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Mercatino del Panettone

Mercatino del Panettone

Rich, sweet, and fluffy, panettone is Italy's most famous holiday cake.

Get into the holiday spirit and find your favorite one during our Mercatino del Panettone on Saturday, December 8 from 1-4 p.m. Enjoy complimentary panettone tastings, along with specially-paired wines by the glass from our wine cart.

WAIT, WHAT IS PANETTONE?

Literally translating to "big bread," panettone is traditionally made over several days as artisanal bakers hand-shape the finicky dough with natural yeast that takes at least 30 hours to rise, then fold candied fruit into the dome-shaped cake. We love this classic version, but you should also experiment with the other varieties, from orange to hazelnut to chocolate (swoon).

GET A TASTE AT OUR PANETTONE FESTIVAL

Saturday, December 8 from 1-4 p.m. at Eataly NYC Flatiron

At the Mercatino del Panettone, taste as many panettoni as you can! Explore the tasting stations sprinkled throughout the market, where we will be offering complimentary bites of panettoni from our favorite artisanal bakers in Italy. Complete your experience with our specially-paired wines, which will be available by the glass from our roaming wine cart.

Once you find your favorite (and hey, maybe a bonus wine pairing from Eataly Vino!), bring them to your holiday table. You can eat the rich, fluffy cake at any hour of the day (read: for breakfast) paired with sweet spreads, alongside coffee, or with a glass of wine. If you're feeling extra sweet, share panettoni with your family and friends. In Italy, we love to give these elegantly wrapped cakes as gifts to symbolize luck and prosperity through the New Year. (Pro tip: they make excellent host presents!)

No need to register in advance – simply stop by to get a taste.

Buone feste!

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These tasty traditions have been around for hundreds of years. According to legend, the first panettone was created in Milano in the 15th century (discover the legend here); ever since, the fluffy cake has been on the holiday tables of Italians across the peninsula and now the world.