If you’re based in the U.S. and Canada, I have some news on the panettone front: Olivieri 1882 has opened panettone pop-ups at several Eataly locations on your side of the pond: New York, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Toronto. Here, both the classic and salted caramel and apricot versions are available.
For the non-panettone cognoscenti, Olivieri is one of the best in Italy, and it has a distinction from the prestigious Gambero Rosso guide to prove it. Honestly, I didn’t get into panettone until I moved to Italy and actually tasted quality panettone and realized what all the fuss was about. Not gonna lie, the U.S. suffers from a dearth of good panettone. Most of the options are industrial supermarket versions, which unfortunately gives the beloved Italian Christmas confection a bad rap. You haven’t had truly panettone until you’ve had good panettone. And trust me when I say that busting into one of Oliveri’s fluffy, golden delights and trying not to eat it all in one sitting is a veritable exercise in self-control.
If you’re in the U.S. and prefer, say, pandoro (the tall, golden powder-sugar dusted star-shaped confection) or a panettone flavor not found at the pop-up, the 48-hour shipping to the U.S, inaugurated by fourth-generation baker Nicola Olivieri in 2020, is still in play. Click here to visit their U.S. delivery page.
This year, Olivieri expanded his panettone horizons throwing three new flavors into the mix: peach, amaretto, and chocolate; apple, raisin, and cinnamon; and Amarena cherry, bringing the flavors on offer to ten. In addition to the said options, clients can choose from three chocolate; chocolate and coffee; Gianduja; and white chocolate and frutti di bosco.
Milanesi can head to the pop-up at Via Tortona 19—it’s open daily from 11 am to 8 pm. Those based in the Lombard capital and its surroundings can order Milan Express delivery online. Orders placed by noon will arrive the same day for the cost of 6.50€.