The fascination of this place
is not about what there is
but about what is missing.

This is not a cliché.

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Thursday,
29 October 2015

A Pellican amongst the Dolomites

The exquisite cuisine of Sebastiano Lombardi flies from Porto Ercole to Corvara
From December 10th to 19th, the award-winning chef of the Pellicano of Porto Ercole will share the menu of the Bistrot with us, as a result of the exchange of experience and cooperation between the two Hotels.
A successful partnership has been established between the La Perla Hotel and the Pellicano Hotel of Porto Ercole, thanks to a common vision and common objectives. This exchange of ideas and opportunities has given us the chance to grow both as professional and as hotels. When I was asked to spend two days with Sebastiano Lombardi, award-winning chef of the Pellicano, gourmet enclave of the legendary hotel of the same name, I immediately seized the opportunity. This kind of experience doesn't occur every day. We got on so very well. This is perhaps because we speak the same language, based on a subtle balance of innovation and tradition. Perhaps, it's because I'm partly from Apulia, just like him. We had so many laughs when I attempted to teach him a few words in Ladin. Anyway, the care and attention paid towards the quality of raw materials is the same. We have always agreed on the combination of taste and colour . So when we asked Sebastian to pass a few days at the La Perla Hotel, he agreed. At once. The Pellicano closes in winter so we had the chance to continue our cooperation. And this is why, from December 10th to 19th, the menu of our Bistrot will include his exceptional dishes. On Saturday, we will be cooking the Stüa de Michil together. Good news for our guests and for all those longing for a taste of the Pellicano up here in the mountains. Sebastiano will offer his own personal journey amongst the mountains and seas of our peninsula and I will suggest new words in Ladin, so he can feel at home. I'm sure that the menu will become an extraordinary 'Grammelot' of Ladin and Apulian, under the sign of good food and well-being.

Nicola Laera