La Darbia blog

Antonino Cannavacciuolo

Mon, 5 May 2014
Antonino Cannavacciuolo
Though there is no restaurant on our complex itself we must draw your attention to the fact that our area boasts a wide choice of places reputed for their excellent cuisine. There is a concentration of starred restaurants within just a few kilometres of La Darbia, beyond comparison with other region..

Though there is no restaurant on our complex itself we must draw your attention to the fact that our area boasts a wide choice of places reputed for their excellent cuisine. There is a concentration of starred restaurants within just a few kilometres of La Darbia, beyond comparison with other region in our peninsula.

However, food critics and the most renowned of guides in the sector have paid tribute to one name in particular: VILLA CRESPI in Orta San Giulio.

Set in the interior of a luxurious villa, built in 1879 in Moorish style by a wealthy cotton merchant, the Relais & Chateaux Villa Crespi is famous for its pluri awarded, two Michelin star restaurant managed by Antonino Cannavacciuolo and his wife Cinzia Primatesta.

Chef Cannavacciuolo, a native of the Sorrento Peninsula, worked hard behind the scenes before his superb cuisine, characterised by a fusion of past and present, southern and northern flavours, began to win international acclaim.

A real artist who skilfully juggles the products of his beloved Neapolitan territory, integrating and combining them with those from Piedmont, dearly loved region and his wife's native soil.

All this is added to his tireless research and determination to surprise and delight guests with colours, combinations and flavours.

It is virtually impossible to describe the work of a great chef using words alone and since, at least for the moment, neither Google nor Apple have the tools to transmit flavour and aroma, all you can do right now is savour the photo of this dish:
liquidized curly kale salad, buffalo stracciatella , prawn, breadcrumbs, anchovies.


...il Mediterraneo,
in visita al lago,
s'innamorò delle Alpi e
decise di portar
loro in dote
i suoi preziosi sapori...
(Chef Antonino Cannavacciuolo)

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