Refined form and genuine substance, the gourmet restaurant, Principe di Belludia
Welcome, travellers. The gourmet restaurant, Principe di Belludia, the restaurant curated by chefCiccio Sultano (2 Michelin stars awarded) will take you on a journey through Sicilian gastronomic culture, the first step towards a new definition of taste, where diners are the leading players, not merely passive recipients.
Take your seats and you’ll suddenly be plunged into an enthralling, spellbinding exploration of the Mediterranean, in all its nuances, from the Apennines, represented by butter and meat, to the seashore, exemplified by fish, then inland to the countryside, with its vegetable gardens and orchards or aromatic herbs, spices and memories of merchants’ trade.
The ancient, Trinacria is the setting of various mythological events mentioned in Homer, thus historically the purest essence of the Mediterranean, subject to all its cross-contaminations and contrasts.
The cooking of the gourmet restaurant of the San Corrado di Noto involves all the senses, starting with eyes, with the delightful, painstaking presentation of the dishes, then the nose, with the fragrant bouquet emanating from every dish, demanding to be tasted, then the ears, with the different consistencies heard in the mouth, ending with touch, feeling the texture of certain dishes and the taste on the palate. Every dish is carefully balanced between technique and experimentation, between refined baroque style and enhancement of the ingredients. Ciccio Sultano’s cooking at the gourmet restaurant Principe di Belludia reinvigorates the neurons, revitalises the synapses and creates new mental connections.
Where Italy ends, in the land where the whole peninsula and its sea find a sort of summation, we’ll make our guests characters in old Sicilian stories, through recipes, appreciating biodiversity as a natural and human value, unveiling premium produce, the result of hard toil in the fields. Wheat and olive trees, which were sacred elements to the Greeks, are at the basis of this innovative idea, capable of bringing the whole of Sicily to dishes. The true luxury lies in the quality of the produce, in the absolute privacy in which one can savour an authentic, quite different gastronomic adventure – genuine cooking can be seen above all as an experience of the present, through an interpretation of the past.
Welcome to Sicily, the land where a simple vegetable can become the fabled metal orichalcum, where everything, however humble, is turned into a work of art, and where a vegetable garden is an ode to nature, to man and his wisdom.