a Sicilian food + sailing adventure to the Eolian Islands
We will be sailing around the Eolian Islands off of the northeast coast of Sicily, not far from Mount Etna. Lipari, Panarea, Salina, Vulcano, Stromboli, Filicudi and Alicudi are a chain of Mediterranean islands that boast some of the best swimming, fresh seafood, and night life in Sicily. Weather and wind are always factors when you plan a sailing trip. Our well-seasoned captain knows this area like the back of his hand. We’ll follow his lead to plan the best route, and might make some changes to the itinerary to make sure we have time for a few stops among the islands, dinners and drinks off of the boat, and relaxing mornings/afternoons catching some sun and enjoying “la dolce vita” aboard our own private barca vela.
Sicily is world-famous for it’s incredible food and wine culture, but we are taking you off the beaten path to a very special volcanic oasis between Persephone’s island and Italy’s main boot. Menus will feature freshly-caught seafood, light pasta dishes with seasonal vegetables, natural and volcanic wines, and exceptional desserts like cannoli and granita! Chef Linda Sarris has organized this adventure and will be onboard along with her dear friend Alessandro Minaudo, a certified sailboat captain here in Italy. Linda will pair wines and keep the cheeky cocktails flowing through the week while she prepares family meals aboard when we are at sea.
5/25 Saturday - afternoon/evening on Lipari
5/26 Sunday - sail to Panarea
5/27 Monday - evening trekking on Stromboli
5/28 Tuesday - wine tasting on Salina
5/29 Wednesday - into the wild on Filicudi
5/30 Thursday - early sail to Vulcano + return to Capo d’Orlando
Contact THECHEEKYCHEF@gmail.com for booking details.