Sicilian Baroque cuisine

Palazzo Biscari

WHERE
Biscari Palace

WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Guided visit of the Biscari Palace, held by Ruggero Moncada, heir of the Palace
- Show cooking followed by lunch or dinner. All recipes, sweet and savoury, are inspired by baroque cuisine and matched with exquisite wines.
- Food storytelling by a Sicilian cuisine and culture connoisseur

Between sophistication and simplicity

During the Baroque era the sumptuous facades of churches and palaces, as the ceremonies and celebrations, were the spectacular ways to enhance the role of the Church and the wealth and the virtues of the great houses.

The cuisine was no exception to the Baroque style of the time. On the magnificently laid tables of noble palaces, such as Palazzo Manganelli and Palazzo Biscari, the Monsù – French trained Sicilian chefs – gratified their masters and hosts with innovative dishes,  while the sguattere – the women in the service of the nobles – “stole” the precious recipes preparing them again later with simple ingredients. That was how duchess caponata was created: a triumph of lobsters, prawns, vegetables and elaborate sauces, today known in its simple version with vegetables.

Palazzo Biscari

WHERE
Biscari Palace

WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Guided visit of the Biscari Palace, held by Ruggero Moncada, heir of the Palace
- A cooking activity (e.g. show cooking followed by a lunch or dinner, mini pastry or pasta cooking class followed by lunch or dinner). All recipes, sweet and savoury, are inspired by baroque cuisine and matched with exquisite wines.
- Food storytelling by a Sicilian cuisine and culture connoisseur

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