Two years after the Petrones passed the culinary baton to their respective children, Luigi Petrone and Felicia Ferguson, the next generation is amplifying that celebration of their Italian roots, expanding its scope to cover the flavors of all of Southern Italy, starting with Campania, the epicenter of Italy’s food culture.
Famous for its Mozzarella di Bufala, Neapolitan pizza, and the San Marzano tomato, Campania is a sun-kissed region of Southern Italy famous for hosting the vibrant city of Naples, the gorgeous shoreline along the Amalfi Coast, the incredibly preserved Roman ruins of Pompeii, and the infamous Mount Vesuvius. Wine is equally important in Campania and the region boasts one of the most flourishing winemaking cultures today.
Special menus include pastas, antipasti, entrees and wines provide the opportunity to discover the best of each. The tour of Campania runs Aug. 5 to 11 with such dishes as crostini with artichokes, mozzarella and cherry tomatoes; spaghetti with manila clams, shrimp, calamari, white wine and fresh tomato; black cod, calamari, manila clams and tomato; and lemon sorbetto Prosecco float. Puglia (Aug. 12 to 18) follows and then Calabria (Aug. 19 to 25) and Sicilia (Aug. 26 to 31).