Unmaredivino: “A bite for lunch at Gioacchino’s”
Traditional recipes and premium quality wines for a week end in Gallura
Here is what a “byte” is in Sardinia!! Wow
We are eating at his place and family is cooking for us: “Zuppa Berchiddese” a very special dish typical of Berchidda. I would describe it as a sort of lasagna made of Sardinia bread “schiacciatina”, a tomato sauce, a broth from sheep, “pecorino” from the area and a special sweet cheese “filante” that, when cooked, melts creating long threads of cheese. We saw the final preparation of this dish and it’s amazing.(and a lot of work too!)
Here is the broth, the tomato sauce and the bread made into pieces. Everything is ready for the “magic”
Here is the “filante” cheese cut into small pieces
Here they start putting all ingredients one by one slowly into the broth pan. Mind they keep stirring continuously so that all ingredients melt together
More cooking and stirring and we are ready to go and eat!
Here is what “Zuppa Berchiddese” looks like in my plate. Yummy! Now I have a clearer idea of what a “byte for lunch” means in Berchidda and…it’s not all!
The cook had also prepared a typical dessert “Seadas” a kind of large, round “Raviolo” with a local, tyical sheep cheese inside. It gets fried and then…
Here it is they serve in your plate covered with beautiful honey melted on the “Seadas”. Seadas pair perfectly with Gioacchino Sini’s “Passito Smeraldo”