Don't miss this rare opportunity to taste the spellbinding seafood and pasta dishes from the hometown of Pentolina's pasta wizard Gabriele Olivieri.
He's woven his magic in kitchens across the globe, but the heart of Pentolina's head chef Gabriele Olivieri remains in his hometown Cattolica, a quaint seaside resort on the Adriatic Coast of Italy's Emilia-Romagna region. And for one magical night you will have a rare opportunity to be teleported to Cattolica to experience firsthand the town’s spellbinding seafood and pasta dishes.
A Magical Night in Cattolica is inspired by Cattolica’s two famous summer festivals, La Notte Magica delle Vongole (the Magical Night of the Clams) and La Grande Rustida (the Big Grill).
Olivieri will conjure up a six-course degustation menu featuring passatelli with clams and cuttlefish (in honour of La Notte Magica delle Vongole) and charcoal-grilled sardines with piadina, squacquerone and saba (an homage to La Grande Rustida). You will also be bewitched by playful interpretations of Olivieri’s favourite traditional dishes from the Emilia-Romagna region – wild rabbit with sausage and fennel; strozzapreti (hand-rolled 'strangled priest' pasta) with beef and pork ragù romagnolo; and brodetto di pesce (fish stew with mullet, calamari, mussels, clams and scallops). The final spell of the night will be cast with zuppa inglese, a dessert with layers of chocolate custard, sponge cake and Alchermes liqueur.