PANETONNE ALLA BIRRA.
YES. BEER PANETTONE. AT ENOTECA SILENO
Enoteca Sileno, purveyor of all Italian artisanal gourmet goodies has found something extra special for lovers of panettone and craft beer — beer panettone! Le Baladin Panettone Alla Birra has been made in the traditional style of true Italian panettone, but has also been enriched with Le Baladin Xyauyu Riserva Beer 2008, a double-malt, savoury dessert beer.
An inspired collaboration between Le Baladin brewer Teo Musso and Max Albertegno from Albertengo Panettone, it took several experiments before the final recipe was decided upon. It’s a recipe which allows the fragrance, colour and texture of the panettone to blend perfectly with the savoury-sweet note of the Xyauyu beer. Prepared in the traditional panettone style, it is decorated beautifully and simply with an almond glaze, and comes in two styles: with raisins or with raisins and candied fruit.
A perfect gift for anyone who appreciates Italian heritage, panettone and craft beers.
About Enoteca Sileno
The story of Enoteca Sileno began in 1952 with the arrival of Luigi “Gino” Di Santo in Australia. With extensive business experience and a long family history in wine and food he quickly saw the potential in Australia for Italian products. After importing quality Italian goods to Australia for almost 30 years, L.G. Di Santo had his first Enoteca Sileno retail showroom opened by the Italian Ambassador at 20 Amess Street in Carlton North, Melbourne, in 1982. The shop attracted lovers of Italian food and wine from all over Australia and long-standing customers still remember the cramped and cluttered Amess Street store with great affection.
In 2004, 14 years after opening the original Enoteca Sileno, the Italian Ambassador once again cut the ribbon, this time at 920 Lygon Street. The new building included a restaurant and wine bar which act as a showcase for specialty Italian regional foods and wines.
About Le Baladin Brewery
Teo Musso is the brewmaster of internationally renowned Birrificio Le Baladin. A modern day renaissance man who plays music to his ferments, he opened his brewery in Cuneo in 1996. Not wanting to be limited by regional influences, among his left-of-centre creations he set about making an oxidised beer in the style of sherries form Jerez. The result is the Xyauyu which is smooth and silky, like candied plums and caramel, infused with fino sherry.