After 50 years in business, Edmonton’s Italian Centre is celebrating Christmas in a tasty new way. The pastry counter at the new southsidelocation will be baking its own panettone.
Traditionally served to guests over the holiday season (like our fruitcake, except that everyone likes it), the cake-like sourdough bread is the most popular Christmas sweet across Italy.
And if it’s anything like the fruit pies, cannoli, biscotti, chocolate cake and tiramisù that pastry chef Angelo Antonucci (pictured) has treated customers to since the opening of the Italian Centre Shop South in July, Edmontonians can count themselves molto fortunato.
Set out a plate of these on Christmas Eve, with a cappuccino on the side, and maybe Santa will slide a Vespa down the chimney this year.