Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Lunch at Ristorante Belvedere, Chef Ciro Longobardi, Hotel Tramontano, Sorrento (Na)


Sorrento.  One of Campania's not to miss tourist spots.  A visit to Italy must include a visit to this city by the sea.  And why not?  It is certainly tourist friendly.  A walk around the streets and alleyways with their bilingual signs outside and their tourist friendly operating hours guarantee that every tourist can feel at home away from home.
So when I checked into Hotel Tramontano, one of Sorrento's most historical hotels, I was curious how this hotel - complete with a breathtaking view of the sea and Mt Vesuvius, would welcome me and others in search of an amazing dining experience.
Let's begin with lunch at the hotel's  Ristorante Belvedere.   Here Chef Ciro Longobardi has been at the helmsfor  three seasons. Let's take a look...

Aperitivo.....  
After a glass of falanghina 2105 from Villa Raiano  we got to work.


Fresh scampi sauteed on a sea rock with fresh fruit.

Fried anchovy and vegetables

Antipasto....



Sauteed squid and creamy fava bean
First Course....


Spaghetti, clams, tomatoes, and asparagus
Second Course....




Red mullet, creamy fennel, black olives, and tomato confit
Dessert...

Ice cream and cake!!

Pistachio ice cream and creamy molten chocolate cake 




And with a lunch like this,  just needed a quick nap before dinner!  Stay tuned!

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