One of the many destinations on my travel bucket list is a month-long holiday to the Amalfi Coast. There, I will travel to the picturesque towns of Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Sorrento and Capri. Apart from the numerous sightseeing and walking tours, each day would be marked by a common goal - to eat a copious amount of the freshest seafood. I would sit on the outdoor terraces of all the coast-facing eateries, shacks and restaurants I have earmarked (that will be another bucket list, of course). The fishermen will haul in the most pristine catch from the sea hours earlier before the sublime gems land on my plate. Zuppa di pesce, swordfish cappaccio, lemon and prawn risotto, fried seafood cone, lobster spaghetti and more will be washed down with a bottomless pit of Limoncello cocktails. Life would be so blissful.
Before I can accumulate four weeks of annual leave and turn this holiday fantasy into a reality, a seafood feast by the Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove is an ideal option. There’s nothing quite like a dozen oysters, a glass of Riesling and the breeze from the marina to signal the start of the weekend.
In the meanwhile, do enjoy the home entertaining Sicilian seafood spread we have put together on page 56. These zinc-rich recipes should be accompanied by some fine wines. (We’ve even got a Pinot Noir recommendation.) Alternatively, turn to page 53 for our Corpse Reviver cocktail for some inspiration.
Cin cin. The weekend will be here.
This issue, we worked with chef Lino Sauro of Gattopardo Ristorante di Mare.