Friday, April 17, 2015

Pappalecco's and the Divine Affogato

Have you ever heard of something so wonderful that it just couldn't be real? 

Well, I'd heard rumors. Whisperings, if you will, of a drink called the affogato. Now, maybe I'm just very behind the times and you all are fully aware of what that delightful concoction is.....but please humor me and allow me to explain. 

An affogato is gelato, any flavor, that is then deliciously drowned in hot espresso. As you can imagine this melts into the most delectable of coffee dreams. Sigh. 

So. I obviously pursued every lead until I found a location that makes affogatos. And, don't laugh, we dressed to impress for our first meeting with this caffinated minx.

Rumor had it, that Pappalecco's was the place to find what we were looking for. Off to Little Italy we went. 

After braving the pain that is parking in that area, we were richly rewarded by finding truth in these coffee rumors. 

Just one more close up for this divine beauty? 

It really is wonderful to have friends who are just as obsessed as I am about these kinds of things. Gloria decided on Nutella for hers and I couldn't resist the hazelnut.

I imagine this is how a leprechaun looks when holding his pot of gold, crazed look in his eyes, utter disregard for the double chin a maniac grin inevitably brings out....

Mine! All mine!!!

Gloria took a slightly more cautious approach...

And then fell into raptures, as is tradition.

Unfortunately, though I have tried many times, I cannot survive on coffee and dessert alone. Luckily, Italians have never been known for a lack of satisfying foods. Pappalecco's quiche and salad were no exception. 

 More than satisfied with the outcome of our quest for yet another incomparable coffee, we went for a lovely stroll and even made time to stop and smell the flowers.

Such a lovely day! I highly recommend Pappalecco and strongly encourage you to try the affogato!!!

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