Caffè Panna Marries Rome’s Gelato Culture With America’s Mix-in Mania

Sep 06, 2019 293

If you happen to be in Gramercy and find yourself craving ice cream or coffee, you could always dart into Danny Meyer’s Daily Provisions, or his Maialino, or head a couple blocks north to his Caffe Marchio. It would seem that the restaurateur was attempting to corner the market in caffeine and frozen dairy.

But Meyer is about to get some very friendly competition: His 26-year-old daughter Hallie is opening her own, unaffiliated café-bar-gelateria in the very same neck of the woods. The younger Meyer, who has cooked and worked in food-related ventures for much of her life, has apparently inherited the hospitality gene. “I always wanted to open an ice-cream shop,” says Hallie. “I thought it was going to be in my old age or something—Oh, I’ll just do that when I’ve done the real thing. But then I was like, This is the real thing, actually.

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