Restaurants of the world beware… we have decided to make an addition to the site and to review all the restaurants that we eat in … and maybe some hotels…and some bars too!
So we were promising to let you know what amazing things we ate in Sardinia – so here it is!
Our first stop however was the seafood bar at Geneva airport… you have to start the holiday as it means to go on Oysters were banned however after James spent my 25th birthday in bed in Ibiza after eating them on the way!
So when we arrived we went straight to Ristorante Carbonara which was probably our favourite restaurant in Villasimius. Lovely food, lovely wine and smily waiters. The only thing that is strange was that there was no music (same with all restaurants there)! It was here that I discovered my favourite dish in Villasimius that I ate almost every day without fail…
Zuppa di Cozze e Arselle (Mussel and Clam Soup) …click for link to an english recipe…
The best bit was that you didn’t get a spoon but by the end of the week I managed to clean my plate by using the shells as spoons….it was really that yummy . The second best thing was that they put the bread in the soup before you start so it was delicious when you got it! James was a bit disgusted on how messy I got though! Other dishes that we had here were spaghetti with lobster, grilled shrimps and an amazing seafood risotto that we shared between us (holiday rule – you know it will be good if you have to have 2 people!)
The next evening we went to La Galleria , a nice restaurant with super friendly staff and a funky bar, where I upped the soup and discovered my 2nd favourite dish…
Fregula con Arselle…click for link to an english recipe...
Fregula is basically really ickle pieces of pasta that are made by hand – combined with the clams and the tomato sauce – yum. We bought some home with us so will try to cook them soon – we’ve also been tipped off about a Sardinian restaurant in Geneva where you can get them.
After having my fill of eating nothing but seafood for the first few days I was craving meat. On the way to the restaurant on the 3rd evening I was telling James that I would love a pasta with some sausage… and lo and behold at the Mora Bianca I discovered the Sardinian dish…
Malloreddus alla campidanese (Pasta with Sausage) …click for link to english recipe…
The dish includes saffron to give it the unusual taste and we are going to give this a go soon. I have a quite addictive personality therefore ate a combination of the above + one pizza for the rest of the week! I have to say though that La Piccola Oasi – behind the beach in Villasimius made the best one!
And what did James eat?
We loved Sardinia and will go back there at some point during the season – the beaches are white sand and turquoise water, the food is amazing and the ambiance was very relaxed. I have to give a shout-out to our hotel – Hotel Mariposas - which was amazing… super clean rooms, cheap mini bar, great staff and lovely pool… the location is amazing too – 700m from the beach and 800m from the town.