Thursday, December 5, 2013
Sunday marks the 40th anniversary of the Old Port Festival.
To mark the occasion, Gelato Fiasco is coming out with some new collaborative flavors, including one made with Duckfat's caramel sauce - which, of course, is made with duck fat.
The Duckfat flavor is called Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Duckfat Caramel Swirl, and it's made with chocolate gelato, chocolate-covered pretzels and a heavy swirl of Duckfat's caramel sauce.
Another brand new flavor making its debut at the festival is Vacationland Ale Sorbetto featuring Gritty McDuff's beer.
Gelato Fiasco is also bringing back a couple of popular flavors: Red Velvet Cupcake, which starts with a cheesecake gelato and contains bites of East End cupcakes, and Cluster Fudge gelato, featuring candy from the Old Port Candy Co.
Finally, they'll be serving Banana Cookies and Cream gelato, which won a flavor-naming challenge during last month's Sweet Weekend in the Old Port.Tweet
Meredith Goad has harvested oysters on the Chesapeake Bay, eaten reindeer in Finland and sipped hot chai in the Himalayas. She writes the weekly Soup to Nuts column and enjoys a good cocktail.
Susan Axelrod's food writing career began in the kitchen; she owned a restaurant and catering business before turning to journalism more than a decade ago. To relax, she bakes, gardens and hikes with her husband and their two dogs. A newcomer to Portland, she is an online content producer for the Press Herald.
Susan can be contacted at 791-6310 or saxelrod [at] pressherald.com.
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