Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Appetizers on the Beach, Chef Francesco Sardegna, Ristorante Marina Grande (Sa)


In Campania, the sun rarely looks at the calendar to decide when to come out and play.  And that's a good thing for those off season tourists like me who prefer hitting the winding roads of the Amalfi coast before the heat of the summer. I chose a Saturday afternoon for my trip to Amalfi...for my lunch prepared by Chef Francesco Sardegna and his brigade at Ristorante Marina Grande

Warm sunny sunshine. Great. 
A table on the terrace overlooking the beach.  Perfect
Three amazing appetizers. Even better. 

Number One:



Sauro in poke, tarallo, puttanesca sauce. citrus yogurt and, burrata cheese





Number Two:  

Three scallops wrapped in-wait for it-bacon...and a third little bundle of fried mozzarella in carozza.  All on top of a playful rubic's cube made with zucchini and yellow bell peppers.





Number Three:  


Roasted octopus and barley salad.





Lunch on the beach???
Who say's you've got to wait for summer!!






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