Is Singapore the next gelato capital?

It seems like Singapore may nab top spot as Asia’s prime gelato city. The ice cream world’s esteemed Gelato World Tour will bring sixteen gelato chefs to compete for the title of “World’s Best Gelato” early next year.

Touted as the “Formula 1” of gelato competitions, it makes its first appearance in Asia at Marina Bay Sands on Mar 20-22. So what does this mean for us ice cream lovers? There are tons of workshops and classes on the “fine art” that is gelato-making and, of course, tasting the 16 different flavors competing for the top three spots. Plus, admission to the competition is free. On top of this, there’s also a special dinner with each course incorporating a gelato element. 

If your curiosity is piqued, maybe it’s time to learn more. A prestigious gelato university, Carpigiani Gelato University, will also open an outpost at the At-Sunrice culinary school some time in 2015.