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  • August 17-18
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  • Saturday, 2pm-10pm
    Sunday, 12pm-8pm
  • Ceremonia de entrega de premios
    18 August, 8:30 pm
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The Little Italy Festa on Taylor Street presents Gelato Festival Chicago, August 17th from 2pm to 10pm & August 18th from 12pm to 8pm! Ticket-holding guests enjoy all-you-can-eat gelato, prepared fresh onsite by local and visiting artisans in the world’s largest frozen dessert laboratory on wheels – then vote for their favorite flavors. All the while, the stage is alive with music, games, contests and giveaways, complete with fun for the whole family. Join us in our quest to find the best gelato in America by tasting them all! The chef with the most votes will continue their gelato journey in the Gelato Festival World Masters 2021.

Sabores especiales

  • Gianduiotto - Red Dragon

    Gianduiotto - Creamy chocolate and nutty hazelnut is a classic combination like a festival and fun. It’s the best of both worlds!

     

    Red Dragon - Two types of chocolate gelato, milk and dark, with a subtle hint of cherry red color definitely deserves a gold star...or in this case, gold flakes!

  • PB&J - Lemon Cookie

    PB&J - Jam out with PreGel’s spin on this sweet and salty classic American favorite, so similar to the real thing, all that’s missing is the bread!

    Lemon Cookie - The attractive hue and invigorating scent of this popular citrus fruit makes PreGel’s Lemon Cookie Gelato a main taste attraction.

  • Salted Butter Caramel - Coconut

    Salted Butter Caramel - The perfect pinch of salt merged with the taste of buttery caramel goodness in this PreGel gelato is a like a soiree no one should miss, especially you!

    Coconut - Tropical getaway, anyone? Have a cup of this gelato, rich in the sweet, creamy essence of tropical coconut and thank yourself later!

  • Lemon Pound Cake - Strawberry Shortcake with Strawberry Crumble

    Lemon Pound Cake - The attractive hue and invigorating scent of this popular citrus fruit makes PreGel’s lemon sorbetto a main taste attraction.

    Strawberry Shortcake with Crumble - That’s the way the shortcake crumbles…with strawberry gelato so authentic you can almost taste the juice.



  • Raspberry - Cinnamon Peach Crisp

    Raspberry - Just when we thought the sweet/tart flavor of raspberries couldn’t get any better, PreGel makes it into an irresistible frozen dessert that add the festivity to festivals!

    Cinnamon Peach Crisp - There’s a party in this gelato pan and the stars are cinnamon and peach! The sweet crisp is an added bonus that makes this one party you won’t forget!  



  • Pistachio - Hazelnut

    Pistachio - Bursting with authentic sweet, buttery flavor impossible to resist, PreGel’s pistachio gelato tastes like the irresistible fruit of the Mediterranean worthy of a gala.

    Hazelnut - Let the festivities begin with PreGel’s hazelnut gelato and its sweet, buttery splendor, so creamy and delicious you’ll want to eat the spoon.

  • Raspberry Cheesecake - Pink Grapefruit Tangerine

    Raspberry Cheesecake - Get excited about the bittersweet flavor of PreGel’s raspberry combined with the creamy bite of cheesecake; it will indeed run out, but you can always come back for more.

    Pink Grapefruit Tangerine - Wake up! The amazing flavor of PreGel’s pink grapefruit and tangerine will jolt your senses like the amusing sights and sounds of a dessert festival.

  • Pink Grapefruit Tangerine - Raspberry Cheesecake

    Pink Grapefruit Tangerine - Wake up! The amazing flavor of PreGel’s pink grapefruit and tangerine will jolt your senses like the amusing sights and sounds of a dessert festival.

    Raspberry Cheesecake -

  • Blueberry Mascarpone - Strawberry Limeade

    Blueberry Mascarpone - With dramatic burst of blueberry flavor merged with the creamy richness of mascarpone cheese, this PreGel flavor fusion always draws an excited crowd.

    Strawberry Limeade - Juicy, sweet, tart, seedy, refreshing, delicious. Yeah, welcome to the PreGel strawberry-limeade gelato jamboree.

  • Cookie Butter - Brownie Brittle

    Cookie Butter - Surprise! The taste of the internationally-beloved European spiced cookie is in every bite of this decadent PreGel gelato for your tasting pleasure.



    Brownie Brittle - Mmmm…..chocolate. PreGel brings crunchy bits of brownie brittle pieces in this creamy dream on a spoon.

  • Vanilla - Cannoli

    Vanilla - Despite its neutral color and sweet, subtle taste, PreGel’s vanilla gelato is an authentic festival on a spoon.



    Cannoli - The flavor of fresh ricotta cheese, crispy chocolate chips, and crunchy cannoli shells make this PreGel gelato a main attraction.

  • Chocolate - Coffee

    Chocolate - Its rich waves of cocoa-driven decadence are why PreGel’s chocolate gelato is cause for celebration.



    Coffee - Experience the euphoria of coffee-flavored bliss with PreGel’s sweet, smooth coffee gelato that’s not very overwhelming. Yes please!

