Food & Drink

L’Albero dei Gelati Opens in Park Slope

Flavors you’ve never imagined

We wish money grew on trees (who doesn’t?). But we’d settle for one that bears ice cream.

Branch out at L’Albero dei Gelati (Italian for “tree of gelatos”), a Brooklyn gelateria and cafe dishing wild flavors crafted from local and organic produce.

Sibling owners and Slow Food advocates Monia and Fabio Solighetto have brought their cult-followed family business (they have three shops in Italy) and mission (pleasing palates with a twist on the norm) stateside.

l'albero di gelati!

Classics like nocciola (Piedmontese hazelnut) and stracciatella (cream and chocolate) allow you to play it safe, but why bother? Scoop savory seasonal standouts like leaf-flecked arugula, green beans with apple vinegar and mint leaves, or yellow bell pepper instead. Almond-milk varieties are available for the lactose averse.

We suggest asking for proper charcuterie and wine-pairing advice — fig sorbetto with a slice of prosciutto, perhaps? — to fully appreciate the flavors.

Then heading to the back garden to spoon beneath some less figurative foliage.

Can you dig it?

L’Albero dei Gelati, 341 Fifth Avenue, between 4th and 5th Streets, Park Slope (718-788-2288 or facebook.com).

l'albero di gelati!

Photos: Statia Grossman for DailyCandy

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341 5th Ave
bt 4th & 5th Sts
Brooklyn, NY 11215