Raised in Brazil by Italian parents and educated in France, Antonio Biagi has been making internationally-influenced gelato for nearly a decade. Two years ago, he decided to leave the world of finance and pursue his passion full time by setting out to open a gourmet gelato shop. His namesake spot, A.B. Biagi, finally opened its doors a few months ago. We stopped by to see how, while tending to front-of-house, Biagi makes all of his flavors from scratch using ingredients sourced from all over the world. Along the way we learned about Affogato, unique Brazilian ingredients, tea shops in Brooklyn and more.
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