Presunto, mil gracias!
WE initially had planned 6 nights on Salina at the hotel PRINCIPE DI SALINA. This is the epitome of a family run small hotel where all of the parts mesh together and run smoothly. Although the weather has been cloudy and cooler than we would have liked, we are loath to tear ourselves away and have added another night here before departure for our last stop, Taormina.
Partly due to the weather, along with the difficulty that my partner has in walking any distance, plus the price of taxis (about 25euro one-way to the port, Sta Marina Salina, we’ve not budged too far from the hotel. Once again, we have cancelled a dinner out (for tonight) in favor of another of the nightly 8pm 2-course dinners with dessert that have been uniformly excellent thanks to the talents of Chef Silvana who, in her previous life, was a surgeon in Milano. Local fish, prepared in inventive incarnations, fruits and veg from their gardens, and the most incredible sour-dough bread courtesy if Filippo will work his magic.
WE did go, last night, to a Michelin-designated restaurant run by a young chef not far from here, in the HOTEL SIGNUM. The chef is Marina Caruso and she is lauded throughout Italy and beyond for her creative takes on local fare. This is the site, and I hope to have time to include our comments.
The place where we are staying, and we very much love, is the PRINCIPE DI SALINA, just a few steps from the town of Malfa. It is the epitome of a family-run operation, not only with beautiful rooms and food but with a tremendous emphasis on local foods. Unfortunately my laptop is betting very balky, freezing and doing all kinds of mischevious things…hope I can get through this!
One night more on Salina and then to Taormina (if weather cooperates) for 3 nights (cut back from four…more soon…