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Otto Olive oil gelato

VAfoodie Jun 27, 2008 11:45 AM

This is a spin off of another post. I've got to have some of that Otto OO gelato, but it seems the cart is not up this summer, and there's debate about whether or not you can get a pint to go from Otto. I'm not keen on sitting down for a meal at Otto, but was wondering if my dh could drink vino at the bar while I eat gelato? Is that a plan?

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  1. kcijones001 Jun 27, 2008 11:51 AM

    You can certainly drink and eat at the bar.

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      gutsofsteel Jun 27, 2008 11:54 AM

      Yes.

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        nativeNYer Jun 27, 2008 11:57 AM

        i've sat at the bar and had the olive oil gelato with a friend a couple of yrs ago. it should not be a problem. i think people do it all the time.

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          kathryn Jun 28, 2008 10:42 AM

          You can totally order olive oil gelato at the bar. Make sure you get the dish that has the fruit component and the sea salt. I think it's the "coppetta" but I would ask the bartender to make sure.

          Note that the Otto gelato cart did NOT offer the olive oil gelato any of the times I tried last summer. Some excuse about "temperature" controls. The cart also took all of August off! (Makes me wonder what the point is then...)

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            MB fka MB Jun 28, 2008 11:37 AM

            in fact, if you dine at the bar, the olive oil gelato will be pushed on you anyway! (this is good, of course.)

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            racer x Jun 28, 2008 07:00 PM

            Yes, you can get gelato to go (small or large container). And you don't have to have it at the bar.

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              foodftw Jul 1, 2008 01:29 PM

              olive oil gelato?? sounds amazing! I'll have to drop by to try some myself!

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                tpigeon Jul 1, 2008 04:09 PM

                You most certainly can take a pint to go. I have done it several times...

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                  kathyyl Jul 1, 2008 04:42 PM

                  They also do delivery on pints of gelato...we always make sure to keep at least two flavours in the freezer ^_^

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                  bearzie Jul 5, 2008 10:36 AM

                  I'm assuming when you mention that you can get a small container to go, you mean the 2 or 3 scoop serving. Besides the olive oil, what would you suggest for the other 2 scoops?

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                    Big Bad Voodoo Lou Jul 6, 2008 05:28 AM

                    Do they have a balsamic vinegar sorbet to go with it? That would be perfect!

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                      littlegreenpea Jul 6, 2008 10:06 AM

                      When I ate in there a few months ago, I had it with the tangerine and blood orange sorbets; the trio was delicious. I think it came with candied kumquats and candied fennel.

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                    nyc.girl Jul 6, 2008 05:45 PM

                    Your post inspired me to stop into Otto today for some of their gelato. I sat at the bar and ordered the Olive Oil Copetta, which came with some strawberries (instead of kumquats) and what tasted like some sort of citrus-flavored granita. I saw little pools of olive oil in my dessert as well. I loved the gelato with the strawberries, but I don't know that I'm a big fan of the sea salt that was sprinkled on top. My tongue was thoroughly confused by the tart granita, the sea salt, and the gelato all at once. I thought they should have omitted either the salt or the granita. Both together in one bite was confusing. Am I crazy?? Is this blasphemy?

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