What you'll do
Upon arrival, enjoy a delicious espresso or cappuccino while Katyna gives you a tour of the shop and dives into some gelato education. Learn about the differences between gelato and ice cream as you explore the kitchen and all of the different gelato making equipment. From there, gets hands-on experience making gelato of your own. We'll start at the very beginning preparing the natural ingredients (no additives, thickeners, colorants or artificial flavors!) needed to create amazing flavors and then we'll mix, mash, simmer and eventually create the gelato thickened consistency you’re used to seeing. Repeat the process, making two different variations of gelato, sorbetto, and variegato. Of course, this experience involves eating gelato to your heart's content as well!
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Katyna is the brain behind Fatamorgana Gelato. She used to be a costume designer for films and TV in Rome, where she lived with her film producer husband & two daughters. She is a talented chef in her own right and has a passion for original & unique flavors. This, combined with a love for the gifts of nature, led her to learn from Fatamorgana's founder, Maria Spagnuolo, the secrets of the ancient art of artisan Gelato making. Upon moving to L.A., Katyna opened the first Fatamorgana manufacturing plant & retail store in the states. All gelato is made on premises with natural ingredients!
Gelato We are very aware of food allergies.
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Where you'll be
We'll be at Fatamorgana Gelato, a brand that was born in Rome and brought to the U.S. because there is nothing else like it here. This location is the first Fatamorgana Gelato manufacturing plant and retail store in the United States. Our store is located in the charming Studio City conveniently located near Universal City, and with quick access to Hollywood and the 101 and 134 freeways so you can get going to wherever you're going next!
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
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Up to 6 guests ages 8 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We use nuts in our kitchen, so please let us know if you have any allergies so we may accommodate. All of our products are 100% gluten free.
ARTISAN ITALIAN GELATO MAKING