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Ever wondered what a Colossal Squid would taste like?

Giapo has just released this incredible creation, inspired by Te Papa's world famous Colossal Squid. People express their love for Te Papa in many ways, and we wanted to create an edible form of tribute. Chef and Patron Giapo Grazioli says that the discovery of the first colossal squid in 2007 had always stuck with him. After a visit to Te Papa to see the squid with his five- and seven-year-old children two years ago, he set about creating this delicious and surreal masterpiece for the 10th anniversary of the discovery. The creative chef says seeing the colossal squid at Te [...]

Ever wondered what a Colossal Squid would taste like? 2017-05-10T01:15:27+00:00

Looking For a Better Yoghurt

 A Giapo research in collaboration with the  School of Science, Auckland University of Technology. Special Thanks to Dr. Sean T.S. Wei & Dr. Michelle Yoo who have helped us with the findings.  The goal of this research was to isolate a different DNA from the known Lactobacillus Delbrueckii subsp. Bulgaricus. One that is more heat tolerant than the commercial culture collection.  Introduction Lactobacillus delbrueckii are Gram-positive, facultative anaerobic, non-motile and non-spore- forming, rod-shaped (cell size range = 0.5-0.8 x 2.0-9.0 μm) bacteria. This species is industrially important to production of many fermented foods of both plant and animal origin. Like other lactic acid [...]

Looking For a Better Yoghurt 2017-05-10T01:04:35+00:00

We are Closing Giapo and ……

Dear friends, I have news to share. Our Queen Street store - that neat little space next to the Civic theater, is closing its doors this Sunday ( tomorrow), February 19th. We are proud to have spent almost nine years trying to prove that ice cream can be both delicious and innovative.We have immensely enjoyed serving Auckland and its visitors since 2008. These years have been the best years of my life, and it comes without saying that they have also been years of hard slog with so many moments when it would have been very easy [...]

We are Closing Giapo and …… 2017-02-21T01:41:12+00:00

Two become one – Valentines Day Special

It started as a stream of thought, Giapo’s limited edition Valentine’s Day 2017 creation. The thoughts became a sketch, then after some more thought, a CAD design. The design was 3D-printed and then a vacuum mold was made from the print. The mold is used to make two shapes. These two shapes intricately join together to form one heart, made from luscious milk chocolate which is then powder-coated in shimmering bronze. Each golden half is carefully settled into a precise place on an ice cream-filled cone. The ice cream is a work of art in itself: chocolate brûleé [...]

Two become one – Valentines Day Special 2017-02-18T21:16:39+00:00