Olive Crazy: All About Olives and Olive Oil
May 312011

The first day of summer is still a few weeks away, schools are out, swimming pools are open, and it is getting hot. It’s time for gelato. Gelato trucks are popping up in parks and on sidewalks around the world. Among the cool and tasty treats are flavors like caramel, strawberry, lemon, and olive oil?

The gelato trucks won’t be offering the olive oil gelato, but I know where you can get it – at Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s New York City restaurant, Otto Enoteca Pizzeria, which is located at One Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. The gelato flavors are the artistry of Meredith Kurtzman. According to the restaurant’s website, Meredith “creates gelato that attempts to fuse the modern technical aspects of gelato production with handmade artistry and an emphasis on seasonality.” What that means to me is if I want to try olive oil gelato I’d better get a move on and head to Manhattan before the olive oil gelato is no more.

If you get a chance to go to Otto’s before I do, let me know how it tastes.

May the sun shine through your branches.


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