Saffron Gelato in a Chocolate Sphere

3 Reviews

Just the perfect finishing touch at yesterday's tasting of the new menu at Basilico – exotic saffron gelato encased in a flawlessly glossy chocolate sphere. In a show of theatrics, hot chocolate sauce is poured over the globe so the upper dome melts and crumples into a rich, velvety puddle. Macerated cherries add bursts of boozy indulgence – yum.

Probably my fifth destructive hot chocolate waterfall visual extravaganza this year, but I still get damn excited each time!

'Performance' at the table for my dessert after a great Italian dinner tonight at Basilico, @RegentSingapore. Chocolate spheres that melts as 70% dark hot chocolate is poured over it. Inside the sphere is a scoop of homemade saffron gelato with Amaretti biscuits and Amarena Cherry. A scoop of everything together in your mouth is so delicious, pretty, yummy and instagramable.