Ecstasy on Ice

Daniel Ackler tasted paradise for the first time on a trip to Italy. Now, he's brought a little bite of heaven to Hong Kong, his home for 13 years. The Canadian-born trader studied the art of making authentic gelato under an Italian master before opening his first gelateria, XTC On Ice, a year ago in Hong Kong's trendy SoHo district. Since then, Ackler's gelati have gained a reputation as the best Italian ices in Asia. His mandarin-hued outlet on Cochrane Street, tel: (852) 2541 0500, is thronged even on chilly afternoons with bankers on...

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