A boozy new gelato store is coming to Hollywood, and it's selling some seriously sinful adult-only dessert.
At Quore, customers can visit a different type of bar, one where they can indulge in this boutique-style shop's novelty delicacies thanks to more than a dozen of the brand's own liquor-infused gelatos.
The ultra-premium gelatos are the work of Quore owner/creator Kwon Jin Lee, who teamed up with ice cream consultant and master gelatier Malcolm Stogo to create his own take on booze-infused ice cream. The goal: combine premium gelato with the world’s top liquors for an unmatched combination.
"I wanted to make something that was of the highest quality," says Lee, who launced the first Quore bar at the Aventura Mall in 2018. "The goal was to achieve the best of the best, where I could enjoy both pleasures at the same time."
After three years of research, and countless hours working alongside Stogo, Lee created Quore, a line of small batch, high-end gelatos that deliver up to 5 percent ABV per serving. Today, the brand has more than 20 flavors that spotlight many of the world's most popular cocktail combinations, from the gin and tonic to the piña colada.
This March, Quore will expand with the opening of its first brick-and-mortar boutique in Hollywood, followed by a second standalone location in Wynwood later this spring.
At the new Hollywood Quore boutique shop, customers will find the brand's full variety of innovative flavor combinations. Guests will be served at the custom-designed boutique bar where they'll sit in plush pink chairs — some fashioned like adult swings — before receiving their own single-serve container of gelato. While IDs will be required to purchase the alocohol-infused gelato, those under legal drinking age can partake in the store's selection of non-alcoholic gelatos, coffees, and delicatessen-style food items.
Each of Quore's regular, seasonal, and one-off flavors can be found at the Hollywood location. Those over 21 years of age will want to indulge in Quore's most popular flavors, which include the Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky mixed with a creamy sea salt gelato; Hennessy Cognac blended with a smooth ricotta and fig gelato; Veuve Cliquot Rose Champagne with strawberry gelato; and Patron Silver tequila mixed with the classic flavors of a tangy Tequila Sunrise.
Throughout the week, expect the shop to offer special tastings for its flavor of the month, adds Lee, released alongside exclusive, limited-time flavors created by the brand's master gelatier.
"In addition, on certain days and times of the week, guests will have the opportunity to taste freshly made gelato, as we will have a gelato laboratory on display," says Lee. "It will be a unique experience to taste freshly made Quore."
Looking for gelato to-go? Orders can be placed online by visiting the website.
Quore Gelato. 19507 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura; 786-320-5161 and 777 N. Ocean Drive, Hollywood; 754-260-5720.