Who doesn’t have ricordi di pane e nutella? Bread and Nutella memories? Who doesn’t remember the first time they tried that creamy hazelnut spread on piece of bread? Nutella©, since it was first introduced in 1964, has made its way from Piedmont in Northern Italy to kitchen cabinets, kitchen tables, recipes, and lunch boxes all over the world.
A few weeks ago, a bread and Nutella memory found its way to the corner table in Il Faro DiCapo D’Orso’s dining room brought to me by Restaurant Manager Antonio Falco. That latest dessert by the fratelli Sodano; Francesco and Salvatore Sodano. Two brothers, who growing up together, surely have a myriad of memories to share.
They oxidized a brioche, giving the bread the brown color of Nutella – no cocoa. The ice cream is hazelnut, but notice that it is white. A few drops of essence of hazelnut, black truffle shavings...
And a sprinkle of memories.