On July 28, 2013 we had lunch to celebrate our 40th anniversary at the Michelin starred Zass restaurant, Il San Pietro Hotel, near Positano. Booking was by internet about a month in advance when planning our 24 day Mezzogiorno trip. My wife Terry and I had just arrived by car from Paestum. The luncheon would almost bring to a close our journey that had taken us criss-crossing the south, from one superb experience to another. We were early, so we took time out to sit on the patio. The scenery is out of this world. No one needs to be reminded of that. A Koferhof 2012 Pinot Grigiot, magnificently peachy, with olives and kettle chips had us wind down. With time to spare Mr. Andrea Esposito, the reservations manager, took us on a tour of the suites and rooms taking our collective breath away. Then to lunch. A delightful Prosecco Tre Dame 2011 was to accompany the meal. I started with Steamed lobster. It was soft, tender and tasty. Terry had her staple calamari. Also tender and pleasantly, gently spiced. Secondi piatti were filleted sea bass for me that was superb with just the right combination of herbs (including ground sage perhaps?) and for Terry fillet of Black Angus that had a bit of grizzle which could have been removed in the prepping department, but had great flavour which Terry allowed me to confirm with a small piece on her fork, and 100% done as ordered. Between courses, was to my mind, the triumph of the day: The intermezzo was a thimble of pressed John Dory. Rich in taste, packed in its tiny presentation I shall forever taste its magnificence. It accentuated the fish experience as well as referred to Terry’s steak, such was its maximum flavour. Service was exemplary. No hovering about. But at least three were a discrete distance away. And ever ready. We asked to be taken to the chef in charge of the meal. It was Sous Chef Mr. Antonio Villani in attendance whose happy countenance can be seen in one of our pictures. He and his kitchen team were enthusiastically congratulated. What a happy crowd. Contented kitchen staff make for contented diners. A magnificent experience all round in every department that deserved the price of the meal in every respect. We hope to be back soon. Thank you, the Cinque family.
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