trapani

Christmas in Trapani….Food, Food, Food

Christmas in Trapani, Sicily means eating from the Vigilia di Natale ( 24th  December night till the night of December 26th, Santo Stefano).  Two days of non-stop eating!

Here are  samples of the food served during this period.

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New Bar in Trapani: MEET CAFE’

Here are pictures from the inauguration of MEET CAFE’, a new bar/pastry shop which opened in Trapani on Monday, December 6.  What a fun evening!  Lots of pastries, croissants, babas, cakes, pies, cassatelle, genovesi and tons more sweets as well as juice and of course, coffee, espresso, cappuccino and so on. You will find Meet Cafè on Via Marconi in Trapani.

The original Meet Cafè is in Paceco, a little town about 15kms from Trapani.

Just for your information, a bar in Italy is not the traditional American bar, but a cafè where they also sell drinks, but it’s mainly a coffee place.

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Where to eat in Trapani: Ristorante ESMERALDA

ESMERALDA is a newly-opened restaurant in Trapani, near Piazza Vittorio Emanuele and off Via Fardella in the center of the city. They have a variety of dishes…fish, meat, couscous and other Sicilian dishes.

 

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Seafood salad

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Gnocchi with tomato sauce

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Spaghetti alle Vongole

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Limoncello …. made with Sicilian lemons

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Cassatelle con ricotta ….fried dumplings with ricotta filling

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New arrivals in Trapani

Newly opened LIDL and McDonald’s have caused quite a stir in Trapani.

LIDL was welcomed by mostly everyone. But not so Mc. Those against said we don’t need junk food because we have such great food in Trapani; those for, said that Mc would create many jobs.

The controversy still goes on and it will continue, but, judging from the children’s reaction, McDonald’s is here to stay!

 

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The Shoe Invasion – Scarpe & Scarpe takes Trapani by storm

Scarpe & Scarpe,one  of the most famous shoe chain stores in Italy,  has arrived in Trapani, not exactly in the city, a bit out of it but it’s only about 10 minutes by car, or less.  It caused great excitement in Trapani and its province.

Scarpe & Scarpe sells all kinds of shoes and boots, high quality but affordable prices.  Shoes for both men and women. They also sell hats, umbrellas, socks, scarves, sweaters and jackets.

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