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Le Cesarine

The summer "Grand Tour" of Sicilian flavors

Alcamo / Sicilia

La Cesarina

Angela’s house is in the well-known De Ballis Palace, a splendid historic monument in the city of Alcamo with a peculiar tower. In this picturesque setting, we meet our Cesarina: Angela proposes a Taste Experience which is both a handing down of family knowledge and a trip back into Sicilian culinary traditions.

The 'crossroads' of the Mediterranean, Sicily boasts of a culinary tradition rich in fusions and influences that continue to live in its typical regional dishes. Angela shows us the gestures and rituals of her culinary knowledge with a desire to share the precious patrimony of the typical recipes of the Trapani area and relive the memories of her childhood.

The secret of the Cesarina
I obtain a precious extra virgin oil from the green and black olives of our olive trees.


  • Eggplant caponata and vastedda
  • Bucatini with Trapani-style pesto
  • “In carpione” soused sardines with glazed onions
  • Harvester’s salad
  • Seasonal fruit
  • Biancomangiare almond milk pudding

Refined selection of local wines


Angela's Taste Experience is a homage to the Sicilian gastronomic tradition. We start with the intense flavors of eggplant Caponata and Vastedda, a typical sheep’s milk cheese, accompanied by traditional durum wheat bread topped with sesame seeds. As a first course,  the Cesarina brings bucatini pasta with Trapani-style pesto to the table, with a condiment with a base of fresh tomato and basil, enriched with almonds and Sicilian Pecorino cheese.

The second course follows: tasty “in carpione” soused sardines (marinated in wine and vinegar), fried with glazed onions and accompanied by harvester’s salad, a typical dish of the Alcamo area, which puts grapes together with tomatoes, onions, anchovies and olives.

For a sweet finish, we have seasonal fruit and Biancomangiare, a typical pudding based on milk, shavings of chocolate or zuccata pumpkin marmalade, scattered with pistachios.


  • Participate in dishes preparation

  • Vegetarian option


Our customers says

"This was one our best experiences in Bologna. Our hosts, Gianni and Lorenza, were a well travelled and interesting couple about similar ages to ourselves. They also spoke perfect English, having lived in Canada for many years. Gianni taught us how to make tortellini from scratch which we ate with our meal. Gianni is a fine and the rest of the meal was excellent. Their place is an apartment in a medieval Palazzo which was well worth seeing on its own. We really enjoyed it."

J. Bliss

"Our dinner with Angela was the best experience of our visit to Rome. The food was delicious, and it was delightful to talk with Angela and her Mother about food, life in Rome, work, and the state of the world in general. This experience would have been impossible for us without Le Cesarine."

D. White

"We had a wonderfull lunch time with Tania (30 minutes outside from Bologna). She was an excellent host and very charming. We enjoyed her traditional courses (antipasti,strozzapretti con salsiccia, brasato al limone) very much and could highly recommend her. The atmosphere was very relaxed and it was easy to drive to her. We would come again."

J. Hüsser