Like magma and dreams, gelato is a semisolid—neither solid enough to build a house upon nor liquid enough to feed to a thirsty sparrow. Partake of soft sweets with today's Groupon: for $4, you get $8 worth of gelato at La Dolce Nola in Metairie.
Ingredients fetched from local dairies and seasonal produce join forces to forge the multitude of fresh and innovative flavors populating La Dolce Nola's delectable storefront gelato case. Because it's made with milk instead of cream, yet contains less air, gelato makes for a denser scoop and richer taste with a lower butterfat content than run-of-the-mill ice cream. Like Thomas Edison's quickly canceled cooking show, gelato jockeys invent new flavors at a prodigious pace. More than 65 varieties have graced spoons and stomachs since La Dolce Nola's recent opening, with such innovative flavors as roasted banana cashew, lemon ginger, and Cadbury creme. Enjoy a 4-ounce treat for $3.75, or indulge in a large for $2 more. Before coming in, check its Twitter page to find out that day's newly fashioned flavor.
200 Metairie Rd.
Metairie, Louisiana 70005