Professional Sicilian pasta makers Simone Usenato and Vincenzo Patti bring to Amsterdam the authentic, century-old cooking traditions of the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily.
Sicilian cuisine is widely praised both in Italy and the rest of the world. It’s the flavors, the technique; it’s the quality of the ingredients and the intense passion about Sicilian food.
Vicio Il Mastro Pastaio is more than food; it’s an experience, a peek into the old kitchens of Palermo, Syracuse, and Mount Etna’s foothills. The chef’s traditional style is the best way to savor Sicilian cooking in Amsterdam.
Freshly made pasta is a luxury; an indulgence. It’s hard work and long hours; a lot of Sicilian pasta is made by hand, piece by piece. For chefs Simone and Vincenzo, fresh pasta is simply the only way and makes the most of their menu, but their offer is as wide and varied as the Sicilian island itself.
They serve classics like tagliatelle al ragú and pasta alla norma along with unique dishes like gamberoni with pistachio and their beautiful dish of clams and mushrooms. Squid ink-flavored, black spaghetti, with tomato, mussels, and clams is a standout dish, and so is the tagliatelle with pistachio pesto and dried tomatoes.
Every Sicilian cuisine is well represented harmoniously, and save room for dessert because their handmade, traditional cannolo, their ricottamisu al’ marsala, and their baked cassata are to die for.
There’s more than one way to enjoy Sicilian cuisine from chefs Usenato and Patti.
Unique celebrations and memorable occasions merit a private chef, to reproduce the flavors of the Mediterranean in your kitchen.
Whether it’s a private dinner or a catering service, Vicio Il Mastro Pastaio will offer a magnificent display of flavor and color.
A perfectly curated office catering service and impressive food displays for corporate events guarantee high-level experiences and satisfied guests.
There’s something more, a well-kept secret. The best way to enjoy traditional Sicilian cuisine, prepared by masterful hands, is getting involved.
When available, Vicio Il Mastro Pastaio Pasta workshops are not to be missed. Hands-on, practical cooking for all experience levels will leave you with a full belly, but also a sense of pride. Making pasta is something you can’t miss in life, and it’s guaranteed that you’ll never see food in the same way again.
Visit Vicio Il Mastro Pastaio’s website or give them a call. It’s hard to find such a traditional home-cooked meal, far away from home.