Tim's Wine Tour Blog

Back in Sicily

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It is a delight being back in Marsala for another Sicily tour.

Our trip kicked off on Wednesday night with a terrific dinner at Casamia restaurant – literally a stone’s throw from the hotel door.

Owner Giorgio Laudicio put on am amazing array of starters: salamis, chickpea and chestnut fritters, caponata made from a 300 year old recipe, black rise with vegetables…..it just kept coming! Main course was a mixed grill of lamb, sausages, steak and veal and yet we still had room for a chocolate and cream cake dessert. Walter, who served us, kept up an astonishing work rate opening bottles and serving us all so efficiently and with great charm.

It was all washed down with a selection of Catarratto, Grillo and Nero d’Avola wines that gave us a little taster of the what these Sicilian grapes have in store for us over the next few days.