By Colleen Ferguson
Photography: Michael Passalacqua
At Angelo’s Restaurant in Washington, the gelato empire reigns supreme. With flavors ranging from traditional Italian — like amaretto, stracciatella, and pistachio — to Death by Chocolate, dolce aficionados are encouraged to choose two gelato flavors (out of 22!) to be artfully assembled with either white or chocolate cake, and topped with glossy ganache, and fruit and nut garnishes. Angelo’s in-house mixing process incorporates less air into the Italian ice cream, resulting in a thicker, creamier texture. Pair that with lighter-than-air cakes and your sweet tooth will feel like a champion in its colosseum. Cake sizes can feed a gathering anywhere from two to 55 people, making these festive, frozen confections the perfect finish to any royal feast.