Hanami is the traditional Japanese Cherry blossom viewing season which only lasts a couple of weeks whilst the 'Sakura' or Cherry trees are in flower.
Gino's got together with 'Masterchef' contestant Aki Matsushima and champion gelato maker Palmiro Bruschi to create ten delicious Japanese-themed gelati and sorbetti and were on hand to talk about their creations. I've never seen such frenzied ice cream consumption with queues stretching way out into Adelaide street. The great thing about the event was that there was a tasting station outside enabling you to try before going inside to purchase.
We managed to sample most of the gorgeous flavours on offer with Plum Wine & Honey Sorbet and Red Miso & Caramel coming out tops. I did think that they might have tried wasabi and ginger flavours but they were nowhere to be seen. I'm already looking forward to Gino's next special event. Great fun, lets hope they make Japan Gelato Day an annual event. Next year I'll pack my thermals for this one!