Summer in Sorrento

Chef Angelo has returned to his hometown of Massa Lubrense for the summer. This agricultural town, just outside of Sorrento is well known for their production of lemons, olives, capers, and of course, wine.

The summer in Sorrento is slightly cooler than the summer in Palm Beach, but Chef Angelo still found occasion to celebrate the Solstice with a Sorrento style bar-b-que.

The coastal areas in the south of Italy have an impressive array of seafood options. Chef Angelo opted for traditional dishes for his summer celebration. A morning trip to the local pescheria is the best way to ensure that lunch will feature only the freshest ingredients.

Fresh shrimp, also called “gamberoni” are a light and flavorful starter dish. Chef Angelo first grills the shrimp, then marinates them in a mixture of olive oil, lemon juice, and herbs.

Gamberoni alla Griglia

Gamberoni alla Griglia

Calamari is also a very popular menu item during the summer months. It is very important that this squid is always fresh, and never frozen. Chef Angelo simply removes the tentacles, and places the tube on a very hot grill for about one minute on each side, taking care to not overcook. After, they are marinated in the olive oil mixture.

Sorrento Seafood, Palm Beach Seafood

Calamari alla Griglia

No Italian meal is complete without a pasta course, so Chef Angelo complimented his seafood feast with Lobster Paccheri. After steaming the lobster for three minutes and then cleaning the meat from the shell, he added it to a saucepan with shallots, cognac, white wine, coarse salt and pepper, and seasoned with crushed red pepper. Chef Angelo made a tomato sauce with fresh tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil from his father’s garden.

After adding the lobster to the tomato sauce, he let it rest for thirty minutes to infuse the lobster into the sauce.

Pomodoro

Finally he cooked the pasta and mixed in the lobster and tomato sauce, and presto, Paccheri con Astice!

Sorrento style bar-b-que

Returning home to Italy always inspires Chef Angelo. He counts his good fortune of being born in this area, with all of the fresh ingredients and great restaurants of the Amalfi Coast, Capri, and Sorrento as the ultimate inspiration.

Paradiso Ristorante Dinner Menu

ANTIPASTI e INSALATE

Granchio con Insalatina $16

Soft Shell Crab, Almonds, Greens, Cucumber, Avocado, Aioli Mayonnaise

Grigliata di Polipo $18

Grilled Octopus and Shaved Artichokes

Tuna Carpaccio $19

Thinly Sliced Yellow Fin Tuna, Capers, Peppers, Olives, Cornichons, Mango

Salmone Scozzese Tartare $18

Organic Scottish Salmon Tartar, Granny Smith Apple, Fresh Ginger

Burrata Antipasto $18

Burrata Cheese, Prosciutto, Salami, Roasted Peppers, Olives

Fiori di Zucchini $18

Crispy Blossoms, Smoked Mozzarella Cheese, Ricotta, Anchovie

Insalata di Bietole, Mela e Gorgonzola $16

Golden Beets, Granny Smith Apples and Gorgonzola Cheese, Macadamia Nuts

Timballo di Ortaggi & Quinoa $12

Sautéed and Marinated Vegetables and Quinoa, Balsamic Reduction

Quartetto di Primi Piatti $18

Chef’s Selection

 *Caesar, Caprese, and Insalata Mista always available

HAND CRAFTED PASTA & RISOTTO

Ravioli, Ricotta e Mozzarella Affumicata $16

Ravioli, Ricotta, Lightly Smoked Mozzarella, Tomato Basil

Tortelloni di Bietola con Vitello e Porcini $18

Beet Pasta Tortelloni, Filled with Veal and Porcini Mushrooms, Artichoke and Veal Stock

Scialatielli, Vongole e Arugula $18

Sorrento Specialty Pasta, Clams, Arugula, Cherry Tomato

Fettucine alle Olive con Tonno Crudo $18

Olive Fettucine, Capers, Yellow Tomato, Raw Ahi Tuna

Penne alla Norma $18

Penne Tossed with Tomato Sauce, Eggplant, Mozzarella, Basil

Risotto Fragole e Mascarpone $16

Strawberry and Mascarpone Cheese Risotto

Trittico di Pasta $22

Chef’s Selection

 *Gluten Free Pasta Available as Substitute

PESCE & CARNE

Dentice $38

Snapper Filet, Escarole, Capers, Olives, Tomato (Local Catch)

Salmone con Crosta di Granchio $39

Organic Scottish Salmon Fillet, Crab Meat Encrusted, Black Risotto Primavera, Champagne Mustard Sauce

Branzino al Sale $42

Baked in Salt, Lemon, Garlic, and Virgin Olive Oil Infusion

Lombatine di Agnello $52

Reister Farm, Pistachio Encrusted Lamb Chops, Asparagus, Ratatouille

Scaloppine di Vitello $38

Thinly Pounded Veal Scaloppine, Lemon Butter Sauce

Lombata di Vitello $48

Grilled Veal Chop, 16oz, Madeira Wine and Wild Mushroom Sauce

-or-

Veal Chop, Thinly Pounded and Breaded, Arugula, Grape Tomatoes

Bistecca di Manzo $48  

Painted Hills Farm Grass Fed Beef Rib Eye, Asparagus, Artichokes, Fingerling Potatoes, Béarnaise Sauce

I NOSTRI DOLCI

Souffle $18 Grand Marnier or Chocolate, Served with Gelato

 Torta Ricotta e Pesche $14 Ricotta Cream and Peach Cake

Mango Mousse con Frutta di Bosco $14 Mango Mousse with Berries

 Tiramisu $14 Lady Fingers, Espresso, Mascarpone Cheese, Amaretto

 Mousse al Cioccolato $14 Chocolate Mousse

 Tutto Pistacchio $14 Pistachio Cake, Pistachio Mousse, and Pistachio Gelato

 Gelato Del Giorno $12