CASTEL DI SANGRO: Italian chef Niko Romito has launched ‘Pandolce’, a sweet bread that he has created in his bakery in Castel di Sangro, close to his restaurant Reale.
The Pandolce is available for sale online with deliveries from 4 June onwards. It is also available for sale in Spazio Niko Romito Bar e Cucina in Rome which has been open for takeaways within a four kilometre radius over the past weeks of lockdown.
“Pandolce is the new cake that I have created after years of study and research on the fermentation techniques of yeast in traditional Italian pastry. I have created it in two different versions, the classic one and one with chocolate. I imagine it as a daily hug that can be eaten at any time of day and which will be available throughout the year,” Niko said.
The Pandolce has the flavours and aromas from the various products Niko uses to prepare the mixture including an emulsion of almonds and olive oil which makes the cake soft and delicate, creamy and light. It can be either eaten as is or else it can combined with cream, jam, ice-cream or fresh-fruit.
Gruppo Niko Romito is composed of the restaurant Reale in Caste di Sangro which is housed inside Casadonna, a former monastery from the 500s which has been restored by Cristiana and Niko Romito, the Niko Romito Academy, Spazio Niko Romito, created in 2013 and now open in Milan, Rome and Rivisondoli, ALT Stazione di Gusto, a fast food concept for travellers. He also operates four resturants for Bvlgari Hotels and Resorts in Beijing, Shanghai, Dubai and Milan.