Charter the Amazing Flavors of the Bay of Naples

22nd Feb 2018
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We’ve expanded in Italy recently with the opening of our new base in Naples, our third in the country together with Sicily and Sardinia. Italy is known for its fine cuisine, and in celebration we’ve put together a yacht charter food trail, so you can sample the best Italian cooking as you sail the Bay of Naples.

There’s much more to Italy than just lasagna, spaghetti bolognese and tiramisu. The rich, fertile soils and sea in the Bay of Naples and Sardinia mean this region lovingly cultivates seafood, meat, cheese, bread, pastries, olives, liqueurs and wines. Food production is usually in small batches and the ingredients are freshly harvested and of the highest quality.

Capri’s colorful palette
Within easy reach of Naples, Capri offers a host of tasty treats including the tricolor appetizer, caprese salad or “salad of Capri” with fresh basil leaves, tomato and mozzarella and fine olive oil. Try the cheese-stuffed totano squid fried with garlic and tomato or ravioli alla caprese. This traditional favorite has light pasta envelopes filled with parmigiano and marjoram served with tomato and basil sauce. After dinner try the chocolate and almond cake, torta caprese.

Sorrento’s citrus tang
Pop across the bay to the original home of limoncello, a liqueur blended from an infusion of lemon rind, alcohol, water and sugar. Lemon groves are common in Italy today, but the lemons in Sorrento have a particular flavor that makes this particular blend of limoncello world-renowned. The gelato is also delicious, as is the lemon cake and nocillo nut liqueur.

Minori’s historic handmade pasta
Head along the Salerno Gulf to the wonderful Amalfi coast. At Minori you’ll discover its heritage of handmade pasta, where it was the beating heart of pasta production for the region and the mills stretched for miles. The town is known for its ndunderi, fusilli and scialatielli and you can still buy tasty handmade pasta today. Don’t forget to try the salted anchovies, which are a local delicacy. If you’re planning a bareboat charter in the Bay of Naples, you might want to coincide with Minori’s annual food festival, GustaMinori.

Sardinia’s roasted pork
Meat lovers will want to sample su porceddu in Sardinia, a succulent, grilled suckling pig that is slow spit-roasted and served on a cork tray and covered myrtle branches. Taste the fabulous local dishes, such as pane carasau flatbread, sea urchin spaghetti, clam soup, Alghero lobster and malloreddus pasta made from semolina and saffron. Finish up with mirto, a myrtle berry liqueur, and honey pastries called seadas, a fritter filled with Sardinian pecorino cheese. You can also sail over to the nearby Maddalena islands for more delicious dishes, including dried mullet roe, or “bottarga”.

The tricolor pizza of Naples
For seafood fans, don’t leave without ordering spaghetti alle vongole, risotto alla pescatora, timballo or gnocchi alla sorrentina. If you love pizza then you are in the right place, as Naples is the home of the margherita. It was named after Queen Margherita Teresa Giovanni for her visit to Naples in 1889. It features the Italian tricolor of red tomato, white mozzarella and green basil.  Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba in the city was the first pizzeria to open in 1830 and it is still serving pizzas today.

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