Di Costanzo loves tradition. He loves simple ingredients. He loves his childhood memories. Ask any Neapolitan child of a classic dish prepared by their mother or grandmother and I can bet that minestra maritata is high on the list.
Minestra maritata - or wedding soup is a typical dish prepared in Campania which marries meat and vegetables in a time consuming, yet labor of love. It prepared just right, it not only produces an amazing broth, it also produces amazing flavors and and of course, memories.
I believe that is exactly what Chef Di Costanzo had in mind when he decided to serve up his take on a classic dish prepared in his family for generations.
Di Costanzo decided to substitute shrimp, rabbit ( a staple in Ischia) and escarole in place of the classic ingredients such as beef, pork and chicken.
Di Costano presented his version on a copper plate, ingredients wrapped in thin pasta or standing alone. Standing alone waiting to be tasted alongside instructions given by the Dani Maison waiting staff to sip a bit of chicken broth.
A sip...no spoon provided. Bellissimo!