Sardinian gastronomy: a journey to discover the flavours and aromas of the island
The new tourism trend in Italy is the foodcation where travellers seek authentic gastronomic experiences.
Foodcations are becoming a popular trend in the tourism sector. These are holidays where travellers seek out authentic gastronomic experiences to enhance their trip.
Exploring the world through food allows you to fully immerse yourself in local traditions and discover the immense culinary heritage of each region and country.
It is widely acknowledged that in Italy, the culture of food and wine plays a significant role and is considered a valuable cultural heritage. This is evident in the country’s globally renowned cuisine, which serves as a testimony to the history and identity of each region. The flavors and preparations of Italian food are influenced by its rich historical and cultural background.
Each region offers unique dishes and high-quality ingredients and knows how to pass on ancient recipes from generation to generation. The gastronomic heritage is so vast that it is difficult to list all the dishes and ingredients that compose it.
For instance northern Italian cuisine is known for its fresh pastas and risotto, while the Centre boasts a captivating blend of Northern and Southern influences, featuring irresistible dishes like pasta all’amatriciana. As for the South, it’s renowned for its bold Mediterranean flavours, with olive oil, tomatoes, and fresh fish taking centre stage.
Furthermore, Coldiretti’s analysis presented during Bit 2023, the International Tourism Exchange in Milan, clearly illustrates that food has become the primary expense during holidays in Italy. More than one-third of the budget is allocated towards dining at pizzerias, restaurants, farmhouses, trattorias, street food stalls, and even purchasing food and wine souvenirs at local festivals and markets.
Sardinian food and wine culture: a journey through flavours
Sardinia is known for its distinctive culinary traditions deeply rooted in history, which sets it apart in the Italian food and wine scene. This stunning island, located in the heart of the Mediterranean, has been ruled by different civilisations over the years, leaving a significant influence on its cuisine.
One of its strengths is the vast variety of zero-kilometre products, which are fresh and authentic. The island offers a wide variety of flavours that reflect the unique characteristics of the region. The coastal dishes feature seafood such as lobsters, prawns, and sea urchins, while the inland cuisine focuses more on meat. Local delicacies include wild boar, suckling pig (porceddu), venison, and lamb.
Sardinia is also renowned for its cheeses, such as pecorino sardo, with an intense and aromatic flavour, the rare and fragrant casizolu and casu marzu, a pecorino cheese fermented with fly larvae that give it an unmistakable flavour.
Fregola, a pasta variety similar to couscous, is another distinctive element of Sardinian cuisine, often paired with fresh seafood, as is the thin and crunchy carasau bread, an icon of tradition often served during holidays and special occasions.
The island is much more than just a food and wine destination: it is a place where cuisine is intertwined with culture and tradition.
Each dish tells a story, and each festival celebrates the passion for food and love for its roots. Every meal is an unforgettable experience, in which to discover the genuineness and authenticity of Sardinian food.
Pacchetto Gusto, discover the culinary delights of Palazzo Doglio, in the heart of Cagliari
For an extraordinary journey through the flavours and aromas of Sardinia, Palazzo Doglio, an elegant 5-star luxury hotel in the centre of Cagliari, offers its guests the exclusive Pacchetto Gusto.
A unique opportunity to discover the great classics of the Italian culinary tradition expertly reinterpreted in a contemporary key by Executive Chef Alessandro Cocco of Osteria del Forte, who grew up at Forte Village under the guidance of starred chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Heinz Beck.
To enhance your special evening, you can visit the American Bar, which offers a sophisticated menu of innovative cocktails, classic favourites, and exclusive vintage liqueurs.
The package (valid all year round) includes:
- VIP treatment on arrival and a welcome bottle of spumante
- A culinary experience with a tasting menu masterfully created by executive chef Alessandro Cocco (drinks not included)
- Creative cocktail, designed and prepared by the head Bartender
- Delicious Continental Breakfast
- Private and covered parking (upon availability)
- High-speed Wi-Fi
- Early Check in and Late Check out (upon availability)
Rate with accommodation in Prestige room, from €420
- One night stay
- Rates in Euro, per room, per night, in double occupancy
- VAT included.
Would you like to taste the best of Sardinian cuisine and enjoy a holiday full of charm and elegance? Book a stay at Palazzo Doglio in Cagliari