The new kitchen of I Monasteri Golf & SPA Resort takes its inspiration from the rich Sicilian tradition. Far from flat savors, the culinary proposal bears the signature of the Michelin-starred Chef Andrea Ribaldone, who has studied menus aimed at enhancing the gastronomic richness of the territory, in full respect of his "Fresh, Italian and Simple" philosophy. Seasonal ingredients, raw materials that are all of the island, chosen every day from the local fishermen and producers, are translated into dishes capable of enhancing aromas and tastes, without resorting to excessive processing. A wide choice of fresh fish from the coast and of rich reinterpretations of the traditional Sicilian recipes will make you taste incredible dishes matching the many island wines kept in the well-stocked cellar.
FRESH, GOOD AND SIMPLE
Taste of Sicily
Breakfast: 7-10 weekdays / 7-11 weekends
Lounge Bar: from 10:30-23
Room Service: 7-23
Pool Bar: 10:30-19
Food Concept by Star Chef Andrea Ribaldone
Our food concept is designed by the Michelin-starred chef Andrea Ribaldone. With him and under his guidance, our talented chef Nino Coppola has developed the new recipes for this season. Our new delicious menus are the result of research, passion, experience and creativity. It is a long process that finally arrives at the table, and there it reaches its highest expression.
Since 2014 he has been part of the JSH brigade led by the Michelin starred chef Andrea Ribaldone. In the summer of 2018 he took the helm in the kitchen of our resort, giving a touch of color and happiness to the culinary proposal. Yes, because Nino's kitchen is a "happy" kitchen. Happy for those who do it and happy for those who taste it. As a child he dreamed of becoming a great chef, but not a chef like those of the past, authoritarian and often ruthless. Those who work with him call it a playful a person who loves to joke and dampen the tension that sometimes occurs in the kitchen. Nino loves to work in team and it is not uncommon to hear him sing loudly while he is in the kitchen. His style looks at substance and never sacrifices quality in favor of form or composition. His absolute goal is to make the guest happy, delight him and see him get up from the table satisfied.
Taste and Beauty at the table
The Restaurants of our Resort
Our restaurant is the sublime place where you can taste inebriating flavors. It is here that we serve the dishes of our chefs together with our smile. A refined environment, bright during the day, suffused in the evening, designed to enhance the taste experience that we want to offer every day. The room overlooks the patio where the fountain throws water spouts, surrounded by the ancient architecture of the monastery and by greenery, lemons, carob trees and pomegranates. You can have lunch and dinner also outside, where the covered terrace will allow you to taste our flavors while the breeze refreshes the atmosphere. We are waiting for you at our table.
The most beautiful waking up
Good Morning at Breakfast
After a restful sleep in our quiet and comfy rooms, a rich breakfast awaits you. In the refined room overlooking the little lake, from the early morning we invite you to take a seat and enjoy your favorite breakfast choosing among the most varied delicacies of our sweet and savory buffet. It is an invitation to start the day well, to sit down and enjoy the moment, even outside, on the terrace immersed in the green of the golf course. Croissants stuffed with the most delicious creams, freshly baked cakes from our pastry chef, assorted sandwiches served hot and crispy, cannoli stuffed with fresh ricotta and candied fruit, yogurt and fresh fruit cut in season, cold cuts and cheeses with local selections. Eggs and bacon, excellent cafeteria, lots of fresh fruit juices, cereals, honeys and jams in various flavors. On request, we can serve you products for celiac and soy milk for intolerant.
Our rich à la carte menus
Our dinner is exclusively à la carte and includes 4 different proposals for each course, from appetizers to desserts, respecting our cuisine, which starts from the rich culinary tradition of the island revisited by the creativity of our Sicilian chef Nino Coppola. The dishes, for each course, are very rich, "flavor" is the protagonist enhanced by fresh and seasonal ingredients. In addition, we propose the dish of the day, which changes daily for starters, first and second courses. Our desserts are exclusively à la carte as well.
A special mention goes to the wine list, which focuses on local cellars and natural products, with a wide selection of wines. We give you the opportunity to taste different wines of this amazing part of Sicily, such as the Cataratta or the Nero d'Acola.
A light and fresh Menu
A little lunch in Heaven
At lunch we offer you a light menu with sandwiches and salads, hoagies and toasts, fresh snacks and tasty pickings cooked for you by our chef at the moment. You will have the possibility to enjoy your meal served both at the club house and at the restaurant. From late May to September, we will also serve you poolside. A true paradise.
Ask and You'll get satisfied
Food Habits & Needs
Whatever your need is, we intend to satisfy it. Whether you are a vegetarian, a vegan, a celiac or simply on a diet, our menus will exceed your expectations while satisfying your needs and your choices. We ask you to inform us about your eating habits when you arrive at the hotel: together with our chefs we will pay the utmost attention and we will offer you the best.
Sicilian Echoes and fresh products are the basis of our banqueting proposals. There are several menus already designed to give flavor to your business or private event: from coffee breaks to aperitives, from business lunchs to gala dinners, until the richest and most sophisticated wedding banquet. We will delight your guests with heavenly foods starting from the rich local tradition and adding the right dose of research and innovation. Our chefs will bring tastes to the table to convince the most refined palates. We can adapt and customize all the proposals, from food to the wine list, to get to the solution that's right for you.
Lounge Bar & Pool Bar
Enjoying the best Cocktails
In the lobby of our resort, you will find the lounge bar inside: an elegant corner surrounded by a large lounge with pool table, armchairs and low tables, where you can enjoy a drink during the day or in the evening, allowing yourself a pleasant game of pool. Opposite the bar there is the old decorated glass door that gives access to the beautiful outdoor terrace, overlooking the patio where the thousand year old ficus rises majestically. Towards evening, the terrace is tinged with the changing colors of the sunset and awaits you for a romantic aperitif. In the evening, comes alive and is perfect for pleasant drinks and moments of sociability. The pool bar open in the summer is at your disposal for refreshing drinks, ice creams and cocktails to be enjoyed by the pool.