â€œThe House of Gucciâ€ is not exactly a food flick, so the panettone from Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura in Beverly Hills, Calif., doesnâ€™t figure in the plot. But Mr. Botturaâ€™s executive chef, Mattia Agazzi, worked with a panettone master, Roy Schvartzapel, on two versions of the tall eggy dome of Christmas cake for the restaurant on Rodeo Drive that theyâ€™re also selling online. One is studded with candied orange and raisins, the other with orange and hazelnut gianduja, each in a decorative tin designed by Gucci. And if you would like to explore other panettone options, this year the first New York City panettone festival will be held in Queens, with more than a dozen chefs baking varieties like white fig with chocolate; saffron; or apricot, along with other holiday treats for sampling and sale.
Gucci Osteria Panettone, $150, gucciosteria.com; New York Panettone Festival, Dec. 9-12, 16-19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free, the Piazza at Hunterâ€™s Point South Park, 5241 Center Boulevard (Borden Avenue), Long Island City, Queens, panettonenewyork.com.