Monday, May 2, 2016

1, 2 Fantastic Firsts, Chef Vincenzo Piacente, Ristorante Gio' Ponte, Sorrento (Na)

Back to Sorrento-back for another visit with Chef Vincenzo Piacente, the Executive Chef at Hotel Parco dei Principi. 24 hours before beach season...but not too early to enjoy the sun from the terrace of Ristorante Gio' Ponti. And definitely just in time to try the chef's new dishes for the spring 2016 season.

Piacente is from Gragnano- the city of pasta - so it was no surprise to see candele pasta, broken by hand on the menu.  Refreshing to see this forte pasta with a delicate sauce instead of the usual ragu'.The chef served his candele pasta with fennel and mantis shrimp.

And to keep the lunch a light one, the chef prepared a homemade ravioli stuffed with burrata cheese and ricotta cheese.  He then added sweet spring peas and powdered baked ham/prosciutto crudo.


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