Gaya Gelato honours the original tradition of Italian Gelato in Bali
Step inside Gaya Gelato to find an elegant and immaculate space, fragrant with the delicious aroma of tropical fruit, chocolate and freshly baked biscuits. 100% natural ingredients are hand selected – the freshest fruit in season, premium roasted coffee, pistachios imported from Syria – then combined with strict processes, time-tested recipes and of course a good healthy dose of Italian passion to create some of the island’s finest gelato. Artificial flavours, preservatives and colour are strictly prohibited, allowing the taste of nature to shine through.
Fruit sorbetto is made with the pulp of fresh fruit, sugar and water – nothing else – yet the taste of the fragrant Fragola (strawberry) is so smooth and creamy you would swear there must be dairy lurking in there somewhere. The same can be said of the exotic Lemongrass and the rich Passion fruit. Of course when it comes to the rich, velvety gelato, milk and cream are well loved allies. Stracciatella is always my first choice when it comes to Italian gelato, and the addition of ginger in the Gaya Ginger Stracciatella is divinely inspired. Freshly churned fiordilatte gelato is infused with ginger, then mixed with generous chunks of dark chocolate to create the most sublime flavour. While the Bacio, (chocolate hazelnut) easily equals anything you would find in Italy.
There is also an alluring array of biscotti to choose from, including Cocoa Dusted Meringues, crunchy biscotti packed with almonds, and Cereal Chocolate Biscuits, best enjoyed with a coffee or tea in the courtyard overlooking the hanging garden.
Set in tropical Sayan, on the outskirts of Ubud, Gaya Gelato is part of Italian-founded, Gaya Fusion, a contemporary art space which includes an open air restaurant with lofty views over the rice fields, and a non profit gallery with regular art exhibitions and an emphasis on cultural programming. Luxurious villas at the back combine the best of Italian/Balinese aesthetics and were originally built to accommodate visiting artists. Whether staying in a villa, dining in the restaurant or dropping by for a gelato, the Gaya Fusion experience is an inspirational one. Alison
Gaya Gelato I Jl. Raya Sayan, Ubud, Bali I P +62 361 979 252 10 I Open 8am-11pm