The typical flavours of Sicily have a thousand facets, from desserts to ricotta and candied fruit, to first and second courses, where the flavours of the sea and those of the mountains alternate. How can we forget the excellence of local wines? They are the perfect accompaniment to typical Sicilian dishes and this special union ensures a unique taste experience.
So let’s discover 5 taste experiences to live during a holiday in Sicily, to enjoy the best of Sicilian cuisine.
Exclusive atmosphere, attention to detail and impeccable service, make the restaurant Il Normanno the temple of taste in Cefalù.
The flavours of the sea are interpreted with elegance and even the most refined palates will appreciate the typical pasta with sardines or spaghetti with clams. Those who prefer the flavors of the mountains should let themselves be delighted by the aubergine dome, perhaps accompanied by an excellent local wine. The restaurant welcomes its guests with warmth and professionalism and is open both for lunch and dinner.
The typical Sicilian biscuits always make a breach in the hearts of visitors, thanks to the fact that the recipes are handed down from generation to generation and the ingredients are the most genuine.
Those who only want the best, at the Mocciaro biscuit factory will find fragrant biscuits ideal for breakfast, tea pastries and delicacies with chocolate or almonds.
The Sicilian sweets are not only good, but also beautiful to see, as the colorful fruit martorana, a typical dessert made of almond paste and shaped like prickly pears or other typical Sicilian fruits.
The wine shop La Trinacria is a paradise for lovers of excellent food and wine, because you can buy only the best wines of the area, such as Nero d’Avola, or the typical Sicilian bitters, such as the bitter Florio.
Choose whether to rely on your personal taste through wine tastings, always available in the wine shop, or let yourself be guided by the hosts. Those who are not satisfied and would like a special tasting, can book it and thus ensure the opinion of expert sommeliers.
The journey through the best typical Sicilian dishes would not be complete without tasting an excellent ice cream.
The L’Angolo delle Dolcezze ice-cream parlour uses only the highest quality, zero kilometre raw materials. Among the typical flavors of Sicilian ice cream, pistachio is the most popular, perhaps accompanied by the traditional brioche.
Those who really don’t know what to choose can look for inspiration in the elegant kiosk next to the ice-cream parlour: it is a small exhibition room where the most spectacular products are presented, such as cakes or almond pastes decorated with the symbols of Sicily.
The traditional Sicilian cuisine is also made of cold cuts and cheeses and the best opportunity to enjoy them is to enjoy an aperitif in a typical place like Tentazioni Mediterranee.
There are excellent cutting boards where the best cheeses of this land are served, such as fresh or baked ricotta and the tasty caciocavallo. Among the cold cuts, the flavour of the Nebrodi salami stands out, a true Sicilian excellence.
The exclusive resort of Cefalù, which will welcome its first guests in 2018, is the ideal setting for an authentic and refined experience in Sicily. It will be possible to make reservations as early as November 4, so you can be one of the first to stay in the elegant structure.
Inside the Resort, in the Palazzo Gourmet Lounge restaurant, you can live an unforgettable gourmet experience, thanks to the delicacy of star chef Andrea Berton.
With a long experience in the best restaurants in the world, the chef will revisit in a modern way the Sicilian cuisine, offering a summer menu and a winter menu, both consisting of two entrée, two main dishes and two desserts.
For the restaurant La Riva Beach chef Berton has created an exclusive Prestige Menu, to be enjoyed in the wonderful setting of the bay of Cefalù.
Among the many activities, guests can learn more about the Sicilian culture through personalized and unique excursions. Alone or in groups, you can take part in exclusive tours that will accompany the discovery of photographic exhibitions, film screenings and live music events.
Start thinking now about what dish you would like to taste, and dream of your holiday in Sicily.