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Cuisine of Elba Island for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

The cuisine of the island differs from the traditional Italian, mostly due to the strong influence of Middle East. For example, one of the traditional dishes of Elba is imbollita, a tortilla, backed from figs, which grow a lot here. You should also try cermito, sweet bread, which people used to share with each other after an engagement on Easter Day. Sportella bread with anis is also interesting. Those bakery products really look like the symbols of men and women and represent for the local people the desire of a big family. You should try local tiramisu and pannacotta – typically Italian desserts, which got some unique notes to their flavor in Elba.
Vacation in Elba is now mostly popular among families with children. There may not be any specialized children leisure centers or aqua parks – with this beautiful nature, clean beaches, … Open
Those, who like desserts, should taste one more dish – schiaccia briaca. Despite its traditional oriental recipe with pine nuts, Izmir raisins, and wine, this cake without eggs and yeast is famous for its long storage term and is now one of the gastronomical symbols of Elba. Sburrita, fish soup, popular among regular people, and vegetable soup with bread, gurguglione, and dried codfish stoccafisso came from Spain. In spring local chefs add a lot of lobsters in courses.
As other islanders, people in Elba pay a lot of attention to different ways of cooking fish. Octopus here is boiled and served under the name of polpo lesso. Sea fish is fried or pickled, crabs are usually used for favolli soup, calamari called totani, and cuttlefish seppie are served in different courses. Gourmets will definitely appreciate soup from beetroot and reef fish or just fish soup cacciucco. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
People in Elba as in other regions of Italy, like communicating with others. We don’t talk about a couple of common words, but about a full acquaintance. So if you want to improve your … Open
Rise with calamari and cuttlefish ink is popular in Elba as a second course. They also like spaghetti with fish sauce or with crabs – the latter one you can find in the menu of almost every restaurant under “Margherita”. They serve pasta with centracant fish, and octopus, and with thrush meat. However, you shouldn’t think that you can only enjoy fish courses in Elba. Traditional Italian ravioli, bollito, or carne cruda, from ground beef you can find in every restaurant on the island.
Pizza fans are also weren’t forgotten – there are a lot of pizzerias in Elba, which make traditional and world-famous types of pizza as well as local types, mostly with seafood. Those, who like exotic food, should order carpaccio, a course from raw beef. For those, who prefer heat-treated meat, there is bresaola – also beef but smocked one. By the way, keep in mind that all the chefs prefer to use only fresh local products, so you should better ask a waiter, whether they will be able to prepare any specific dish, especially the ones with seafood. You should order those courses in seaside restaurants – this way you can be sure, you will be served the freshest haul.
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Certainly try local cheese and honey. The most popular non-alcohol drink in Elba is of course coffee. There is also a large choice of freshes. But it should be mentioned that the most important part of Elba’s cuisine is wine. Each course is better with a specific sort of wine, but in the whole, you should try Chianti, Antinori, and Brunello di Montalcino. You should buy the local version of Limoncello liqueur. Grappa and sambuca are also good. In the whole, the cuisine of Elba is diverse and won’t disappoint even the biggest gourmet, but you should remember that its trademark is still fish courses and not meat.
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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Elba Island
♥   Restaurant 'Stella Marina' PORTOFERRAIO. Type - Seafood. 6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Scaraboci' MARCIANA MARINA. Type - Creative|Seafood. 7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Publius' POGGIO. Type - Regional cuisine. 7.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Capo Nord' MARCIANA MARINA. Type - Seafood. 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Da Pilade' Capoliveri. Type - Regional cuisine. 8.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Il Chiasso' CAPOLIVERI. Type - Mediterranean cuisine. 9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Tamata' Porto Azzurro. Type - Creative. 10 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Osteria dei Quattro Gatti' PORTO AZZURRO. Type - Seafood. 10.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Lo Scoglietto' PIOMBINO. Type - Seafood. 27 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National cuisine of Italy

Italian ravioli have analogues in the kitchens of various countries around the world. Ravioli differs in dough structure and in fillings. They have a square or semi-circular shape and beautiful, carved edges. It was in Italy that they invented spaghetti and other types of pasta, which gained popularity throughout the world. While in Italy, you should definitely try carpaccio - thinly sliced ​​raw beef seasoned with spices and olive oil. Those who do not like raw meat can try brezaola, which is jerky beef meat. Polenta is a fairly common side dish to substantial meat dishes with a rich taste. It is cooked on the basis of water and corn flour. … Open
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Elba Island

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Elba Island (Italy) on OrangeSmile.com. Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Elba Island restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Elba Island, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends.
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