The scent of Easter on the dish

At Bellevue Syrene, festivities are celebrated at the table as well. With a really special menu that combines tradition and creativity.

 

“Among the different Easter proposals, our guests can savour the Laticauda lamb of Benevento, accompanied by seasonal vegetables, as well as peas and potatoes”. Our first chef, Ivan Ruocco, recounts the festivity’s menu that he offers to the guests at Bellevue Syrene. “Quality, seasonality, and farm-to-table. These are the principles on which all of our philosophy is based upon. They are fundamental values for us, which are always maintained in our dishes”.

 

The Campania Felix, already celebrated by the ancients, is a region that offers exceptional products all year round. Here, following the rhythms of the earth and the sea means to rejoice every time with appealing and inviting flavours and aromas. Chef Ruocco continues to talk about his Easter cuisine.

“We start with the traditional appetizer, made of hard-boiled eggs, cured meats and the traditional Casatiello. This is a doughnut of seasoned bread that contains within it fresh whole eggs, which in our kitchens as children the little ones had the privilege and the surprise to discover”.

The first traditional dish of the Sorrento tradition, and not only, is the lasagna, rigorously made with hand-made fresh egg pasta by the chef.

“It is the king of the table, red, rich, sumptuous, made with the classic minced meat sauce, tomato, and then ricotta, mozzarella and béchamel to give it softness, all wrapped up in sheets of egg pasta”.

 
And finally, a vegetarian alternative to the classic lasagna.

“At Easter, we are in the period of artichokes: cleaned, cut into thin slices, and sautéed to give them flavour and crunchiness, they go to fill, together with béchamel our pasta sheets, to create a white lasagna with a delicate and surprising taste”. At Bellevue, any food requirement always finds a tasty and tempting answer.

 
The Neapolitan Easter dessert par excellence is the Pastiera, “but this is not just a dessert, it’s history, it’s art …”

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Waiting for 2018

Gazing from the terrace of the Bellevue Syrene the firework show that lights up the gulf is an unforgettable memory. For a romantic New Year’s Eve.
 
In Sorrento the Christmas period is rich in events, but the days before New Year are the most lively when the excitement for the new year and the long night of New Year’s Eve fills the air with exuberant expectation.
Among the not-to-be-missed events on December 30th, at the Chiesa dell’Annunziata, at 7.00 pm, “Presentimento” with Peppe Servillo and the Solis String Quartet, a reinterpretation of the classic Neapolitan repertoire in an original and innovative way, but always in respect of tradition.
 
The last day of the year is entirely dedicated to leisure and entertainment. It begins in the morning, dedicated to children with puppet shows, starting at 10.30 am. At 11.30 the Teatro Tasso will host the End of Year Concert performed by S.C.S. Sorrento Sinfonietta International Symphony Orchestra.
 
At 6 pm the traditional Ciuccio di Fuoco, is a moment of polar folklore that witnesses the lighting of a colourful papier-mâché donkey, a farewell to the past year and a propitiatory rite for the coming one. The real event, however, is like every year the New Year’s Party in Piazza Tasso, from 11.00 pm to 02.00 am with a DJ set and animation, to toast, dance, and welcome 2018, hoping that it brings joy and positivity.
 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Bellevue Syrene!

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M’Illumino d’Inverno X

The winter bill of art, music, entertainment and traditional events in the town of Sorrento places itself also for the 2017/2018 season at the top of the national rankings for quality and attractiveness.
 
On November 18th, the lighting of the luminaries marks the beginning of the long Christmas period that enlivens the coastal town. The festive atmosphere, the numerous entertainment events provided for the whole of winter, all the way up the beginning of spring, ensure the many low season visitors, a wide range of possibilities to enjoy the best possible stay in Sorrento.

In addition to street artists and traditional Christmas markets, this year’s bill provides a respectable musical entertainment, ranging from classic Neapolitan folk to pop, from chamber music to jazz. Among which, the awaited concert of internationally renowned violinist Ara Malikian, an eclectic artist who condenses in his performances inspirations and influences ranging from classical music to melodies popular in the Middle Eastern tradition, without forgetting the masters of rock. The Sorrento leg of his event tour in Italy is scheduled for November 25th, the same evening in which all the citizens and tourists will be able to attend the usual lighting ceremony of the great Christmas tree in Piazza Tasso, with its glittering light show.

From November 26th, until the beginning of December, the International Film Days will attract on Sorrento’s red carpet the major representatives of the film industry alongside with award-winning actors and directors with the prestigious Golden Ticket, which celebrates the best box office sales. Giovanni Caccamo, one of the newest and most interesting voices in the Italian musical scene, returns on December 16th at the Convento dei Teatini. After the great success of past editions, the Santa Claus Village in the park of Villa Fiorentino will be opened once again, to welcome the children and not only, in a joyful and magical atmosphere, among handicraft and gastronomy stands, Christmas sceneries and entertainment shows for the little ones. Not to be missed are the exhibitions and shows concerning Presepial art, the true soul of popular devotion to Christmas.
 
For further information and for the complete event schedule: Event Schedule 2017

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