DINING – Gelato, Crêpes and Espresso
ICE Visconti prepares authentic Italian style gelato daily on location, crêpes are served fresh off the griddle, and locally roasted Café Mella makes the very best espresso.
Cool down with your favorite flavor of gelato on the patio overlooking the Columbia river or treat yourself and someone you like to a crêpe and a cup of coffee at the indoor counter, right alongside the shiny Italian-made Lamarzocco espresso machine.
If you’ve never had gelato, you’re in for a real treat! The word means frozen, and like ice cream, gelato is made from milk and served in a dish or cone. But the similarities end there. Because gelato is made with whole milk rather than heavy cream, kept at a higher temperature, mixed with less air, and cooked before freezing, you’ll enjoy a dessert that is lighter, smoother, fresher, lower in calories and more flavorful.
Ice serves both sweet and savory crêpes and a full range of espresso drinks. And for a grab-and-go treat that’s truly different, try a gelato panini—a warm and crispy grilled brioche with a scoop of ice-cold gelato at the center.