(All’ombra dell’ultimo sole
S’era assopito un pescatore
E aveva un solco lungo il viso
Come una specie di sorriso…)
Fabrizio De Andrè.
One of the most beloved Italian songwriters one day decided that his new subject would be him: a fisherman, a good man.
A taciturn, solitary gentleman who lived a day like any other, like any other.
At sunset, sitting doing what he best he knew how to do: wait.
Wait for a fish to bite, so as to sustain it.
Imagine doing this in life.
Maybe to have had the only chance to play this humble role.
To sit and wait. Looking to the horizon.
But what, after all, is there beyond?
<< Is there another life to live that I don’t know? >>
<< Maybe, after all, I am also destined for something else? >>
Getting lost in thoughts, in the silence of the warm light of the seven o’clock in the evening sun.
(The eyes opened the old man to the day
He didn’t even look around
But he poured out the wine and broke the bread
For those who said I’m thirsty and I’m hungry ..)
Suddenly a murderer arrives, says De Andrè, who reveals his needs: food, wine.
In no uncertain terms, without asking politely.
But the fisherman of De Andrè seems to read beyond appearances.
He seems to read in his “two big childish eyes” that behind the rude behavior, the homicidal presentation, there is a man.
For this he pleases him, without speaking, without asking.
He does not look at the differences, indeed perhaps he impersonates himself.
A man who came alone, who doesn’t ask for much.
His thrift does not stop at manners.
Many say that he represents God, and that for this reason he has found a way to help that “poor” man, but perhaps you can look at the two as equals.
At that moment, they were the same.
And then he went back to doing what he had to do: wait.
Did he catch more fish that evening at sunset? Is he back with more loot?
It’s liked to think so, that if you do good unconditionally, without asking or expecting, the good also comes back.
With the experience and availability of the Chef Interrante, guests have the opportunity to take a boat trip and participate in sea urchin fishing, and then make the classic spaghetti with sea urchins, herbs and cherry tomatoes. Enjoy a relaxing day on a boat by the sea in the beautiful Sicilian sea
Participate in fishing and learn the technique of catching sea urchins in crystal clear water and then eating them on the boat itself. The experience then continues in the kitchen by the sea where the chef guides guests through the secrets of a perfect spaghetti with sea urchins. During the lesson, the chef talks about the Arab origins of pasta, the arrival of tomatoes in Italy and how these two ingredients have revolutionized Italian culture.
After collecting fresh cherry tomatoes from the garden and shelling the sea urchins, the same ingredients will be used, thanks to the chef’s help in making the delicious spaghetti with sea urchins, one of the dishes that most enhances the freshness and richness of the products of the Sicilian waters. At the end of the experience you can finally taste the delicacy, accompanied by local wine and savored in a unique and convivial atmosphere!