The starter that kicks off this Taste Experience sums up classic Sicilian flavour combinations - an orange and anchovy salad, which unites the classic flavours of citrus fruits and the sea, enriched by celery hearts and spices.
Next comes a much-loved classic of local cuisine; our Cesarina couple serves up a timbale of capellini (very thin pasta, which literally translates as “little hairs”), a family recipe passed down through the generations, which is usually prepared on special occasions. Depending on the season, Antonio and Flavia propose two types of ‘involtini’, or roulades. In Summer, swordfish roulades, and in Winter, exquisite “Messina-style” meat roulades, topped with breadcrumbs and cheese. As a side dish, a combination that is both delicious and original - courgettes in honey.
Finally, the pride of the local area - Bronte pistachios. The West coast of Sicily is renowned for its pistacchio production, due to its rich volcanic soil. Antonio and Flavia prepare an elegant and delicate pistacchio cake to showcase this fine ingredient.