During the day the SOBE Grand Tasting tents are full of great food, liquor and wines from across the country and globe. But at night the party really gets started and Ciao Bella delivered frozen dessert perfection.
Burger Bash hosted by Rachael Ray, features samplings of the finest burger creations by some of the most talented chefs in the country. It’s easy to see why this is the hottest ticket of the whole festival – from Chef Bobby Flay to Chef Morimoto guests experience an evening of the best of the best. And with the best burgers comes the best desserts – Ciao Bella. For the sweets Ciao Bella provided scoops of diner inspired gelato. How could one resist the delectable and indulgent delights of Malted Milk Ball, Mocha Chip and Belgian Chocolate S’Mores gelato? We say – go ahead, indulge. For those looking for a more refreshing post-burger treat Ciao Bella scooped a classic, Grapefruit Campari sorbet. Known for its palette cleansing tartness, this sorbet has been a favorite among top chefs since its creation 15 years ago.
The Best Thing I Ever Ate Late Night Bites & Sweets was a truly swanky evening. From the array of artisanal tasting samples to the décor, this was a night to remember. And Ciao Bella’s plated desserts were certainly memorable. The sea salt caramel parfait delivered the perfect balance of sweet and savory. From the sweet cream caramel gelato to Godiva’s dark chocolate sea salt taste buds were left wanting more. And our Key Lime Graham gelato squares cut into quarters and served with a dollop of whip cream sent guests into dessert heaven.
With all this irresistible dessert conversation we know what you’re thinking – I can’t wait to attend next year! And we are hoping to see you there! But if you can’t wait, we highly recommend you make these frozen desserts at home. We’d be happy to share the recipes with you.