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FOOD & DRINK

Gelato Messina Is Finally Opening in Brisbane

They'll launch with a new Brisbane-inspired Bundaburg rum flavour.
By Sarah Ward
March 24, 2017
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By Sarah Ward
March 24, 2017
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Ice cream lovers of Brisbane — whatever you have planned from around 5pm on Wednesday, March 29, you'd best cancel it and prepare to spend the evening worshipping your dessert of choice. The day everyone fond of a frosty sweet treat has been waiting for will finally arrive when Gelato Messina throw open the doors to their first Brisbane store.

Turning South Brisbane's Melbourne Street into the city's new gelato go-to, Messina will reveal their largest site in the country — and in true ice cream royalty style, they're also unleashing a brand new flavour to celebrate. Behold the appropriately named QUEENSLANDAARRR!!!, which earns its extra letters and flurry of exclamation marks by combining ginger gelato with pineapple cake and Bundaberg rum caramel. It'll be available in all stores around the country for one week from March 28, and in Brisbane from March 29.

Messina's swish Brissie digs will be their second spot in Queensland, with Coolangatta lucky enough to get the jump on their creamy chilled confection back in February 2015. Because all good things come to those who wait, the new store won't just serve up varieties such as tiramisu, Bounty, coffee made with real espresso, roasted figs in marsala and milk chocolate with choc peanut fudge, but will also offer three-hour gelato appreciation classes that are basically ice cream degustation sessions. If you've feasted on Messina at their Milton Markets or Brisbane Ice Cream Festival pop-ups recently, you'll be clearing your calendar and breaking out your stretchiest outfits.

Find Gelato Messina at Shop 1, 109 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane from around 5pm on Wednesday, March 29. Keep an eye on their website for more information.

Published on March 24, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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