Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

This San Antonio Restaurant Is Making Nutella-Filled Rosca De Reyes 

click to enlarge JESSICA ELIZARRARAS
  • Jessica Elizarraras

As Stone Oak's Marioli prepares to turn 10 this year, chef-owner Mariana Oliver is honing in on authentic Mexican fare and adding a twist to the traditional rosca de reyes.

Enjoyed on January 5 leading into the 6 to celebrate Epiphany (when the Magi reached 8-ounce, 6-pound Baby Jesus), the roscon or rosca de reyes is akin to King's Cake eaten through Mardi Gras. For Mexicans and Mexican Americans, the tradition involves stuffing a plastic Jesus figurine into the brioche and decorating it with colorful toppings as you would a crown. Whoever gets the baby Jesus is tasked with throwing a tamalada on February 2 during the Feast of Our Lady of Candelaria.

"The fruits represent the jewels," said Oliver who decorates her roscas with almond paste, peach slices, Maraschino cherries and pecans.

At Marioli, the shop known for it's baked goods, Mexican entrees and tacos al pastor, the roscas are available in plain ($25) and Nutella varieties ($30). Roscas are available on a first come, first served basis through January 6.

18730 Tuscany Stone, (210) 496-1111.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation