Lunch Expedition: Streets of Sicily

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Date(s) - 24/09/2023
12:00 - 15:00


Ciao a tutti!

Sicily’s complex history has left its mark in architecture, landscapes, culture, and customs, but nowhere is it more evident than in the food.  It has been conquered, invaded and settled by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, and Arabs.  While Italy has some influence, the foods of Sicily are an eclectic fusion of Arabic, Mediterranean and African flavors.

Guiding us through Sicily’s cuisine is Ezio Usbergo.  Ezio is a native of Palermo who has worked in different (star) restaurants all over the world.  He is the chef at Ristorante Ai Sapori, where one can enjoy typical Sicilian dishes.

When:  Sunday, 24th September 2023 starting from 1200 hours

Where:  Ristorante Ai Sapori, Zähringer Straße 103, 68239 Mannheim

What:  Agrodolce – Italian for “sweet-and-sour” – is one of the signature flavors in Sicilian cuisine.  We will experience this in a mixed platter of “Antipasto Siciliano” – popular Sicilian appetizers such as antipasto misto, arancine, caponata, carciofi, cardi, and sarde a beccafico – all carefully chosen to balance flavours and textures, simple with complex.

We need to make a choice for our main course – seafood lovers can look forward to “Pesce Spada alla Messinese” (swordfish Messina style).  The other alternative is “Noce di Manzo al Marsala” (beef in Marsala sauce).  If you would like to try both dishes and can’t make up your mind (like me), choose a mixed platter of both!  Both mains will include a side of seasonal vegetables as well.

We end our meal on a sweet note with “Dolci Siciliani” – Ezio will surprise us with a mix of typical Sicilian desserts, which includes the iconic cannoli.


Are your tastebuds piqued?  If yes, come join us!  This generous “Streets of Sicily” 3-course menu costs 52 Euro per person for food only.   You may pay for your beverages directly at the restaurant.

  • Antipasto Siciliano
  • Main course – choose one from the following:
    1.  Fish
    2.  Beef
    3.  Fish and Beef combo
  • Dolci Siciliani

Buzz me by Friday, September 15th, 2023 to secure your seats.  Let me know what you’d like for your main course when you book.

Faeimm Tang