Sunday, January 18, 2009

Sunday breakfast



WHAT:
Sunday morning Sicilian breakfast
almond granita with a shot of espresso coffee poured on top, accompanied by a brioche 

HOW to eat:
spoonfuls of almond granita with occasional morsels of brioche dipped in the coffee 

WHERE:
Acireale, Pasticerria Costarelli
the loveliest nearby town, a well-known bar/pasticceria with a highly regarded reputation for making anything sweet and almond, particularly granite

RESULT:
tingling taste buds, awake! 
speedy photo shoot of lovely architectural details and nearby piazzas





FINE:
peaceful, happy, nap time drive home
wonderful Etna panorama off SS114


10 comments:

  1. that mountain is beautiful
    and teh breakfast delicious

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  2. That's my kind of breakfast! But we can't get granita out of summer here. Breathtaking photos.

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  3. This goes on our "to do" list when I vist this summer - there is at least a 50% chance that all of my requests will be food related! LOVE YOU

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  4. I couldn't figure out how to post with my name - so anoymous is me - SIS in California

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  5. Came to your blog from Verona DP. A good friend of mine lives just outside Catania (I think its Mascalucia) and I love Sicily. I remember her taking me for a granita and brioche breakfast.

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  6. What a decadent breakfast...lucky you!

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  7. OH MY GOD!! My cousins live behind that church. Now I am soooo sad. I WANT TO GO BACK SOOOOO BAD!!!

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  8. Can I start a flame war about the best bar in Acireale? Maybe because I go there everyday, but Cipriani's (opposite San Sebastiano) granite are much better :) Pity s not facing the square but San Sebastiano's architecture fills the gap. And, on another note, in San Nicolo' there's a very good, clean, playground, a bit of a drive from Acireale, but hey!

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  9. Fantastic granita! We have a couple of sicilian bars here. I went to one of the two many many times to eat arancini and cassata icecream! I have also tasted the coffee granita and panna with brioche, which was surprisingly good (I doubted the mix of ice and brioche...). I am pretty sure yours is much better...

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  10. When I was in Sicily in 1983 for 3 months, I had brioche and gelato for breakfast every day!
    Hmmmm....so delicious.
    Thank you for posting about Sicily I love my parents country it's so beautiful. They come from Termini Imerese, PA.

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