The gelato artisan won the first prize with the flavor "Hazelut Dream"
Baden, 21 June 2018 - On June 19 & 20 in Josephplatz in Baden, near, Wien, old and young visitors tasted 11 flavours by 11 gelato artisans and voted their favorite one.
The votes cast by the audience, together with the points awarded by the jury, produced the following winner:
- Celal Karaarslan, with the flavour "Hazelnut Dream" - a classic among gelatos, an creation with hazelnuts from the Mediterranean, refined with chocolate and cherries - from gelato shop Gelateria Karaarslan in Zell am See near Salzburg. Celal Karaarslan was already the winner of Gelato Festival Austria 2018.
- The 2nd place went to Katarina Rankovic from the Kolibrí gelato factory in Wolfurt, with the flavor "Wolke7", an extravagant creation of elderflower and peppermint leaves, garnished with strawberry jam. Both herbs and strawberries come from the artisan's garden in Wolfurt.
Katarina Rankovic is also a veteran winner, as in 2014 she represented Germany in the Gelato World Tour. Her flavor also received the most votes from visitors.
- The thrid place went to gelato pastry chef Vincent Gava from the "Dolce Vita" gelato shop in Hohenems, who presented the flavor "Yoghurt Natur mit Pistazien" a refreshing creation with yoghurt from Lower Austria, refined with delicious Sicilian pistachios.
The award of the expert jury went to Santo Palamara of Eiscafe "Zio Santo Gelato" in Munich (D), with the gelato "Etneo", a variation of pistachio gelato with dark chocolate.