Today, I bring you good tidings. There is now a good reason to go to the Chiriquí Mall. I was there today because I wanted a good Philly Cheesesteak sandwich at the Pizza Pit. I was talking to Ricardo and saying the thing I would like in David was some good ice cream.
Ricardo said there was a new Gelato place that had opened there in the food court. When I finished eating at the Pizza Pit, I went in search of some ice cream.
There it was! Gelato Pacifico. Sure enough, the display case showed ice cream in trays as opposed to commercial tubs. There was hope that this might be the real thing. Being cautious, I ordered a medium vanilla. It came in a waffle cone (made at the store and not bought). My intention was to know if this was worthwhile before taking photos. I have been let down before.
I am here to tell you that the vanilla was outstanding. It definitely passed my taste test. Unfortunately, it was so good I forgot to take a photo before finishing the cone. The good news is that I have a reason to go back and try another flavor.
Here is a photo of the display case. As you can see, I had eight favors to choose from today. Vanilla is a good first choice, because if I don’t like the vanilla, I most likely won’t like any of the other favors either.
Here is a photo of the favors that normally available. There are 16 flavors listed. It also shows the cone prices. For $1.25 and the quality of ice cream and the cone, I was a happy camper. If I hadn’t just filled up at Pizza Pit, I would have had a second.
Here is a photo of David Stewart, the owner and chief gelato engineer. He is from Houston, Texas and a welcome addition to David. It is about time David (the City) had some good ice cream, oops, I mean gelato.
The next time you have a sweet tooth that needs feeding, remember Gelato Pacifico. Don’t forget to tell them you heard about them on Chiriquí Chatter. Maybe I will see you there.
Following is David’s business card. Let him know that you are glad he is here.