A free bombolone festival is coming to NYC

NYC’s First-Ever Bombolone Festival: A Sweet Celebration of Italian Doughnuts

New York City is no stranger to culinary celebrations, from the annual Smorgasburg food festival to the countless neighborhood food fairs. But the city is about to get its first-ever bombolone festival, a sweet celebration of the Italian doughnut that’s sure to tantalize taste buds and satisfy cravings.

assortment of bomboloni, Italian donuts, filled with various fillings

What are Bomboloni?

Bomboloni are fluffy, airy Italian donuts that are traditionally filled with custard, chocolate, or marmalade. They’re similar to zeppole and doughnut holes, but with a more delicate texture and a slightly sweeter flavor. The name “bomboloni” is thought to come from the Italian word for “bomb,” as they are said to be light as air and melt in your mouth like a delicious explosion.

bombolone being made, with dough being filled with custard and chocolate

The Festival: A Sweet Extravaganza

The inaugural NYC Bombolone Festival is set to take place from February 6 to 9, 2024, at the Unregular Bakery’s brick-and-mortar shop at 124 4th Avenue by 13th Street. The festival will be a four-day celebration of all things bomboloni, featuring a variety of creative creations from professional and up-and-coming chefs from around the country.

Attendees will have the opportunity to sample a wide array of bomboloni fillings, from classic favorites like custard and chocolate to more adventurous options like Nutella, pistachio, and even savory fillings like cheese and bacon. There will also be live music, demonstrations, and other fun activities to keep visitors entertained throughout the festival.

A Sweet Treat for All

Whether you’re a seasoned bomboloni aficionado or a curious newcomer to these delectable treats, the NYC Bombolone Festival is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. With its diverse selection of bomboloni creations, lively atmosphere, and free admission, this festival is a must-attend for anyone who loves delicious food and unforgettable experiences.

How to Get Involved

If you’re a chef or pastry chef with a passion for bomboloni, you’re invited to apply to be a contestant in the festival’s four-day bomboloni-making competition. Applications are open now through December 15, 2023. Selected contestants will have the opportunity to showcase their culinary skills and compete for the coveted title of “NYC’s Best Bomboloni.”

Additional Information

  • The festival is free to attend, but you’ll need to reserve your spot in advance to ensure entry.
  • The festival will be held at the Unregular Bakery’s brick-and-mortar shop at 124 4th Avenue by 13th Street.
  • The festival will be open from 11am to 5pm each day.

So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and prepare to indulge in a sweet celebration of Italian doughnuts at NYC’s first-ever Bombolone Festival. We hope to see you there!

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