Delicous Weekends: Early autumn visit at Don Alfonso's


Something not to be missed by anyone interested in the food heritage of the Coast: A visit to the Tenuta Agricola Le Peracciole at Don Alfonso's famous restaurant, perched high above the coast at Sant'Agata sui due Golfi. Yes, it is famous, it is expensive, but it is worth it, enjoying a relaxing day and learning more about about the importance of quality of the ingredients when you cook. 
View from Don Alfonso's tenuta agricola towards Capri
Due Golfi means that from here, you have a marvelous view towards both the Gulf of Naples and the Gulf of Salerno, and from Don Alfonso's orchards, olive groves and vegetable gardens, you get a marvelous view towards Capri. But you can see all this in the following link as today, RAI 3 Telegiornale Campania brought a four-minutes report in their Rubrica "Antichi Sapori". Here is the link to the TG3 Campania, at min 14:00 starts the service on Don Alfonso's.

You can watch how the first olives are being harvested and enjoy the panorama towards Punta Campanella and Capri. You learn that their honey is made from chestnud buds, corbezzolo (strawberry tree) and rosa canina; you can see Don Alfonso's wife showing freshly picked San Marzano tomatoes; you meet their calf "Sabatino"; and finally you can see the kitchen and a wonderful plate of the typical fusion kitchen here, la cucina maritata terra e mare, meaning that dishes combine ingredients both from the sea and the land/mountains. They present an inviting plate of Spaghetti alle vongole e zucchine, in their famous scuola di cucina e ricerca. And of course, their books, which you can find in this blog in the side columns, along with other information on Don Alfonso's. And - finally here is a link to a website containing some recipes of Don Alfonso's - sofisticated yet traditional and conveying the respect for the traditional ingredients so bountiful on the coast.
Rosa canina waiting for the bees to produce their excellent  honey at the bee hives at Tenuta Le Peracciole

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