Gelato Festival Boston 2019: the winner is Fabrizio Fenu

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The Olive Oil and Strawberry Salad flavor by Fenu won the gold medal

Monday, June 3, 2019 - Gelato Festival America, now in its third year, celebrated its first Boston edition this weekend at Boylston Plaza presented by Eataly Boston. The mission of Gelato Festival America is to spread the culture of artisanal gelato throughout the United States by holding events in four cities this summer. The winner of the contest for best flavor at this Festival was Olive Oil and Strawberry Salad, presented by Fabrizio Fenu from I Fenu in Boston, MA. Other prizewinners included Ezekiel Gomez of Weston, FL and Carlotta Cattani of Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.


- 1st place winner of the Boston festival, Fabrizio Fenu (Instagram: @ifenugelateriapasticceria), received a beautiful medal by Florentine goldsmith Paolo Penko, presented by PreGel, the official supplier of gelato ingredients for Gelato Festival America. The Olive Oil and Strawberry Salad flavor was a hit with the Public Jury, composed of ticket-holding guests, as well as the Technical Jury of 12 professional judges. Fenu describes his winning flavor as a, “Ghermanu organic extra virgin olive oil gelato and strawberry salad flavored with Modena balsamic vinegar”.

- Second place went to Floridian Cream, a tasty creation incorporating the flavors and textures of a Twix candy bar, by Ezequiel Gomez (Instagram: @gelatogourmet) of Gelato Gourmet in Weston, FL.

- Third place went to Dolce Carlotta, a custard gelato blended with hazelnuts from Piemonte, pure cocoa, milk and cream, by Carlotta Cattani (Instagram: @ilgelatodicarlotta) of Il Gelato di Carlotta in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.


Held in collaboration with strategic partners Carpigiani Frozen Dessert University and Sigep - Italian Exhibition Group, Global Partner Air Italy, Main Sponsors PreGel and, and Technical Sponsor ISA, Gelato Festival Boston 2019 has produced a winner to continue the competition and enter a flavor in Gelato Festival American Final 2020. It’s the World Cup of gelato, a journey with hundreds of trials and thousands of flavors over four years on five continents! The Boston artisans created and served ore than two tons of gelato to thousands of guests over this weekend in at Boylston Plaza using cups by Packaging Sponsor Stanpac.

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