As we head into the Summer swing, we’re delighted to having joined forces with London-born brand, Hackney Gelato, founded by Italian chefs, Sam and Enrico.

In 2015, Sam and Enrico spent a summer touring Sicily, Calabria and Basilicata, honing their craft with master gelatieri. Hackney Gelato was born on their return.

They started selling homemade gelato at Brick Lane’s Sunday market. Word spread among the chef community and today they supply gelato and sorbetto to the finest restaurants, shops and living rooms in the land.

Hackney Gelato is hand made in small batches in their East London kitchen, winning 22 great taste stars in the last three years, and picking up fans like Nigella Lawson and Jay Rayner along the way.

At Flamingo, we have 3 Hackney Gelato flavours available…

  1. Sea Salted Caramel – with notes of burnt toffee and a sprinkle of Maldon sea salt, this is a properly decadent gelato.
  2. Strawberry – made using 45% crushed whole strawberries so it tastes like the creamiest bowl of strawberries you’ve ever had!
  3. Dark Chocolate Sorbetto (vegan) – made with Belgian dark chocolate. Rich enough to own its own yacht!

Joshua Simons, Flamingo: “The team were simply blown away by Hackney Gelato. We’ve initially chosen 3 flavours, with one vegan-friendly option, and are now excited to offer Flamingo guests what we believe to be the highest quality gelato on the market, just in time for a long hot summer!”

Ana Ponomarenko, Hackney Gelato: “We’re thrilled to have partnered with the fabulous Flamingo, ensuring Hackney Gelato is available to guests in the Bournemouth area. All 3 flavours pack a powerful punch – they’ll make you nostalgic for summers gone, and hopeful for ones to come. It’s a lot to pin on a scoop of gelato, but you’ve got to trust us on this one!”.

Hackney Gelato at Flamingo will be offered by the scoop – head to Flamingo’s social pages for pics!

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