I know where my dream came from. Yesterday, as I was out shopping for a Christmas tree and ornaments, I had a quick caffè macchiato at my favorite bar, Gilli, on the Piazza della Repubblica. I felt like a child in toy land, surrounded by all manner of sweets and Christmas breads. Let me show you:
How about some white or dark chocolates covered with candied violets and rose petals?
Or some cookies covered with milk chocolate and topped with a white chocolate snowflake? Or, to the right, a chocolate decorated with the appearance of marbleized paper. Perchè no? We are in the land of the art of marbleized paper!
Or perhaps a cupcake? Or a sweet made to look like a snowman or a Christmas tree?
Those snowmen are cute! Let’s have a closer look!
And did you see the Christmas tree cookies above?
But maybe to you Christmas means festive red or white poinsettias? Fear not! Gilli’s got you covered!
I think words are unnecessary when admiring the photos below. I give you…a moment of quiet to savor the seasonal offerings of one of the world’s finest pastry shops.