By Executive Chef & Director of Culinary Enrichment Kathryn Kelly
Several years ago, I was strolling the beautiful streets of Taormina and I happened to stop for a coffee and breakfast snack when I discovered these beautiful caramel-colored rice balls. I decided to sample one, and discovered from the shop owner that the rice balls, arancini, are a traditional way Italians use leftover rice and risotto.
Where do chefs dine in Bermuda? We caught up with Director of Culinary Enrichment & Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly and Chef Instructor Annie Copps to discover the best spots on the island for food lovers and culinary connoisseurs. As any chef will tell you, cuisine is the key to the soul of a place – the perfect excuse to eat your way through Bermuda! Restaurant prices are typically on par with New York and San Francisco, but with some insider tips the experience will be worth it. From St. George to Hamilton and beyond, here are Chef Kelly and Chef Copps’ top recommendations for markets, restaurants and culinary experiences.
As a part of our Epicurean Insider video series that brings you behind-the-scenes culinary experiences, we’ll be sharing several classic recipes from The Culinary Center. For the complete recipe text, scroll below the video. Stay tuned for chef insights, market tours and more in the coming months!
By Culinary Enrichment Director & Executive Chef Kathryn Kelly
One of my favorite places to travel to in Italy is the Ligurian coast. Nestled between the Mediterranean coastline and the majestic Alps, Liguria is a darling of Italian culinary aficionados and its dishes celebrate both the mountains and the sea. Known as “the land of pesto,” Liguria is home to the fragrant “green gold” of the region, aromatic pesto. Genovese basil, creamy pine nuts and fresh garlic combine with fragrant olive oil to create this treasured staple of Liguria. Here are my favorite moments from our popular Culinary Discovery Tour available from Portofino: Chef Market Tour, Pesto, Pasta & Lunch.
The classic Tiki drink, a Mai Tai is the perfect way to transport yourself to a far-flung South Pacific beach complete with swaying palm trees, aquamarine waters and ukulele music. This refreshing tropical cocktail pairs best with warm weather and wanderlust.