Carmelo Pannocchietti from Arà prepares Sicilian specialties that are steeped in tradition. From sweets to arancine, with many varieties: one for meat lovers, one for those who prefer fish, one for those who can’t give up the flavours of aubergine alla Norma, and even one for those who have a penchant for the simplicity of butter and spinach. Complete attention is given to the recipes: just think that Arà has even opened a biodynamic business where they cultivate part of the fruit that they candy. When bought from external providers, the fruit is carefully selected: for citrus peels, he only uses Interdonato lemon, Ribera orange and Ciacculli mandarin. The figs, peaches and apricots he chooses from organic growers. For the marzipan, Carmelo Pannocchietti has no doubt: only Roman almonds from the Val di Noto. Pistachios from Bronte, chocolate from Modica, ricotta from Giarratana: whether you bite into a cannolo, taste a cassatina or a granita, with Carmelo Pannocchietti and Arà the sensation is always that: a piece of Sicily that melts in your mouth.