Daily Scoop: Apricot Gelato at Osteria Morini

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Of the three scoops we tried, the apricot was our favorite. [Photos: Maggie Hoffman]

This is one of the most apricot-intense experiences you can have next to actually eating an apricot. Spooning up a bite of this gelato is like biting into a fuzzy-skinned, peak-ripe apricot. Made with fresh apricots and some lemon juice, it tastes of pure fruit. All that juicy nectar with a faint tartness and a golden-orangey sweetness, but not too sweet.

It'd be tough to go wrong with any gelato flavor at Osteria Morini, but the apricot has been a favorite lately. It should be on the menu for a little while, though a peach sorbet might come along and replace it.

Osteria Morini

218 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10012 (map) 212-965-8777; osteriamorini.com