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Help on Sicily Restaurants

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Joan Winston Mar 10, 2001 11:03 AM

We are going to Sicily in May. We're staying in Taormina for a week and will have a car to explore the area. Does anybody out there know any special restaurants in that area? Then on to Naples - Positano for a week and ending in Florence. I've done some Chowhound research on the Tuscany area (also Naples) but a lot of the stuff is over a year old. Any more recent experiences in those three places? Thanks in advance.

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    Tastebud Mar 10, 2001 06:11 PM

    I was in Sicily this past September and some Sicilian friends took us to Taormina for what they called "the best profiterole in the world"... trust the natives! I can't remember the name of the place but as you go through the main gate of the town, make the first right and go up the hill. There's a restaurant about 50-75 feet up, on the left. I think there was a big wooden door at the entrance. Go there! (I'm sorry I can't be more specific about name/location; I hope this helps!)

    Also, you must try "latte di mandorla" - almond milk. One of the bars in Taormina made it with almond granita and I was swooning!

    Didn't do dinner in Taormina (just got our sugar fix) but also traveled around the whole eastern part of the island. Stayed at some of the Sicilian "Aziende Agricole" - farms which have opened their doors to tourists and offer B&B. You can have dinner at these farms and the food is always incredible - real home cooking, farm-grown ingredients, homemade wine and olive oil - often all organic. We were paying about $45-50/person for bed, breakfast and dinner.

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