Bianco; it's a step back in time
|Carla, making peach gelato; Federico is ready to greet guests.|
It's that great. They are that friendly. Bianco opens tomorrow, July 25 on Commodore Plaza.
If you are allergic to dairy or are vegan, fear not, they have lots of dairy-free gelato flavors. All made right on the premises. Flavors will change daily. "Our gelato is light, tasty and guilt free," says Federico. And get this, all the fruit comes from the famous Robert Is Here!
Their idea is to make people feel as if they are on the French Riviera or St. Tropez, when they enter the store, just like the gelato, the atmosphere is light and airy.
This is Bianco's concept store, the di Francos would love to open other stores around Miami.
Some of their creations include "Coconut Grove" which of course is coconut, there is Classic Belgium Chocolate, Tonga Vanilla, Fig and Blueberry, Himalayan Pink Salt Peanut Butter, Nut Milk and dozens more flavors.
Piccolo (small) is $4.50 / Medio (medium) is $6.50 and Grande (large) is $8.00).
There will be coffee, all types, American, espresso, etc. and small bakery items, Affogato al Coffee (which is a gelato float in espresso), and for me, Frederico suggested a Brioche with gelato in the center.
Something interesting is "Granita," it's lighter than gelato, but just as flavorful. Perfect for summer. It's a slushy-type treat made with ice from natural mineral water, fresh seasonal fruits, coffee and/or almonds.
With all the talk of changes in Coconut Grove, this is a trip backwards to a gentler time. It's a place where they know your name and they know their neighbors. They care about the Grove and their business and it shows. The location is the former Coconut Grove Flower Shop which started there in the 1940s and this feels like an old-fashioned gelato/ice cream place right in that historic space.
Bianco is located at 3137 Commodore Plaza. Their hours are Monday-Tuesday from 10 am to 9 pm and Wednesday through Sunday from 9 am to 10 pm. See you there!
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