Live from Sicily! Myths & Mysteries of Sicily: As Above/So Below | Day 5. Moving across the island, we enjoyed lunch in a family-run tratorria, were amazed by the mosaics in the Villa Romana del Casale, and ended the day with music and dancing with the waves of the Mediterranean roaring in the distance.
Like Family at Norma
I enjoyed another fantastic dinner at NORMA Gastronomia Siciliana in New York City this evening. My partner in crime was Niki Masino of Gelsomino Imports (When looking for Modica chocolate, see GelsominoImports.com!). Our host, owner Salvatore Frateriggo, treated us like family. I look forward to the next time!
Norma in New York
Tonight I had an opportunity to to enjoy Norma Gastronomia Siciliana in New York City… Another of now, a few, Sicilian focused restaurants in La Grande Mela (The Big Apple). I ate spaghetti al “Rais, ” which is spaghetti alla chitarra Setara (a brand of durum wheat pasta from Naples) with fresh tuna, mint, cherry…
A Virtuosic Son
You may know “Pasta alla Norma,” which is a pasta dish with eggplant, salted ricotta, and tomato sauce from the Sicilian province of Catania. What you may not know, is that it’s named for the opera “Norma” by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) who was born in Catania. Bellini left Sicily at 18 to study at the…