I was walking from an event in Vancouver a few weeks ago and happened upon Bella Gelateria. The owner was there and took the time to regal us with tales of his life and education in Italy where he learned the art. His passion for gelato was evident, and it came through in his craft. He explained each flavour, speaking of the hours invested and exotic ingredients gathered from around the world.
It was one of the best gelatos I have ever had … as good as Grom in Florence. As a reminder, if you want to know the easiest way to identify great gelato – it is by the color. The more color, the worse it is. The below is very bad gelato set to suck the tourist in (taken in Rome).