When Grom, an Italian gelato chain opened its first shop in New York on the Upper West Side, people went nuts. Lines were long and the reviews were glowing. The hype has died down a bit, and you can now easily stroll into their second location on Bleecker right next to Father Demo Square, an ideal place to stop and enjoy your melting gelato and eaves drop on neighboring conversations.
I ordered a small Torroncino, which cost nearly $5. I know, it's just the way of the world right now. I have to learn to understand that that's what I'm going to have to pay for all-the-rage gelato. Still, I would have liked?a bit more nougat (like the flavor promised) and a bit less nuts. The gelato is buttery and creamy and very sweet–the perfect getting out early from work indulgence. Next time I'll try the Venezuelan chocolate chip flavor.