Where We Met Gelateria andamp; Espresso Bar open in Tahoma | SierraSun.com

Where We Met Gelateria andamp; Espresso Bar open in Tahoma

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TAHOMA, Calif. andamp;#8212; Close your eyes and imagine a delightful and diminutive shop where locals and visitors mingle while imbibing on flavorful Italian homemade gelatos and coffee drinks. This is the dream Elizabeth Fontaine brought to life with Where We Met Gelateria and Espresso Bar, Tahomaandamp;#8217;s newest gathering place.While studying art in Italy, Fontaine fell in love with the countryandamp;#8217;s vibrant culture. After graduating from Westmont College, she decided to team up with her grandparents and open Where We Met near the Tahoma post office and Westside Pizza.andamp;#8220;Traveling invites acquaintances and friendships,andamp;#8221; explains Fontaine. andamp;#8220;You meet people everywhere you go and relationships are formed. Where We Met is a place for people to create new friendships, as I did while abroad.andamp;#8221;And admittedly a dish of luscious gelato and a shot of espresso can help fuel friendships quickly. To that end, each day Fontaine creates a selection of gelatos that range from chili chocolate and Tiramisu to pink grapefruit and Stracciatella. Fontaine helps out with the tricky flavor decision process by offering lots of samples.andamp;#8220;The gelato is special because it is made daily and the base is imported from Italy,andamp;#8221; she said. andamp;#8220;The espresso in the shop is also imported from Italy. My aim is to try to make the shop as authentic as possible.andamp;#8221;For more information on the flavors of the day and specials, andamp;#8216;likeandamp;#8217; Where We Met on Facebook. Or call 530-525-1731. Where We Met is located at 7000 W. Lake Blvd. in Tahoma. Come enjoy a little taste of Italy on the west shore of Lake Tahoe.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com