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Baylato at The Farm

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By Vivienne Pearson

There are three reasons why Baylato’s opening at The Farm makes perfect sense.

The first is that the gelati and desserts will be served from the restored Dairy Bails, the place where cows were milked. ‘It’s a 100-year-old building,’ says Paola Zlatar, Baylato’s owner, who notes that, though not all her offerings will be dairy based (vegans or those who eat dairy free will be well catered for with sorbets), the symbolism is perfect.

The second reason is that Paola used to be a vet, so she adores the idea of being at The Farm with its pigs and chickens nearby.

The third is that she is super-keen to start introducing produce from The Farm into her yummy treats. ‘Whether that’s kale into green smoothies, or eggs or berries for the ice-cream,’ she says.

Baylato (a fusion of Bay and gelato has become a fixture of the Byron market and events scene, with the cute-as-a-button pink-striped van serving ice-cream, gelato, smoothies, pancakes, poffertjes (the little Dutch pancakes that I call ‘proffertigees’ and Paola says many people call ‘profiteroles’), bliss-balls, and other healthy treats. Ice-cream tacos (made from a waffle mixture) are the newest item on the menu.

The Baylato van will remain in operation (including at Bluesfest) and Paola also has a shipping-container storefront at Eat Street in Brisbane (going under the name of Byron Gelato).

It was coming to The Farm as a mum that sparked Paola’s interest in this new venture. ‘The Farm is such a beautiful place and I wanted to create an additional space, especially for parents to sit while their kids play,’ she says. ‘As a mumma, that’s what I thought was missing.’

Paola has set up new tables under shelter at the front of the Dairy Bails – the perfect spot next to the playground. Parents are welcome to bring their coffee down from the Three Blue Ducks.

Paola’s treats have been available for a month or so from the Baylato van and service from the Dairy Bails will start over these school holidays. ‘I finally have a home in Byron,’ says Paola.

Baylato: Open at The Farm, Ewingsdale Road, Mon–Fri 10–3, Wekeends and holidays 9–4. baylato.com.au, 0415 679 452.

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