An historic Milanese bakery part-owned by Prada will open its first London location in Mayfair, opposite Hélène Darroze’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant at The Connaught Hotel. Pasticceria Marchesi 1824, first opened in Milan, Italy in 1824, will bring its panettone, sugared almonds, and covetable packaging to 117 Mount Street, according to Hot Dinners.
A litany of dragées — sweets with a hard, candy exterior — of all colours will join sweet nut spreads, gianduja chocolates, and panettone made with sourdough at a pastry counter and café. It will also serve the thick, spoonable style of Italian hot chocolate most popular in London at Soho institution and fellow Italian import Said.
Prada’s acquisition of the bakery brand led to a suitably glitzy design makeover with glass, soft greens, and sharp angles dominating the second store at Via Monte Napoleone; a third opened in Italy’s oldest shopping centre, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.
More soon on Marchesi Pasticceria’s London debut.