Ready your spoons for Butterscotch Budino with Caramel Rosemary Swirl, Coconut Stracciatella with Bittersweet Chocolate Strands or Spiced Stumptown Coffee with Cracked Cocoa Nibs. If the flavors of Nancy’s Fancy Gelato & Sorbetto Artigianale sound like a fancy restaurant dessert, that’s because they’re the new product line from Nancy Silverton, the acclaimed Los Angeles chef, cookbook author and famed co-founder of the restaurants Mozza, Campanile and La Brea Bakery.

Launched this spring in $11 to $13 pint sizes in supermarkets like Gelson’s, Silverton is now offering her ultrapremium gelato and sorbetto in gallon tubs for the catering market. (Tip: You’ll get a reduced price of $45.32 a gallon if you order directly from Nancy Fancy’s with a minimum order of $150.) The line includes seven flavors, two are vegan.

“True Italian gelato is not about an infinite variety of over-the-top, crazy flavors,” says Silverton. “It’s about balance and mouth-feel, creamy, voluptuous texture and pure, honest flavor.”

Over the years, any corporate event planner can admit to spending countless hours researching the perfect venue or vendors for their gatherings. After attending or hosting hundreds of events, New York-based Daphne Hoppenot was no stranger to this research and was frustrated by its repetitive nature. However, it was planning her wedding in 2018 that pushed her to realize the lack of resources in the corporate events market compared to the wedding industry, and set out to see if other meetings and events professionals were struggling with the same problem.  

 

Freelancing has become a new ball game since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, as many companies cannot afford to keep full-time positions, but still need those tasks completed. Although many more professionals have had to join the freelancing community since March, Tracy Judge had the passion for the freelancing community two years ago–long before the pandemic hit–and founded her company Soundings Connect in order to directly connect meetings and events industry freelancers with customers. 

 

Perhaps your attendees have hopped on those electric bikes and e-scooters that are scattered all over metropolitan areas throughout California. That’s old news, no question. Yet it’s a sure bet they’ve never been on a Vintage Electric Cruz Bike, because only 250 of them ever have been made. Mad Dogs & Englishmen Bike Shop in Carmel has a fleet of these smile generators, as well as a fleet of knowledgeable guides to lead scenic group tours.