October has become on of my favorite months of the year. Though the days are getting noticeably shorter, the Campania sunshine still shines bright inviting Saturday stellato lovers like me to hit the road for a min roadtrip combined with a long leisurely lunch. I chose La Torre del Saracino in Seiano to celebrate the beginning of a marvelous month.
It has been about 10 months since I sat down in the watchtower, which the perfect spot for an aperitif or six, a glass of champagne, and a chance to look over Chef Gennaro Esposito's 2 Michelin starred menu.
Here's a look at the treats brought out to help me relax...
Red bell pepper ice cream, Cetara anchovy sauce, lemon and red chili pepper pesto, and pistachios.
Creamy potatoes with flying squid.
Red beet and zucchini salad.
Beef tartar and porcini mushroom sandwich.
Steamed sandwich bun filled with rabbit alla ischitana and escarole.
After an aperitif, I was led to the dining room where I placed my order and sat down to continue my relaxing afternoon. Starting with a glass of Ribolla Giallo Vinnae vintage 2015.
Followed by some amazing appetizers - such as this marinated redfish acquapazza.
A lightly smoked palamita tuna, nduja, and creamy Aegerola tarallo.
Another glass of wine - this time a Reisling, Nik Weis.
Blanched prawn with buckwheat, horseradish, and mandarin.
Before I could bite into this appetizer, a celery soup was carefully poured on top. That colorful soup complemented this lightly smoked scallop, creamy Controne beans, and black garlic.
A super soup made with olives from Nocellara and almonds, a fennel puree and silver scabbardfish 80s style.
And this was just the beginning...