In an era of constant uncertainties, the panettone is and will always remain the symbol of Milanese pastry in the world: its link with the Christmas holidays is so strong that it has taken on the role of Christmas cake par excellence in all Italian regions but also beyond the border.
Panettone came to life in Milan around 1500 (read the full story) and since then has never ceased to be the absolute protagonist of Christmas. In our opinion a perfect and appreciated gift idea.
Here are 10 gourmet gift suggestions, original, starred and traditional, found among the many novelties that animate this world.
Long live the Panettone!
The pastry baskets of Pasticerria Passerini
The gift baskets of Pasticeria Passerini, a popular bar in the center of Milan, are among the most famous gift baskets for the Christmas holidays.
This year among the many combinations these two baskets have attracted our attention:
Christmas Hamper with selection of 4 most popular Christmas cake from Vergani Panettone collection.
This Christmas hamper contains: 1 panettone enriched with three different kinds of chocolate; 1 classic panettone; 1 pandoro and 1 Veneziana cake. Each cake weights 1 kg (2.2 lb), and is artisanally baked in Italy.
Christmas hamper with French & Italian specialities. This Christmas hamper called “It’s all about chestnuts” contains a selection of lavish products whose common denominator is the tasty autumnal fruit (chestnut) so loved in Italy and France at Christmas time.
The contents of this basket: 1 Panettone (750g ) with marron glacés chunks by Vergani, a jar of Chestnut & Vanilla Spread by Agrimontana (200g), and a packet of 12 Luxurious Marron Glacés by Passerini (candied, sugar glazed whole chestnuts, individually wrapped in tinfoil, as tradition dictates) for a total of 250g ca.
These fine gourmet products — packed in an elegant wicker basket — will make your Christmas holidays even brighter and more cheerful
The panettone for those who love chocolate
Do you have a friend who loves chocolate? Give him the Panettone from Arte & Farina with Italian chocolate chips from Domori.
Prepared in the traditional way, the Arte & Farina’s panettone dough is made with only the finest ingredients from Canada and Chocolate imported directly from Italy. This Italian Baker based in Montreal is our most seller gourmet panettone in Christmas.