Finding this little remote village of Galati Mamertino located the Sicilian mountainside between Palermo and Taormina and being treated to dinner and breakfast by the Mama, Aunts, cousins and extended family of the people behind the famous Il Pastio restaurant in Beverly Hills was a highlight among many in this journey. Nino’s (a friend from Il Pastio) sister Nancy stopped her weekend plans and spent the evening hosting us.The generous hospitality of these folks, their love for preparing the most delicious food, the way they share this food with gusto and laughter, the instantly fresh ingredients all raised locally and their welcoming warmth…..defines the Italian culture. Fresh porcini mushrooms gathered in the woods around us were sautéed in olive oil and then topped with toasted pistachio nuts…..DELIZIOSO !
Belvedere Bed & Breakfast
di Rosetta Baglio Rivetti
Largo Alloro, 9
Trattoria “La Bettola” – order whatever they recommendvia Cavour, 159
G-Bar – look for adorable bartender Gaitano
Piazza S. Giacomo