a conversation with a well-known dessert chef, who lamented the lack of dessert places in the country. He said dessert restaurants are really popular in Australia, while over here, Filipinos are afraid of desserts and prefer to split an order amongst themselves.
True enough, when my friends and I go out to lunch or dinner, we usually get stuck in the same place or perhaps move to another place for coffee.
Dessert lovers will be pleased to know a new place has opened at the Fort.
Gelatofix, a restaurant concept from Singapore, specializes in gelato or Italian ice cream.
Gelato is made fresh every day with ingredients such as chocolate, avocado, pistachio, strawberries and mangoes. There are 16 flavors every day.
Among my favorites are Salted Caramello, Caffe Italia, and Fior di Latte (a must-try!).
But it’s not just a dessert place. It offers savory and sweet dishes with gelato incorporated into some of them. For instance, the Garden of Passion salad consists of greens and a scoop of Fior di Latte gelato, which they let us try during the grand opening.
“Gelato is at the heart of Gelatofix. We want to offer the full Italian gelato experience. It’s not just a place where you can get scoops of gelato. If you look at our menu, gelato is everywhere. That’s what makes us different,” said Von Lacorte, Director at Gelatofix Philippines.
Gelatofix’s philosophy is to give everyone a place where they can “hang their hats,” which is the Italian way of saying “take a break.”
Another signature Gelatofix creation is the Magic Boxx, made of two cuts of toasted bread.
The first toast layer has buttery cubes of bread and mangoes topped with Boston creme, while the second box is filled with Gelatofix’s warm chocolate sauce.
On the side is a bowl with two scoops of gelato and fruits. Perfect for sharing!
Gelatofix also serves soups, main dishes and beverages, like Spaghetti Prawn Apricot, Risotto Al Funghi, Barbecue Ribs, Beef Pot Roast, Crispy Pork Belly, Rosemary Chicken and Bangus Belly served with rice and egg.
Lacorte said Gelatofix Philippines will open one more cafe this year and five next year. Abroad, Gelatofix has locations in Cambodia, Kuwait, Maldives and Qatar.
Gelatofix is at BGC Corporate Center, 30th Corner 11th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.
To know more, follow them on www.facebook.com/GelatofixPhilippines or Instagram @gelatofixphilippines