Lick, slurp, chomp, swoon. Smackdab in the middle of summer, the timing is perfect for the grand opening of Stella Luna Café, Ottawa’s newest gelato shop.
Located on Bank Street in Old Ottawa South, Stella Luna Gelato is local resident Tammy Giuliani’s baby. Spurning pre-measured, powdered mixes, Tammy wanted to make gelato from simple, wholesome ingredients found locally. She travelled to Italy, the cradle of gelato making, to attend a program at an artisan gelato training centre. She returned fully trained and bursting to share her new-found talents and ideas with customers.
Apparently the best gelato is handcrafted and uses fresh whole milk, cane sugar, egg yolks (sometimes), and the best raw extras, including pistachios, hazelnuts, vanilla beans and fruit.
Stella Luna just opened on July 31 so you can be among the first to give it a try.