Catania delicious city
Let me describe the delicious delicacies which accompanied me during my trip to Catania, just before Christmas.
by Donatella Cinelli Colombini
So, “let’s tuck in”! So many good things!
Ristorante “La Siciliana” everything was excellent but the entree with marinated shrimps was absolutely extraordinary in intensity and equilibrium of tastes. Hotel Sheraton, the chef is the owner’s husband, and he creates new recipes starting from tradition: his is the new savoury version of filled panini filled. They are called Iris and are
mini milk rolls filled with cheese and fried. Extraordinary.
Ricciola all’acqua pazza from the Ristorante “Alioto” a terrace which offers a beautiful view and extraordinary tastes
Strolling around the historic centre of Cataina there are just so many temptations. Every two or three shops is a patisserie, or a shop selling savoury delicacies: arancini, pizzette, fruit ice creams, almonds and pistachios, cannoli, babà … and the croccanti (sugar and almond rock) just baked, the candied fruits…………To complete the gastronomic tour my
husband and I met a couple of old friends Giacomo and Enza Banov who took us for lunch back at their villa, at the base of Mount Etna and they prepared on an aromatized grill a fish weighing more than 3 kilos.
We set off for home with our case filled with an enormous jar of pistachios, a pack of 15 croccanti with pistachios and honey, just in case we were hungry during the journey!
It comes natural to ask why does Catania
never appear among the gastronomic destinations? It surely has enough to offer, and deserves to be visited.