If we were in Sicily… We would have started today with two breakfasts. The one with toast, eggs, and fresh fruit at your inn (On second thought, skip that one!), and then with this one, my favorite cannolo in the world coupled with your preferred coffee drink (Un caffè macchiato, perfavore.). This cannolo is like eating a sweet cloud with the most beautiful pastry shell! The bubbles are stupefying. Warning: Pace yourself because we’re going to eat a lot today! (Yes, this post is a collective daydream.)
In a palazzo in Trapani center, you’ll learn to cook some of Sicily’s most definitive dishes: seafood couscous, fresh busiate pasta with pesto Trapanese, and more–yes, more! Sweet cassatelle (OMG)–all during a chef-lead, hands-on experience. That’s lunch. Once we roll out of town, you’ll walk along the world-renowned salt flats, and later, have freetime to stroll through Castellammare del Golfo along its picturesque marina and Corso Garibaldi where there are charming boutiques.
Then, before sunset, we get into the wine-making process in the hills of Alcamo, where right now they are in the midst of the Vendemmia (grape harvest). Yes, you see the maceration of the grapes and more, upclose, in real time before we delight in a pairing dinner in the cantina, where, before we say goodbye to our hosts Valentina and Giuseppe, you personally bottle the wine of your choice to take home (Insolia, for me, please.).
Wow! What an awesome day! Sleep well.