This Week We Celebrate Rossini
This week opera is back in Gozo with Rossini’s opera buffa ‘Il Barbiere di Sivigilia’. The two-act opera will be held at the Aurora Opera House this Saturday, 23 April 2016 as part of the Gaulitana Festival.
What many people might not know is that Gioachino Rossini, the composer of this well know opera amongst many many others, hails from the Italian seaside town of Pesaro. Coincidentally our welcoming front of house Emanuele as well as our chef Michela both hail from Pesaro. Therefore, they have decided to put some hints of Pesaro in the specials for this week.
Even though Rossini studied and lived for a considerable time in Italy, he spent his later years living and composing in Paris. Apart from his love for music he was also considered as a true foodie. After retiring from composing he dedicated more time to his passion of cooking. There actually are quite a few recipes dedicated to Rossini which were either created specifically by him or for him.
One thing is for sure that he did his best to marry the best Italian, French and Spanish cuisine. Ironically he did write a few musical hors d’oeuvres in his old age. Pieces about anchovies, cornichons, raisins and nuts.
Following are the special dishes we have prepared for this weekend.
Trio of Rabbit Pâté
Asparagus & Bottarga Spaghetti
Cannelloni di Pesaro
Pesaro Sea Pot
Filetto alla Rossini
Local Lemon Tart
Grand Marnier Parfait