Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SpectacularSummer Flashback2016, Gran Cru'...Do, Chef Nino Di Costanzo, Dani' Maison, Ischia (Na)

The Gran Cru'...Do by Chef Nino Di Costanzo.  Yes, I've written about it before (here), but you know how it is.  All it takes is just a couple of likes on social media to remind you about that spectacular summer lunch even though it was a few months back. And that's exactly what happened today.  This snapshot of Chef Nino Di Costanzo's Gran Cru'...Do, Raw Seafood Platter stirred up memories, emotions, and the desire to purchase a ferry ticket to Ischia to relive the experience one more time before Di Costanzo closes up his Dani' Maison for the winter.
Glancing at the photographs of this amazing appetizer, I was instantly transported back to my seat in the kitchen - a highly prized spot at Di Costanzo's chef's table.

I remember the light coming through the left side  window - how it danced/shone/played with the colors of the Murano glass dishes -inches thick.  I remember my server placing each dish down - patiently piece by piece. Describing each delicacy with the same spirit as if he was reciting a poem or a piece of classic literature.

It was practically impossible to keep a poker face as we bloggers are supposed to have.  So I didn't. I remember smiling for nearly three hours that day.
Beginning with that amazing appetizer at Dani' Maison.

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