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Save the date: don’t miss the pastry festival EatPRATO
On December 14th and 15th, come for some “Sweet time” all around Prato old town
Prato can be considered the main place of the Italian “sweet valley”, with many excellent pastry chefs and chocolate artisans and with many fine local products to taste: the so called Pesche di Prato (i.e. Prato’s peaches) or the famous Prato’s cookie, best known as Cantuccio, that is 150 years old. Save the date: in December 14th and 15th come to Prato and attend some of the EatPrato Festival food events! The main location is the Medieval Pretorio Palace, turned into a pastry and bakery lab! Then follow some tasty itineraries all around the city, with guided tours and tasting time (see: the auteur breakfasts!).
On Friday 13th, the big premiere with the pastry master Paolo Sacchetti’s cooking show, in his lab where he will introduce his new secret dessert… and this year’s theme: a mix of sweet and salty. Nothing new for the old local gastronomic tradition: see the Medieval recipe of Pan di ramerino pratese – bread buns with golden raisins and rosemary -, the unique Mortadella di Prato IGP, Slow Food presidium, kneaded with alchermes and spices. A leading role also for the pastry-pairing, giving wide space to the local bartenders and their cocktails “mixology”. Come all the weekend long for a taste, you will find a lot of (sweet) finger food, paired with the right cocktail and some music. Let’s start this… Pastry Party!
A nice excuse to visit Prato, so close to Florence, but with its own soul and identity! A small and charming old town, bounded by the ancient city walls. More on eatprato.it!