Saturday 17 August

  • Technical jury
    11:00am

  • Opening Ceremony
    1:00pm

  • Carpigiani Gelato University
    2:30pm

    The family friendly course is made to be a general overview for the public to understand what are the differences between Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, and the Artisan-made vs Industrial versions of these frozen desserts. They will get to see a frozen dessert be made in front of them and should leave with a general understanding of the science behind what makes Gelato taste so good!

    The course will be taught by Carpigiani Gelato University Instructor, Baron Gottsacker. He is a Wisconsin Native, and outside of teaching courses and other activities for CGU, he runs his own brand, called Baron’s Gelato.

    Baron will tailor the course to the knowledge level of the audience. For example if it is mostly children in the class, he will steer to fun flavors and stories: alternately we have seen that in many of these courses attract local Gelato aficionados whom have come with prepared questions and Baron will direct the course in a more technical direction.

    Lastly, Baron will prepare a fruit sorbet in front of the class. In less than 10 minutes Baron will transform fresh fruit, table sugar & water into a deliciously creamy sorbet without the addition of milk or dairy. This is perfect lesson to show the students the science behind what really makes a Gelato creamy, what keeps it from being a solid block, and what makes it so delicious!

    Learn the secrets of what makes Gelato so delicious! Take your first step into the Gelato World and see fresh local fruit transformed into Sorbet, in just minutes. A live demonstration followed by a free tasting.

  • Eating Contest
    3:00pm

    This is for the True Gelato Lovers! Who is going to be the fastest eating 5 cups of their favorite flavors? 10 contestants will be selected from the crowd, and one of them could be you! The winner will compete against the champions of the other Gelato Festival Stages for the title of the BEST GELATO LOVER!!!

  • Kids Jury
    4:00pm

    Little Jurors, both pre-selected and among our little guests of the Festival, will taste all the flavors in the competition and select their favorite. The winner will receive a Special Mention from the Kids Jury.

  • Speed Cup Race
    5:00pm

    During each stage of Gelato Festival America, the chefs will have the chance to participate to a fun filled moment with the Speed Cup Race Competition, sponsored by ISA. Speed Cup Race is about being fast as well as being neat. Rules are simple, fill as many cups as possible by using the “spatula” as in the traditional Italian way. Each chef has 30 seconds to serve as many perfect servings as possible.

    Speed is King! After picking a card to find out your penalty, try and serve as many Gelato portions in your allotted time as you can. Artisan with the most points wins!

  • Speed Cup Race
    5:30pm

    During each stage of Gelato Festival America, the chefs will have the chance to participate to a fun filled moment with the Speed Cup Race Competition, sponsored by ISA. Speed Cup Race is about being fast as well as being neat. Rules are simple, fill as many cups as possible by using the “spatula” as in the traditional Italian way. Each chef has 30 seconds to serve as many perfect servings as possible.

    Speed is King! After picking a card to find out your penalty, try and serve as many Gelato portions in your allotted time as you can. Artisan with the most points wins!

  • Carpigiani Gelato University
    6:00pm

    The family friendly course is made to be a general overview for the public to understand what are the differences between Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, and the Artisan-made vs Industrial versions of these frozen desserts. They will get to see a frozen dessert be made in front of them and should leave with a general understanding of the science behind what makes Gelato taste so good!

    The course will be taught by Carpigiani Gelato University Instructor, Baron Gottsacker. He is a Wisconsin Native, and outside of teaching courses and other activities for CGU, he runs his own brand, called Baron’s Gelato.

    Baron will tailor the course to the knowledge level of the audience. For example if it is mostly children in the class, he will steer to fun flavors and stories: alternately we have seen that in many of these courses attract local Gelato aficionados whom have come with prepared questions and Baron will direct the course in a more technical direction.

    Lastly, Baron will prepare a fruit sorbet in front of the class. In less than 10 minutes Baron will transform fresh fruit, table sugar & water into a deliciously creamy sorbet without the addition of milk or dairy. This is perfect lesson to show the students the science behind what really makes a Gelato creamy, what keeps it from being a solid block, and what makes it so delicious!

    Learn the secrets of what makes Gelato so delicious! Take your first step into the Gelato World and see fresh local fruit transformed into Sorbet, in just minutes. A live demonstration followed by a free tasting.

  • Eating Contest
    8:00pm

    This is for the True Gelato Lovers! Who is going to be the fastest eating 5 cups of their favorite flavors? 10 contestants will be selected from the crowd, and one of them could be you! The winner will compete against the champions of the other Gelato Festival Stages for the title of the BEST GELATO LOVER!!!

Sunday 18 August

  • Carpigiani Gelato University
    1:00pm

    The family friendly course is made to be a general overview for the public to understand what are the differences between Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, and the Artisan-made vs Industrial versions of these frozen desserts. They will get to see a frozen dessert be made in front of them and should leave with a general understanding of the science behind what makes Gelato taste so good!

    The course will be taught by Carpigiani Gelato University Instructor, Baron Gottsacker. He is a Wisconsin Native, and outside of teaching courses and other activities for CGU, he runs his own brand, called Baron’s Gelato.

