ISO: The Best Panettone in T.O.
A request to all GTA Chowhounders, esp. our Italian brothers and sisters (who should presumably be experts on this):
What do you consider to be the best panettone -- i.e. the best brand -- to be found in Toronto? And where can we pick this up?
If youn want to buy a orepackaged one I would recommend The Salumeria (Yonge & Davisville). But beware of the ingredients. According to the original recipe from Milan it must contain real butter and real dry fruit in certain proportions. And it has to be fresh.
2021 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4S, CA
So... tried the Bauli and the Longo's signature brand. Both were good enough, with good taste and mouth feel. (The last few years, I had tried all the cut-rate brands to varying degrees of success, so I didn't want to go back.)
Will try the Tre Marie next Xmas.
Still looking for opinions on the expensive Italian brands... are they worth the expense?
Yes! The Portuguese sweet bread (called massa folhada) from Dundas Bakery is really good. You can get it from the actual Dundas bakery at Dundas and Dufferin, but they also supply to other bakeries (nova era, caldense, etc) and grocery stores (tavora, lotta).
Also, look out for pao levado (sweet flat breads)...so good.
Try them...they are also less expensive than most panetonne.