In Italy, Easter is filled with festivities, where friends and family come together to celebrate. At Eataly we have all the ingredients needed for the perfect Festa di Pasqua, from Easter eggs and hampers to colomba cakes and tender lamb with the perfect pairing of Italian wine.
We know lamb is a staple to any Easter lunch and our butchers have got you sorted with prime cuts of tender lamb, that is ethically farmed and sustainably sourced. Accompany it with spring vegetables from our market, like wild artichokes, mushrooms, and asparagus. For antipasti, try our selection of salumi e formaggi, traditional taralli and fresh breads.
A good bottle of wine is the secret ingredient to a successful meal. With over 2,000 Italian labels to choose from, find the perfect pairing for your Easter lunch with the help of our experts an Il Vino. We have a selection of red, white, sparkling orange and organic wines from all the regions of Italy, for those you want something different, we even have a range of craft Italian beers and spirits.
Every year, we eagerly anticipate the return of la colomba di Pasqua, or the “Easter dove.” In Italy, this artisanal cake is a sweet sign of spring. Easter’s counterpart to the Christmas panettone and pandoro, the rich and fluffy colomba is traditionally made with high-quality flour, farm-fresh eggs, sugar, butter, and natural yeast. After rising for at least 30 hours, the dough is then baked into the iconic dove shape and finally topped with pearl sugar and almonds. Find out more about the traditional cake here.
When it comes to the art of chocolate, Italians certainly know what they’re doing. At Eataly, we have a selection of Easter eggs made by artisanal chocolatiers, using high quality ingredients and local flavours. From delicious hazelnut chocolate by Venchi or traditional Baci and crushed pistachio eggs from Golosi di salute, find our selection of Easter chocolates here.
Italians are experts at entertaining for special events like Easter. The secret? Quality ingredients! Learn from the best with our hampers including a selection of sweet and savoury specialties hailing from our favourite regional producers, including the iconic Easter cake, colomba. Find our selection online here.