Saturday, November 23, 2013

Dessert Series: BONO Artisanal Gelato at Aura Premier

I finally popped my BONO cherry. And I loved every minute of it! I had wanted to pay BONO Artisanal Gelato a visit ever since it had first opened at the Podium, but had never gotten around to it. Now with a branch at SM Makati and Aura, the famous gelato store has gotten closer and closer to my 'hood!

BONO has set up a little ice cream nook at the lower ground floor of Aura Premier, and after lunch at Silk Road, the foodie fambam and I decided to go and check it out. They had a handful of flavors available at the time, and although I didn't get to try the super popular flavors like Movie Night and Rogue, I was pretty stoked with the flavors they did have on hand.

A simple flavor that garners lots of fans is BONO's Pistachio. The thick ice cream was very creamy with the distinct nuttiness of the pistachio shining through.

The Red Velvet was a nice surprise, with the taste of cream cheese being the most distinct flavor profile that comes through. The Belgian waffle accent on top is made fresh at the stores, so they're always fresh and crisp.

Being a chocoholic, the 70% dark Ciccolato was too hard to resist. I didn't bother to put up a fight either, come to think of it. This was beautiful and thick, like eating a cold, schmooshy dark Lindt bar.

We also got to try one of BONO's newest flavors, the Black Sesame & Taro. The black sesame takes over the ice cream, with the light taste of taro balancing everything out. I could go for another cup.

You can really taste the quality of all the ingredients in every mouthful of artisanal gelato. For those who want to try everything, there are Small Taster Cups (Pstarts at P75), or if you know what you're getting there's the Single Scoop (starts at P130 for 100 grams) or Double Scoop (starts at P200 for 200 grams), respectively.

When mucking around SM Aura, drop by BONO Artisanal Gelato for a scoop or three and discover your favorite flavor! Their Podium branch delivers, too, so that's a treat if you live around the area.

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BONO Artisanal Gelato
LG/F SM Aura Premier,
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Open Daily: 10am - 10pm