Food of the Magic Kingdom (Amalfi Coast)

Ravello at Villa Cimbrone

Ravello at Villa Cimbrone

One of the ladies that came on the trip to Italy – Bonnie — said she felt like she had visited a magic kingdom. I’d been to the area lots of times but it is ALWAYS a surprise to the eyes. Wherever you turn you are stunned with beauty. It is indeed MAGICAL.

entering Capri by boat

entering Capri by boat

And then there’s the food. The sparkling sustenance you devour while your head reels with splendor. No wonder tourists descend. Everyone wants a piece of it. I try to soak up many eyefuls, palate delights, secrets and memories as possible. Then when I get home I use it as soul fuel for at least 6 months (until it runs out).

Here are some of the stand-out dishes from this trip. Starting with my all time fav and the first thing I ordered:

spaghetti vongole- my FAV

spaghetti alle vongole- my FAV

 

And this tastes even BETTER than it looks…

Risotto pesce

Risotto pesce

 

…just KNOCKOUT…!

Fried calamari & shrimp

Fried calamari & shrimp

 

We cooked this in our Ravello cooking class at Villa Maria…

sea bream in acqua pazza

sea bream in acqua pazza

 

An appetizer elevated to the gorgeous-ness of the local ingredients…

prosciutto and melon

prosciutto and melon

 

Here are 2 desserts particularly Napolitani!

pastaciotto

pastaciotto

Sfogliatelle

Sfogliatelle

 

Every morning you must have….

un cafe and un cornetto

un cappuccino and un cornetto

3 thoughts on “Food of the Magic Kingdom (Amalfi Coast)

  1. The Amalfi Coast is easy to remember and hard to forget. With those dishes that you had, I think you just made it impossible to forget.

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