Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fantastic Firsts, Chef Emilio Desiderio, Rada Restaurant, Positano (Sa)



There's a saying - good things come in threes.  That's probably one of the reasons why I enjoy a restaurant's tasting menu.  There's  usually  a chance to try three first course pasta dishes.  Like last evening in Positano (Sa).  It was my first visit to Rada Restaurant - a spectacular spot on one of the hottest beaches on the Amalfi Coast.   Rada, in the capable hands of Chef Emilio Desiderio who shared a taste of his Spring 2017 menu with me.

Beginning with this rice dish.  The chef used carnaroli rice and combined it with a light touch of flavors and color.



Beginning with lemons from the gardens of the Amalfi Coast - hand picked by the chef and his brigade.



Asparagus spears, edible silver leaves, and a spectacular view of the beach/glass of white wine all combined to make this dish a memorable experience.



Next, the chef sent out his bottoni alla nerano.


Pasta buttons stuffed with cacio e pepe/pecorino cheese and pepper.



This all served on a bed of zucchini.  Each bite produced a powerful mini-explosion of flavor!

The last of the three - served right after the sun had dipped behind the hill.


Black squid fettuccella pasta and a creamy garlic, extra virgin olive oil, chili flakes and sea urchins.



A ginger foam sat high on the top like a crown.

Fantastic!

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