It began as an idea in the back of Elisa Balzano's mind. Balzano of Grand Hotel Angiolieri, a breathtaking 5 star restaurant in Vico Equense (Na), and lover of Spanish cuisine wanted to host a Spanish chef in the hotel. One who could team up with Executive Chef Vincenzo Guarino of the hotel's Michelin star restaurant L'Accanto and combine his Spanish specialties with Guarino's take on Campania cuisine. A little research and she found Spanish Chef Carlos Peña of Milagros Paella Gastrobar in Naples.
|Chefs Pena and Guarino|
Insieme por una Noche was born...
An evening which promised to be hot, piccante, and caliente. An evening full of food music, wine and sangria as these top chefs presented their menus to an eager crowd on a steamy Saturday night. L'Accanto's stunning terrace with its remarkable view was the setting of this meeting between the two cultures.
|scallop pearl on a pumpkin/orange cream sauce|
|octopus with sweet/sour pimenton spices topped with warm potato mousseChef Peña|
all paired with a glass of sangria....
|grilled baby vegetables with iberian prosciutto and romesco sauce... |
Then it was time for
|risotto with basil pesto, baby eggplant, mozzarella di bufala mousse and red shrimp|
|suquet of monkfish with razor clams and mussels in a seafood broth with saffron and dried fruit|
|watermelon and lemon sorbet on a cantaloupe melon gelee|
|transparent banana spilt|
Pastry Chef Christian Izzo