The last time I was on Rue de la Navigation (Pâquis), I passed by Manu gelato shop and there was a line that went outside and almost down the entire block. Ice cream (and by extension gelato) is not my thing but I figured, Hey, something special is going on there.
Spring made its debut in Geneva a few days back so F and I decided to take a walk from work and through Pâquis on our way home.
“Let’s go to that ice cream shop,” he said.
“Okay…” I answered, not too excitedly (F is the ice cream and gelato buff; I’m too busy working on my bikini body).
So we go to Manu and the place is lined with awards for Best Swiss Gelato, among others.
I choose ricotta and fig and F chooses Oreo. We pay for the double scoop cone, walk out and take the first plunging lick-bite: and it was absolute perfection.
The Oreo scoop was uncharacteristically chocolately – usually it’ll look like vanilla ice cream with small hints of Oreo cookies – which made me a bit nervous. I love all things chocolate but am not a fan of chocolate ice cream or gelato. I can’t stand that watered down chocolate taste! Give me the real stuff.
This was other-worldly, so incredibly creamy and delicious – don’t even get me started on the ricotta and fig scoop.
Do it now, just go – run and grab yourself a gelato cone because it’s unfair that I’ve had one and you haven’t yet. There goes my bikini body…