Grom on BroadwaySaturday, we spent the day in Manhattan. It was one of those perfect city days, not too hot, not too cold, clear air, and the streets weren't crowded. After lunch at Casa Mono, we decided to head up town for dessert (though I hear there's now a location on Bleeker street), to visit Grom (we were heading to the Museum of Natural History anyway).
For those who don't know, Grom is an Italian gelato store (not ice cream, gelato), started by two guys in Piedmont. It first came to my attention after they opened a store in Florence and Diva of Over a Tuscan Stove first reported about it coming to NY. Since then, I've been meaning to head up there to give it a try, and I finally did.
First, this isn't your "neighborhood" ice cream store. You're not going to get a selection of 31 flavors, and there is know cookies and cream on the menu. What you will get are a selection of some basic flavors (vanilla and chocolate, but done the Grom way), made fresh, with some of the coolest ingredients out there.
For me, it was a small dish with espresso (which will perk you right up) and Caramel which the description indicated had sea salt. Now don't get me wrong, it was good, but I expected more of a salted caramel flavor (i.e., more salt) akin to the Bent Spoon in Princeton. Chris enjoyed Fior de Latte with Mint - think Mint Chocolate Chip without the chips. Five minutes from the museum, I can't imagine a trip to the Upper West Side without a stop at Grom.
Oh, and flavors change regularly (based upon availability), so be prepared.