We follow the narrow road from the hilltop village of Seiano to arrive at Gennaro Esposito’s Torre del Saracino. Gennaro’s restaurant is elegantly integrated in and around a 1300 year old watch tower, and safely tucked in the tiny fishing village. The dining room is bathed in a warm diffused light so typical for the coast. A happy situation for a food photographer.
After a tour of the impressively staffed kitchen we get to meet Gennaro. He is a fitting example of southern Italian hospitality: calm, good-humored and seemingly care free. Apart from running his 2-star Michelin kitchen, Gennaro Esposito makes sure he greets every customer in the restaurant. He will check in with us a few times, making sure we are enjoying the experience.
From our corner side table we stare at the Tyrrhenian Sea. A tranquil scene beautifully paired with Gennaro’s delicate dishes.
I will let his food do the rest of the talking …
La Torre Del Saracino: Via Torretta, 9 Marina di Seiano 80069 Vico Equense (NA), +39 081 8028555.
Further reading: Michelin Guide