Good food makes us extremely happy. Combine that with an amazing venue at the Amalfi coast, and we’re even happier. During our trip with Villa Massa and to experience ‘the month of the lemon at its best’ we enjoyed a lovely dinner at Relais Blu in Massa Lubrense.
A feast of Italian Haute Cuisine, consisting of 6 (!) pre-dinner amuses to prepare our tastebuds for what was yet to come. Everything made with local produce (fish, cheeses, vegetables) and a hint of that flavoury Sorrento lemon.
Enjoying a limoncello cocktail ( Villa Massa limoncello, sugar syrup, fresh sanguinello juice, lemon juice from Sorrento and Campari) as an aperitif, these were the accompanying bites:
Tartara di Tonno ai Limoni ed erba cipolina Tuna tartare with lemon and chives
Polpo arrosito con ricotta e verdure Primaverili Octopus with ricotta cheese sauce and Spring time vegetables
Mantecato di Baccalà con piselli ed aria ai limoni Cod fish mousse with peas and air of lemon
Insalata di carciofi con salsa ai limoni Artichokes salad with lemon sauce
Zeppola ripiena di robbiola al limone Puff pastry filled with Robiola cheese
Burrata con pomodorini e limoni canditi Burrata cheese with cherry tomatoes and lemon confit
(find the images of the appetizers on our Facebookpage)
Now it was time to move on to the three course dinner served in the dining room:
Risotto con Vongole veraci e limoni di Massa Lubrense Risotto with clams and lemon
Dentice cotto al vapore di Camomilla con finocchio e salsa novella ai limoni Sea Brass aromatized with chamomille, fennel and Spring time sauce
Soufflè ai limoni di Massa Lubrense con gelato alla crema Lemon soufflé with pastry ice cream
Imagine this dinner of royal proportions -specially prepared for the occasion- in the elegant Mediterranean setting of a boutique hotel, it left us in awe. Patron Salvatore Acampora is an expert in Campania cuisine, who uses innovative techniques for his preparations. It’s not surprising that Relais Blu is recommended as leading venue in this area.