Time for AIS Napoli's annual summer get together starring spumante and champagne. This year the organizers wanted to do something big...something huge. So last Monday evening we all headed to Nabilah, a beautiful lido in Bacoli (Na) just in time for a spectacular sunset. A cool breeze from the sea greeted me as I greeted friends, many who I haven't seen in ages. We talked about the past year, plans for the summer and beyond.
Spumante? Plenty of it and we were not disappointed. And what better way to celebrate summer than by sipping your favorite bubbly on the beach?
|pasta and beans with mussels - chef marianna vitale - SUD ristorante, quarto (na)|
|lamb tartar sandwich with mayonnaise - chef mirko balzano - villa assunta, mirabella eclano (av)|
|raw shrimp and calamari with toasted almonds on a bed of kataifi pasta - chef antonio molfetta - nabilah, bacoli(na)|
|cod and potato tartar with tomatoes and a wheat wafer - chef frank rizzuti -frankrizzuti cucina del sud, potenza (pz)|
|fried red mullet - chef nicola fossaceca - ristorante il metro, san salvo (ch)|
|white chocolate mousse, blue goat cheese, centrifuged green beans and fried capers - chef marianna vitale|
|macaron with anchovy butter - chef frank rizzuti|
Live music...on the beach. DJs...on the beach...
And after all that, way better way to celebrate that extra something special that I had been working hard for the past two years...I received my sommelier diploma...