Fall in love with Rosita de cacao gelato

The week of Valentine’s Day just got sweeter with this flavorful collaboration from the culinary minds behind Pinolo Gelato and Clandestino.

A close up shot of light brown gelato with citrus peels, star anise and pine nuts as garnish

Silky cool and smooth, with warm and nutty flavors

Photo by Pinolo Gelato

Mi amor, mi amor. 🍨

If you didn’t already have a beloved to whisper sweet nothings to on Valentine’s Day, you do now, in the form of Rosita de cacao gelato. The new flavor is the love child of Pinolo Gelato’s Sandro Paolini and Romero Lauro, a founding chef of República who’s currently with pop-up Clandestino.

Crossing cultural lines, this scrumptious Tuscan-style cold treat pays homage to the Rosita de cacao flowers of Oaxaca, Mexico, while also incorporating mole de novia, blended with white chocolate, pine nuts, and a dusting of citrus zest.

Two chefs pose outside Pinolo gelato shop

Lauro Romero (left) and Sandro Paolini teamed up to make the new flavor and support Adelante Mujeres.

Photo by Pinolo Gelato

So when and where can you taste it?

Try the flavor at Pinolo Gelato (Friday, Feb. 10-Sunday, Feb. 19) or during Clandestino’s upcoming pop-up dinners (Monday, Feb. 13-Wednesday, Feb. 15) at Dame — get reservations online.

Ten percent of all proceeds will go to Adelante Mujeres, a Forest Grove nonprofit empowering Latina women and their families.

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