A sparkling winter in Sorrento

m-illuminod-invernoMusic festivals, Christmas markets, exhibitions, street performers, international events. And a not-to-be-missed special offer for a magical New Year’s Eve at the Bellevue Syrene.
Each year, the autumn brings with it a rich catalogue of events to enrich Sorrento’s seasonal calendar. The lighting ceremony of the illuminations on November 19th marks the beginning of the Christmas season, and bestows a magical atmosphere to the coastal, and renders the winter holidays simply charming.
M’illumino d’Inverno is the name of the festival that includes some of the most interesting events of the year. First of all, the international film days, a convention for the industry workers, in which the highest-grossing films are rewarded with golden tickets. The event has great prominence and sees parading on the red carpet many stars of the big screen.
Maestri in mostra is a show of great interest, dedicated to the Nativity scene art, one of the many distinguishing features of the Neapolitan culture and tradition. There are also many concerts and theatre shows, in addition to street animation for the younger ones.
To celebrate in the best possible way this time of year so special, especially New Year’s Eve, the Bellevue Syrene has thought of two special holiday packages that make for an unforgettable New Year in Sorrento.

R&C Gourmet Festival at Bellevue Syrene

IMG_1662 (1)The Art de Vivre is the tenth art. With a mission: make the world a better place with cuisine and hospitality.

Belonging to the world of Relais&Chateaux does not only mean exclusiveness and sophistication. It is a declaration of intents, it means to share a philosophy founded on precise values.
Culture, passion, sharing, respect, sense of belonging to one’s land and open to the knowledge and fusion of different identities. They are not just words; it is the promise to uphold its values and commit to a project, the one that in 2014 started a manifesto containing 20 points, 20 concrete commitments in favour of cuisine and hospitality in which all the associates Relais&Chateax have decided to take part in to preserve the culinary traditions of the whole world, to share the passion for the beautiful and tasty things in life and be promoters of a more humane world.

IMG_1803IMG_2071IMG_2116IMG_2197IMG_2248The Gourmet Festival is the complete expression of this way of thinking and acting, and perfectly embodies all the values of R&C. It consists of four-handed dinners in which two identities, two national excellences, two strong personalities, with their rich expertise and traditions meet and collaborate to give birth to a culinary journey that opens new horizons not only of an external reality but even of their own, observed from a different point of view, with the eyes of the guest chef.

IMG_1931Conviviality, friendship, warmth, are expressed the most around a table, along with some good wine and the desire to know each other better and to establish bonds. The beauty of the location, the courtesy and attention of the staff, the creativity and knowledge of the chef, sharing positive harmonious and benevolent sentiments, these are the ways Realis&Chateaux intends to contribute to making the world a better place, without forgetting the respect and equity due to all the collaborators and partners of our structures, mainly the local producers, which contribute in bringing forth a healthy and sustainable territorial development.
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Relais & Châteaux Gourmet Festival

^65024E994E5CC173B4B058DD96CC4E07FD3AA01461F6DFB18A^pimgpsh_fullsize_distrThe prestigious appointment “Relais & Châteaux” returns to Sorrento for the 2016 Gourmet Festival Italia

The evening begins with the Moët & Chandon welcoming cocktail. The setting for the gastronomical performance will be the five-star hotel Bellevue Syrene 1820. A “four-handed” exhibition, open to the public but with a limited number of guests, during which the home chef, Ivan Ruocco, and Giovanni Gullace from Piemonte, chef of the Relais San Maurizio 1619 in Santo Stefano Belbo, create a high-level sensory itinerary.
For the occasion, the Pompeian terrace with its superb view of the Gulf of Naples will be prepared. Ivan Ruocco, whose cuisine is strongly inspired by the life-blood of the Sorrento coast and its sea, proposes an entrée whose name is quite evocative “Nella rete del pescatore”, in the fisherman’s net, a sort of puffed rice net with delicacies from the gulf.
Giovanni Gullace, promoter of a cuisine founded on the total respect of the raw materials, presents his “La via del sale”, the salt road, a dish in which creamy baccalà (salted codfish) and black truffle complement each other. The dinner carries on with three more courses where it will be possible to appreciate and learn more about the territorial suggestions of the two young chefs.