Finding a new Gelato store in Cape May lead me to finding Italian expats!
|Monica works with her brother in Cione’s|
I have been driving to NJ from Atlanta every 6 weeks exploring some of the towns along the way I never bothered with, when the only motive was “are we there yet”.
But in the past year I found that I am finding “Italians” everywhere I go! I met a volunteer at one of the state run welcome centers who told me her parents immigrated here in the early 1900’s and I met Jo in Stauton off of interstate 81 while traveling the mountain route. She is a first generation Italian!
So when I stopped in Cape May, NJ to walk around this charming Victorian sea side village I was surprised to find a gelato store next to the self serve frozen yogurt store. With very little debate I picked gelato……. The bigger surprise was the young owner of the shop moved to NJ from Italy!
We chatted while I selected my two flavours (this is how it is served in Italy) and Monica was kind enough to allow me to speak Italian with no skill….
After a google search I find that she and her brother are from Milan. He was an attorney.
But I wish to know how they selected Cape May and what promted them to create a gelato store?
The Gelato was wonderful and if I decide to make the 90 minute drive back to Cape May Monica said we could work on my Italian…….. just amazing who you meet on the road.