Friday, May 27, 2016

Spring Veggies on a Plate, Chef Ernesto Iaccarino, Don Alfonso 1890, Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi (Na)


And when this dish was placed in front of me- this dish of spring veggies , it was hard not to get a little excited.  Excited?  Me? About vegetables?  Sure, why not?



Location: Don Alfonso 1890, the 2 Star Michelin hotel tucked away in the sleepy town  of Sant'Agata Sui Due Golfi - twenty minutes or so from Sorrento.

My server began to describe the plate and instantly my mind flashed memories of the several opportunities that I have shared  with the Iaccarino family over the years.  

This amazing appetizer, first introduced last spring, is chocked full of colors, flavors and vegetable goodness from the family farm located in Punta Campanella.  




Carrots, broccoli, artichokes, fennel, cauliflower-all cooked slowly at a low temperature.  Beets presented as a gelatin -   which served as the base of the dish- and also a crunchy croccante chip. 







Let's not forget the marinated onions! Oh...and last but not least-horseradish ice cream.

Amazing.

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