Cristiano Ronaldo gets his own ice cream flavour and pizza in Turin

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus on Monday to complete his move from Real Madrid and the city of Turin has already gone into overdrive to welcome their new star man.The Portuguese superstar landed in Turin on Monday to complete the formalities that will make him a Juventus player and he passed his medical. The 33-year-old, who scored four goals in the FIFA World Cup 2018 before Portugal were eliminated at the round of 16 by Uruguay, is set to sign a four-year deal with the Old Lady after he returned from his holiday.Ronaldo, who will wear the No. 7 jersey, completed his medical at the J Medical facilities before meeting his new teammates and posing for some pictures with them.The former Manchester United player had already agreed to join the Italian champions last week for a fee of 100 million Euros after both Real and Juve released statements regarding the same. That sent the fans in Turin to utter euphoria and in coming time, an ice cream flavour and a pizza have also been named after him. Fans have queued outside the stores to buy his shirt since the day the deal was announced and has eagerly awaited for his arrival in Italy.Cristiano Ronaldo after Juventus move: Real Madrid has conquered my heartMusic to our ears feat. @Cristiano #CR7DAY pic.twitter.com/uUwk9TGsV3JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018Leonardo La Porta, who owns Gelateria Miretti (a resturant in Turin) for around 30 years now, has created an ice cream flavour called CR7. The 50-year-old is not a Juventus supporter or even a football fan but he creates flavours to mark important events that have happened in the city of Turin.advertisementHowever, he has only created one flavor in honour of a person before – when the Pope came to Turin in 2015.Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid: Ramos, Bale pay emotional tributeLa Porta put a lot of thought into creating the CR7 flavour, which he wanted to represent a union between Portugal and Turin.”I put it on sale on the date 7/7 because it was the day it was rumored Cristiano Ronaldo would be presented,” La Porta told The Associated Press. “I thought of it a week before…the research was quite intense.”We chose to use a typical Portuguese liquor which is the Ginja, it is a sour cherry liquor which strongly links Portugal to the Piedmont region because here too in Piedmont we have a similar cherry liquor. In Portugal this liquor is served in a chocolate cup, so this ice cream is made up of milk, cream, sugar and carob flour, with this Ginja liquor and pieces of chocolate.” The taste of the CR7 ice cream is rich and flavourful, with hints of spice and fruit (AP Photo)The taste is rich and flavourful, with hints of spice and fruit”I hope (Ronaldo) can come here to try it,” said La Porta, adding the flavor regularly sells out. “If not, I’m ready to go to his house to make it for him. We’ll see.”Nearby is a pizza restaurant, which is also hoping to attract the superstar.Tommy Tegamino, which is owned by two Juventus season-ticket holders, brothers Filippo (31-years-old) and Tommaso Crozaso (26), now boasts the “Pizza CR7.”The deep-dish pizza is topped with stracchino cheese and black olives in the shape of the number “7” and that also symbolizes the black and white colors of Juventus.It costs an appropriate seven euros (8.17 USD).Stepping into #CR7DAY like #CR7JUVE @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/7WzAz4lwDdJuventusFC (@juventusfcen) July 16, 2018″We all hope he’ll come!” laughed Sara Giulia Peira, the 35-year-old manager of the oldest of the three branches of Tommy Tegamino. “Maybe if he finds out he’ll come here to try it, it’ll be great.”We decided to do it right when we heard the official news that he was coming here. In fact it was only Wednesday that we started selling it. Our owners decided with our pizza chef to celebrate the Portuguese star…It’s going well, especially with the fans obviously.”(With inputs from AP)last_img

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