Sunday, August 7, 2016

Welcome to Ravello, Welcome to Rossellinis - Chef Michele Deleo, Rossellinis Restaurant, Ravello (Sa)


It was hard for me to ignore the excitement upon my arrival in Ravello, a tiny treasure chest that sits high above the Amalfi Coast.  I took a leisurely stroll through the clean centro storico with its bars, shops, and gardens before I arrived at my destination – Via San Giovanni del Toro 28.  Home to the 5 star Luxery hotel Palazzo Avino, but more specifically, home to the Michelin starred restaurant Rossellinis.

The heat and humidity of the day was soon forgotten as I looked out over the restaurant’s terrace which features a comfortable breeze and  a jaw dropping panorama of the Amalfi Coast.  Forgotten as I sipped on a glass of champagne,  glanced over the menu and soon served Chef Michele Deleo’s benvenuto. The chef’s welcome to Ravello/welcome to Rossellinis.  Twelve powerful packages of flavor, technique, and creativity designed to invite the diner to relax and enjoy what was about to become an incredible gastronomical experience. An invitation served on a custom made wooden tray with stainless steel utensils all designed by the chef himself. 

I gladly accepted his invitation!

Let's take a closer look...

Sea snail with arugula on top of  a fresh citrus gel …



Creamed salt cod, potatoes, and a parsley foam…



Green apple granita and caper powder…



Fried foccaccina with Mangalica pork lard, figs, and fior di latte snowflakes



Red turnips (in osmosis), paprika and smoked herring…



Ballottine of lobster, goat cheese and ginger…



Watermelon, tomatoes confit and sea bass carpaccio…



A craft beer and ginger cocktail alongside a mini tuna burger...




Chicken liver macaron…



Tartlet with butter and Cantabrian anchovies…


Bloody Mary in a mini tomato...



And ecco...
Benvenuta a Ravello, benvenuta a Rossellinis!

Thanks, chef!  I think I'll stick around for awhile




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