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 …”