May 15, 2011

SiciliAMO-- I love Sicily!



Good news, Bad news...

I adore Sicily as much as ever and am closer and closer to my dream to live by the sea!
Maybe in Trapani.

First day in Palermo a guy drove by on a Vespa and tried to steal my purse..... Judy 1 - Palermo 0 
I think I scared the guy as I held on for dear life and when he realized I wasn't letting go fled before I pulled him off the scooter! My purse was saved; my body a little bruised; but what a beginning to a week in Sicily. I flew through the air and fell hard-- but that didn't stop us from having a fabulous first meal at Zia Pina's near the Vucceria! I avoided a big bruise on my hand and swelling by holding a large chilled Moretti beer in my hand for the whole meal!


Zia Pina is your Sicilian Mamma-- a MUST visit in Palermo, the closest thing to eating with family.
There is a plate at your table when you sit down, grab it and head to the large antipasti buffet and help yourself; you can see the fresh fish for the main course right there too. They can grill or fry whatever you see.

zia pina--- at the cash register. Supervising the cooks



the antipasto table, not yet filled for lunch service






Our antipasti plates-- lots of fabulous vegetables, breaded, baked, braised. Each had a distinct flavor and  all were luscious.

fritto misto di mare




We had the our antipasti, a huge tray of mixed fried fish with wine and water.
Total was 35 euro for two and we couldn't finish the fried fish!


what's not to love?



Zia PinaVia Cassari, 69
Palermo
Past the Vucceria Market- heading down to Port on the left before park.

I will be posting more on the highlights of the trip.

If you would like to join me on a Sicilian trip- write to me- I will do a custom program for 3 or more people. One week to 10 days.


8 comments:

  1. Oh, this feels so typical, both your encounter with the purse snatcher and the fabolous meal.

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  2. I adore just about anything Siciliano starting with the food and ending with the island itself. Or is it the other way around? :-) Those photos are making me hungry.

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  3. Anch'io amo Sicilia! The food looks delicious, and I absolutely adore how you almost swatted that pesky thief off his scooter. Looking forward to more of your posts on Sicily.

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  4. Wow! Glad you're ok...but the food looks fabulous. Yum.

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  5. I want to go to Sicily those purse snatchers don't scare me.

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  6. This year I'm planning to go to Sicily and thank God I stumbled here on your article. The foods look so delicious. I will surely go to Zia Pinna the Sicilian Mama. I'm not scared to purse snatcher since I know some self-defense. Thanks for posting!

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  7. This year I'm planning to go to Sicily and thank God I stumbled here on your article. The foods look so delicious. I will surely go to Zia Pinna the Sicilian Mama. I'm not scared to purse snatcher since I know some self-defense. Thanks for posting!

    Read more: http://www.divinacucina-blog.com/2011/05/siciliamo-i-love-sicily.html#ixzz1Mm1SB3Lv

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  8. wow the food looks delicious, love it!

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