The prettiest gelato in the world is coming to Plano. Amorino Gelato, the Paris-born chain known for its picture-perfect cones that look like roses, is unfurling its second shop in the DFW area with a location set to open at Legacy West.
Owners German Rodriguez and Giada Merlin are aiming to open before the end of 2018.
Founded in Paris in 2002, Amorino specializes in gelato and sorbet, in 24 flavors such as chocolate, strawberry, gianduia, honey lavender, pistachio, and melon. They also serve coffee, pastries, macarons, and chocolate. Their presentation is unique, with scoops that are formed into “petals,” which you can do in mixed flavors.
There are more than 180 locations worldwide, including a dozen in the U.S., where it debuted in New York in 2011. The chain came to Texas in 2016 with a shop in Houston. The first store in Dallas-Fort Worth opened in January 2018 at the Shops at Clearfork in Fort Worth.
Rodriguez says he always felt that Legacy West — with its open-air atmosphere with shopping and restaurants evoked a European environment — would make an ideal spot.
“We’ve been talking to the developers for more than a year,” he says. “Once they tried our gelato, they loved it.”
BY: Teresa Gubbins
Originally published in CultureMap Dallas
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