GOLD COAST — Italy's finest, sweetest and most important export is landing in the Gold Coast by way of France.
Amorino, a Paris-based gelato shop is set to open its doors at 838 N. State St. Wednesday afternoon.
The shop, which is known for presenting gelato in the shape of a delicate flower on a cone, is the first of its kind in Chicago.
Amorino boasts 24 staple flavors such as stracciatella, pistachio, hazelnut coconut and lemon along with a flavor-of-the-month and emphasizes the use of fresh and natural ingredients.
The shops also feature macarons filled with gelato, gourmet Lavazza coffee drinks, chocolates and other sweets.
The majority of the chain's locations are in Europe, but the U.S. has shops in New York, Los Angles San Francisco and Boston.
The shop's preview hours through May first will be from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 1 to 11 p.m. on the weekend.
The interior of Amorino
A flowering cone of gelato
Gelato Flowers in a Box
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