Thu, Oct 23, 2014 from 7pm – 8:30pm
From taro to tiramisu, confections have evolved through the creative direction of two popular dessert parlors in the MOCA neighborhood: Ferrara Bakery & Cafe (since 1892) in Little Italy, and Chinatown Ice Cream Factory (since 1978) in Chinatown. Not your everyday chocolate and vanilla, customers order black sesame ice cream and stracciatella gelato, reflective of the neighborhood’s rich history of Italian and Chinese immigration. Christina Seid (Chinatown Ice Cream Factory) and Ernest Lepore (Ferrara Bakery & Cafe) give us the scoop on how each of their concoctions infuse a classic American dessert with their own blend of culture, tradition, and heritage. Dessert sampling to follow.