Annamaria begins her Taste Experience with delicious eggplant meatballs, proudly adding her region's staple vegetable with delicious results. As per ancient local culinary tradition, she then serves 'vermicelli ai frutti di mare', or seafood vermicelli, which combines fine pasta with the wealth of the Tyrrhenian Sea: mussels, clams, cuttlefish, squid and prawns, together with tomato, parsley and a clove of garlic.
From the sea in front of her own home, our Cesarina also “catches” sea bass, prepared with so-called “sea water”, meaning that the fish is cooked 'straight out of the sea', since Annamaria buys it fresh from the noisy stalls of the local fish market. This simple dish is infused with layers of flavour. The side dish of potatoes is given a delicious citrus kick with one of the Amalfi Coast's most famous products, the "sfusato amalfitano" lemon, which is absolutely perfect with fish.
Luckily, Annamaria opts for lemon in her dessert, too, with an irresistably moist syrup sponge with a lemon glaze.