Sicily – Cefalú
Have you ever been to Sicily? The island is famous for its translucent turquoise sea, fresh fish and citrus fruits. Cortilepepe is a Michelin-starred restaurant in the heart of the old town of Cefalú, 70 km from Palermo.
Close to the Arab-Norman cathedral, this Michelin-starred restaurant elegantly reinterprets and modernises classic Sicilian dishes. Run by a young couple, the place is utterly charming, in their image. A natural stone building with a pretty outdoor courtyard adorned with palm trees and pretty flowers. Inside, the décor is simple but elegant, with white tablecloths and candles.
We discover a six-course menu featuring amuse-bouches, “crudo di pescato” in “caponata“, a typically Sicilian dish based on eggplant, celery and pine nuts, followed by grilled shrimp, tuna and fresh pasta with beans, lemon and mussels.
Then comes the fish of the day with tomato soup and grilled eggplant.
Finally, a lemony dessert with lemon marmalade, lemon sorbet and almonds. The icing on the cake? Small local pastries are served with the coffee. You’ll also discover a four-course menu and a vegetarian menu. Drinks are also carefully selected: sparkling wine or local varietals delight everyone.
Via Nicola Botta, 15, Cefalù, Sicile (Italie)
Flora di Carlo