LO­CAL TOUCHES

Caterer Middle East - - Interview -

What adds to the au­then­tic­ity of Alici are the col­lab­o­ra­tions with artists from the Amalfi coast. In Raito they found Lu­cio Liguori, known lo­cally as ‘the an­chovy man’, an ar­ti­san pot­tery and ce­ramic maker. The team trav­elled to meet him and he col­lab­o­rated ex­clu­sively to cre­ate pot­ter­ies for Alici.

All the olive oil used in the restau­rant is from a small vil­lage in Cal­abria where they are work­ing with a lo­cal oil maker.

For Saideh it’s im­por­tant to iden­tify and work with the gen­uine ar­ti­cle. He says: “We al­ways look for th­ese key names which add more sub­stance to the con­cept, and we be­lieve that Alici is a cel­e­bra­tion of peo­ple and places – not only a con­cept that re­volves around a stan­dard menu that you read and or­der from.”

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