At NYC's Giovanni Rana Pastificio & Cucina, located inside Chelsea Market, chef Francesco Berardinelli serves a selection of brunch items that range from savory to sweet and conventional to more authentic Italian. This dish merges Italian and American cuisine in a unique mix of savory and sweet flavors. 


  • 1 Slice of Pandoro bread (Perbellini)
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon orange honey
  • 5 Whole strawberries


Step 1:

Slice Pandoro into 1-inch thick slices.

Step 2:

In a separate bowl, mix the eggs and the cream. Submerge the sliced Pandoro into the mix.

Step 3:

In a hot sauté pan, melt the butter and sear the bread on both sides.

Step 4:

Finish with powder sugar, orange honey and sliced strawberries on top.