On Thursday the Weekly will publish our Restaurant Issue: 99 Things to Eat in L.A. Before You Die. For the days leading up to the issue, we'll be posting a few of Jonathan Gold's items on the blog. Check back each day as we count down.
Bulgarini Goat's Milk Gelato:
Los Angeles is a world capital of so many things, including, it turns out, goat's milk ice cream. Deliceuse, in Redondo Beach, is the most obvious source, sporting reams of literature about the health benefits of goat's milk and a half-dozen flavors of ice cream made with the stuff, all of them delicious but none of them particularly goaty. And then there's Leo Bulgarini, the Zen gelato master of Altadena, who amps up the strong, animal taste of his goat's milk gelato by tossing goat cheese into the mix along with a handful of toasted, unsweetened cacao nibs for maximum pungency -- it's petting-zoo gelato, gelato you can almost imagine nibbling on your sleeves. Leo recommends that you pair it with a glass of rose prosecco from Valdobbiadene.
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Bulgarini Gelato: 749 E. Altadena Drive, Altadena; (626) 791-6174.