NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s something special on the menu this year at the Feast of San Gennaro, New York City’s longest-running and most revered religious outdoor festival in the country.
A new delicacy that takes an Italian twist on the popular cronut is sure to be a hit at the 87th annual festival.
“We made a croissant doughnut hybrid and being an Italian baker for the last 40 years I said, ‘What goes better than a cannoli?’” Joe Floriano, owner of Enrico’s bakeries in Westchester and the Bronx, told 1010 WINS.
The Cannoli Kronie is loaded with cannoli cream and topped with orange, pistachio and a red cherry.
“It’s flaky like a croissant and it’s dense like a doughnut,” Floriano said. “It’s like nothing else you’ve ever had before.”
The Cannoli Kronie, along with other flavors such as Maple Bacon and Salted Caramel, will be sold at a booth which will be located on Mulberry Street between Kenmare and Spring streets.
The Cannoli Kronie sells for $6; other flavors cost $5.
The Feast of San Gennaro kicks off Thursday afternoon in Little Italy with the 12th Annual Cannoli Eating Competition.
It will run through Sept. 22.
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Source: CBS local New York