The taste of the Trapani coast
‘Caldo Freddo’ ice cream
Delicacy of artisan ice cream, Caldo Freddo owes its name to the sublime mix of cold (ice cream) and hot (dark chocolate that covers the composition) ingredients. Enriched with sponge cake soaked in liqueur and whipped cream, it is usually served in a small lemmo, the terracotta container used for Trapani cous cous.
Prepared for the Christmas holidays, these small sweet doughnuts have flour and potato as their main ingredients. Of Arab origin, they should be consumed just fried, still hot, sprinkled with plenty of sugar and cinnamon. The name’s origin – which is both Arabic and Latin, meaning sponge, is emblematic, just like the soft consistency and […]
These sweet round pastries filled with custard owe their origins to the cloistered nuns of the of San Carlo and Santa Teresa convents. An integral part of a visit to Erice, they should be consumed while still hot.
Convent Pastries and Mustazzoli
Spokesman of the territory from which they originate, convent pastries are prepared with typical local ingredients (almonds, citrons, lemons, oranges, honey). Made according to the old recipes of the cloistered nuns of the San Carlo and Santa Teresa convents, they are an essential experience for anyone visiting Erice. Representative of the convent confectionery tradition, Mustazzoli […]
Very tasty, Sciavata pizza is made exclusively from local products, principally pecorino cheese, olive oil and oregano. A peasant dish of ancient origins, there is also a sweet version sprinkled with sugar.
Of Arab origin, Trapani’s version (locally called ‘cùscusu’) is strictly made with fish. Its preparation is a ritual that has been handed down from mother to daughter and requires the use of typical pots and bowls. Made with semolina and water mixed in a circular motion (the famous incocciata), the couscous granules are then steamed […]
Erice DOC Wines
Obtained from vineyards located between 200 and 650 m. on the sea level scattered in the so-called ‘agro ericino’ (the hilly area at the foot of Mount Erice), these wines owe their organoleptic qualities to the soil and climatic conditions of the area, a rare combination of altitude and proximity to the sea. Inzolia, Catarratto, […]
‘Rianata’ Pizza owes its name to oregano (rìanu in the Trapani area), one of the key ingredients of this very tasty pizza made from typical local products. Flavoured with plenty of garlic, anchovies and pecorino cheese, this pizza is thick and soft and garnished with diced tomatoes rather than the traditional tomato sauce.
Tuna processing according to local tradition- where no part of this generous fish is thrown away, goes back to the ancient use of tuna fishing nets along the coast of Trapani. From the eggs to the buzzonaglia, from the fillets to the heart from the lungs to the seminal pouch; everything is worked by hand […]
Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna
An exquisite species, Mediterranean Bluefin Tuna is a regular visitor along the coast of Trapani in the months of May and June. Until a few years ago it was intercepted by “tonnara”-type traps, a complex system of nets deployed not far from the coast to stop the tuna on its route from the Atlantic ocean […]
Valli Trapanesi DOP Olive Oil
Nocellara and cerasuola are native cultivars that give live to an olive oil with very high organoleptic qualities. Green in colour with yellow highlights, it tastes fruity and slightly spicy. It is very harmonious as a result of soil and climatic conditions of the area and of its processing that meets very strict regulations. Many […]
Generally made for the Christmas season, these hearty and tasty biscuits are stuffed with dried figs and flavoured with cinnamon, anise and cloves. Their preparation was traditionally experienced as a moment of conviviality where women met to prepare them and share them with family and friends.