Tempura Battered Bananas with Nutella sauce and Mango habenero puree
Back by popular demand! Gio will be celebrating World Nutella Day on February 4th from 5PM-9:30PM. Reservations are recommended! Call today!
Nutella (pronounced “new-tell-uh”) is a tasty, unique spread made from the combination of roasted hazelnuts, skim milk and a hint of cocoa. Nutella has no artificial colors or preservatives.
Our chef’s have created unique, homemade items to celebrate World Nutella Day. Nutella is one of Italy’s most cherished items for adults and children. Tony and Giovanna grew up on Nutella and Gio was one of the first Lehigh Valley restaurants to incorporate Nutella on its menu over 8 years ago.
Please feel free to share items and mix and match as an appetizer or dessert! Let your taste buds and mind have fun.
Special World Nutella Day Menu
HOT CHOCOLATE– STEAMED MILK, NUTELLA (non-alcoholic)
COCOTELLA MARTINI- COCONUT VODKA, DORDA CHOCOLATE LIQUEUR, FRANGELICO
Homemade Butternut Squash Ravioli with Nutella sauce with sea salt
HOMEMADE BUTTERNUT SQUASH RAVIOLI– LIGHT NUTELLA SAUCE AND SEA SALT 1/2 PORTION (4) FULL PORTION (8)
FRIED BANANAS– SERVED WITH NUTELLA SAUCE AND MANGO HABANERO SAUCE
CHICKEN BREAST STUFFED WITH MARSCAPONE CHEESE & APPLES- TOPPED WITH NUTELLA AND CRANBERRY SAUCE WITH CINNAMON POLENTA
COCOA RUBBED PORK TENDERLOIN– NUTELLA BARBEQUE SAUCE WITH SMASHED SWEET POTAOES
NUTELLA TAPIOCA PUDDING– TOPPED WITH PISTACHIOS AND NUTELLA BICOTTI
NUTELLA PIZZA -TOPPED WITH FRESH FRUIT
**ALL ITEMS CONTAIN NUTS, BEWARE OF NUT ALLERGY
What is Nutella and What Is World Nutella Day?
Nutella spread was created in Italy in the 1940s by Mr. Pietro Ferrero, a pastry maker and founder of the Ferrero company. At the time, cocoa was in short supply due to World War II rationing so there was very little chocolate. Mr. Ferrero used hazelnuts, which were plentiful in the Piedmont region of Italy where he lived, to extend the chocolate supply. Nutella was born. In 1983, it made its first US appearance.
World Nutella Day, www.nutelladay.com was created in 2007 by Sara Rosso, an American writer living in Italy. On this day, lovers of Nutella the world over get creative and celebrate with the chocolaty-hazelnut spread.