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Panettone - fresh if possible

Ciao, Hounds,

Top of the morning.

My two Italian step-children are demanding panettone for Christmas. They are very demanding.

They claim that they had freshly-baked panettone recently at a friends, but I have my doubts.

Any recommendations for panettone, either fresh or packaged?

Thank you,

Sean

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  1. There are several packaged choices at DiPalos and a few at Buon Italia. I suspect that Eataly also has several. Rocco's on Bleecker Street makes their own fresh in several styles, and I enjoy them.

    The mailorder place Gustiamo.com in the Bronx brings some high end Panettone in by plane, and you pay accordingly.

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    Buon Italia
    75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

    Eataly
    200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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    1. re: DavyTheFatBoy

      Gustiamo does have exceptional Panettone; they are on West Farms Road in the Bronx.

      1. re: DavyTheFatBoy

        Do they make pandoro too? I've been looking for a pandoro.

        1. re: DavyTheFatBoy

          "I suspect that Eataly also has several."

          Just for the record, my partner surprised me with a panettone from Eataly last night. It was one of their cheaper ones ($24!), but it is delicious. All of their panettone are made by Italian companies for sale at Eataly NYC.

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          Eataly
          200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

          1. re: ttoommyy

            Did it come in a prepackaged box? BTW, $24!!

            1. re: funniduck

              It was wrapped in Eataly wrapping paper and had a brown, satiny-like ribbon around it. Inside, it was in a plastic bag with a twist tie. Yeah, $24 is extreme, but it's Christmas and my partner was feeling the season!

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              Eataly
              200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

          2. re: DavyTheFatBoy

            The panettone at Di Palo is sickeningly sweet. They used to carry this artisanal brand of panettone that was the ultimate cross between brioche and cake. In the last 3 years they switched to Albertengo which I find absolutely disgusting.

            1. re: ttoommyy

              Seconding the recommendation for Grandaisy (or the one at Sullivan Street bakery -- same recipe I think). It is delish.

              1. re: Oliverstreet

                The one I was thinking of is on Sullivan Street; thanks for reminding me, Oliverstreet. :)

              2. re: ttoommyy

                Grandaisy makes their own fresh, and I've seen them sell it by the slice at West Broadway. Their version is a lot less dense then many of the packaged ones. Ripping a piece off, it could pass for a few different breads or pastries other than Panettone.

                1. re: sugartoof

                  I remember buying a panetone from Grandaisy a couple of years ago and liking it.

                  The one my partner bought at Eataly (mentioned above) is light in texture and not too sweet. It definitely has a bread/brioche feel to it. It is lovely. Wish I hadn't thrown out the packaging or I could tell you which Italian baker it came from.

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                  Eataly
                  200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

                  1. There was a sampling at Costco a couple of weeks ago of the Bauli pre-packaged, which were fine but underwhelming - except for their profiterole variety which is enrobed in chocolate and is fantastic if you can find it (that was the only one that sold out - we bought the last 3).

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