Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Summer is Here: Cool Off & Connect...with Gelato!

Summer is finally here!  What a perfect reason to reconnect with others outside in the sunshine after being cooped up indoors for so long!  (Which happens to feel like a very long time, here in Seattle!)

A favorite summer treat of mine is gelato (especially while in Italy, of course!)  In my opinion, it tastes creamier and more robust in flavor compared to ice-cream.  Pistachio has to be one of my favorite flavors...just the right amount of sweetness mixed with a light nutty flavor.  This is the perfect indulgence on a hot day! Fortunately, I've noticed that the gelato selections at our local grocery stores have been rapidly growing, making it so convenient to enjoy it throughout the year. (Just try an affogato in the winter ~ its divine!)

Buon Gustaio Gelato Bowl & Spoon
Thankfully, the days are longer in summer, making it easy for people to have a light dinner early on and afterward, still have time to enjoy being outside for a few hours.  Why not invite a few neighbors or friends over for an impromptu gelato night?  No prep work involved ~ just scoop, serve, and enjoy!  The simple act of enjoying a special treat with others ~ while enjoying the fresh summer air, can connect friends and family alike.

Buon Gustaio Gelato Bowl & Spoon

If you decide that you need a little more than dessert for your summer night gathering...check out the rest of our Buon Gustaio collection.  Its simple, textural pieces are perfect for effortless, summer entertaining!

Buon Gustaio Collection

What is your favorite way to cool off and connect with others during the summertime?  I would love to hear in the comments below!