    Baron will tailor the course to the knowledge level of the audience. For example if it is mostly children in the class, he will steer to fun flavors and stories: alternately we have seen that in many of these courses attract local Gelato aficionados whom have come with prepared questions and Baron will direct the course in a more technical direction.

    Lastly, Baron will prepare a fruit sorbet in front of the class. In less than 10 minutes Baron will transform fresh fruit, table sugar & water into a deliciously creamy sorbet without the addition of milk or dairy. This is perfect lesson to show the students the science behind what really makes a Gelato creamy, what keeps it from being a solid block, and what makes it so delicious!

    Learn the secrets of what makes Gelato so delicious! Take your first step into the Gelato World and see fresh local fruit transformed into Sorbet, in just minutes. A live demonstration followed by a free tasting.

  • Eating Contest
    2:00pm

    This is for the True Gelato Lovers! Who is going to be the fastest eating 5 cups of their favorite flavors? 10 contestants will be selected from the crowd, and one of them could be you! The winner will compete against the champions of the other Gelato Festival Stages for the title of the BEST GELATO LOVER!!!

  • PreGel Interactive Games/Activities
    3:00pm

    It is game time! Let’s play Trivia where 2 players will compete for the chance to win a prize by answering gelato trivia questions. Then there is the Blind Tasting challenges. Taste 3 different flavors of Gelato and Sorbetto and try to guess the correct flavors or taste various kinds of pastes and flavorings and try to guess the correct flavors. Contestant who guesses the most flavors correctly will win a prize! And, finally, play the Relationship Game where a couple will stand back to back and answer questions about each other’s preferences and quirks and the person who gets more questions right will win a prize.

  • Stack it High
    3:30pm

    ·                     Stack-it-High Professionals: Gelato Artisans are given 60 seconds to stack as many scoops of gelato into a cup as possible. Current record to beat is 22 Scoops.

    ·                     Stack-it-High Amateurs: The same as above, but this is for the general public to participate in.

  • Speed Cup Race
    4:00pm

    During each stage of Gelato Festival America, the chefs will have the chance to participate to a fun filled moment with the Speed Cup Race Competition, sponsored by ISA. Speed Cup Race is about being fast as well as being neat. Rules are simple, fill as many cups as possible by using the “spatula” as in the traditional Italian way. Each chef has 30 seconds to serve as many perfect servings as possible.

    Speed is King! After picking a card to find out your penalty, try and serve as many Gelato portions in your allotted time as you can. Artisan with the most points wins!

  • Carpigiani Gelato University
    4:30pm

    The family friendly course is made to be a general overview for the public to understand what are the differences between Ice Cream, Gelato, Sorbet, and the Artisan-made vs Industrial versions of these frozen desserts. They will get to see a frozen dessert be made in front of them and should leave with a general understanding of the science behind what makes Gelato taste so good!

    The course will be taught by Carpigiani Gelato University Instructor, Baron Gottsacker. He is a Wisconsin Native, and outside of teaching courses and other activities for CGU, he runs his own brand, called Baron’s Gelato.

    Baron will tailor the course to the knowledge level of the audience. For example if it is mostly children in the class, he will steer to fun flavors and stories: alternately we have seen that in many of these courses attract local Gelato aficionados whom have come with prepared questions and Baron will direct the course in a more technical direction.

    Lastly, Baron will prepare a fruit sorbet in front of the class. In less than 10 minutes Baron will transform fresh fruit, table sugar & water into a deliciously creamy sorbet without the addition of milk or dairy. This is perfect lesson to show the students the science behind what really makes a Gelato creamy, what keeps it from being a solid block, and what makes it so delicious!

    Learn the secrets of what makes Gelato so delicious! Take your first step into the Gelato World and see fresh local fruit transformed into Sorbet, in just minutes. A live demonstration followed by a free tasting.

  • Eating Contest
    5:00pm

    This is for the True Gelato Lovers! Who is going to be the fastest eating 5 cups of their favorite flavors? 10 contestants will be selected from the crowd, and one of them could be you! The winner will compete against the champions of the other Gelato Festival Stages for the title of the BEST GELATO LOVER!!!

  • Awards Ceremony
    8:30pm

    Who will be the champion of Gelato Festival? Attend the award ceremony and find out the best flavor and all the other special mentions awards.

Actividades

Caffe' Vergnano

Caffè Vergnano 1882, Italy’s most ancient coffee roasting company will take part to Gelato Festival as official coffee sponsor. At Caffe' Vergnano's booth customers will be able to live the authentic Italian coffee experience with three iconic coffee based drinks. From the traditional espresso, to the cappuccino and macchiato. For more information, visit caffevergnano.com

PACIUGO

Paciugo Gelato Caffe is proud to be a sponsor of Gelato Festival America 2019. Paciugo Gelato Caffe has over 30 locations across the country, and in addition to the retail stores Paciugo Distribution is a manufacturer and distributor of ready-made gelato pans, pints, pops and authentic ingredients. In the Paciugo booth you will get to try some of the new flavors to our beverage program that includes Lemonade, Strawberry Lemonade and Limeade. Each of these flavors are made with fruit and no added color or flavors. If interested in any of our products, please visit www.paciugo.com