Flavia's taste experience is all about balancing sweet and salty flavours, starting off with a delicious Pecorino cheese ice-cream. The sharp flavour of the Pecorino contrasts with the sweetness of the cream, which is topped with a drizzle of Abruzzo honey, a scattering of salted 'ferratelle' (crunchy wafer biscuits) and fried chickpeas.
As a first course, our Cesarina serves 'rintrocili' with 'bastardoni' cream. Traditional strips of fresh pasta are set off by the sweet local peppers. To follow, a great classic of abruzzese cuisine: 'pizza scima', an unleavened focaccia accompanied by with 'le foje', a wild mixed salad. As a side dish, a pot of seasoned anchovies.
Last but not least, dessert: Flavia has made Ultrasquisita, “extra-delicious”, a multilayered dessert which combines sweet shortcut pastry and french meringue with ricotta cream, chocolate, cherries and cedar. This recipe is inherited from Flavia's grandmother Carmelina, who would often prepare it on feast days.