Italian "Bicerin" Glasses (Set of 6)$29.00
The emblematic drink of Turin, the gastronomic capital of Italy, is the Bicerin, a layered concoction invented in the 1800s.
This is not frivolous stuff. The pairing of ingredients is an alliance of perfect proportions. With one part espresso, one part chocolate, and one part thick, cold cream, it is a feat of culinary engineering. To compose the showpiece, each ingredient is poured carefully into the traditional "cin cin" glass, creating not only visually enchanting layers of liquids, but a sequence of vigorous taste sensations in culinary harmony. This is both the beauty and burden of bicerin.
The beverage has been known since the 18th-century and was famously praised by Alexandre Dumas in 1852. It is believed to be based on the 17th-century drink "Bavareisa," the key distinction being that in a Bicerin the three components are carefully layered in the glass rather than being mixed together. The Caffè Al Bicerin has been serving the drink in Torino's Piazza della Consolata since the 18th century, and some authorities believe that it was invented there. Others believe that it originated around 1704 in the Caffè Fiorio which still stands on what is now Via Po.
Offering a set of six Bicerin glasses.
Italian "Bicerin" Glasses (Set of 6)
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