Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Snapshot of the Day - A Summer Serenade - Gianfranco Iervolino (Na)

A cool summer evening in Vico Equense (Na).  Michelin star restaurant L'Accanto located in  5 star Grand Hotel Angiolieri.  My host?  Chef Vincenzo Guarino who   invited pizza maker Gianfranco Iervolino to  present several of his gourmet pizzas and serve them to an intimate crowd on the terrace and in the  garden with a breathtaking view of the coast.  Iervolino, recognized this year with Gambero Rosso's prestigious Tre Spicchi as well as one of his specialties voted Pizza of the Year, shared three specialties for an intimate pizza loving crowd.  His margherita, his pizza napoletano, and one that blew me away - his pizza with a velvety zucchini sauce, provola cheese from Agerola, shrimp, and Sfusato lemons from Amalfi.
I took my time with this slice, enjoying the blend of ingredients as well as the beer selected to go with it, Syrentum, Birrificio Sorrento.
Iervolino left the pizza oven and got out his chittara.  You see, Iervolino is also known for his love of Neapolitan music.
 Our dessert was paired with a beautiful serenade of classics performed by Iervolino and his amico da sempre, Paquale Panico.


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