published on: 22.06.2022 16:46:00 – updated: 24.06.2022 17:20:39
Ça Papille honors Italy this Friday. It is impossible to talk about Italy without talking about pizza. That is why the Mona Lisa restaurant in Yvoir delighted the taste buds of our evening guests.
Summer vacation is approaching, and with it the desire to travel. This week at Ça Papille we take you to Italy while you stay comfortably seated in your armchair. A show with a very special flavor as it is the last of the season.
On our set, our guests were able to taste the star of Italian cuisine: pizza. It was the Mona Lisa restaurant in Ivory that delighted the guests. All our guests and even the technicians rushed to the pizzas made during the show with lots of flashes and Instagram posts. It must be said that the restaurant was second in the world ranking of a pizza competition in 2019. Therefore, the reputation of the place is well established. This is not one, but four pizzas that pizza makers have come up with:
- Rasso Terra: Smoked provola/asparagus/white mushrooms/pancetta cooked at low temperature and grill/onion jam.
- Margueritea: San Marzano tomatoes/milk flowers mozzarella di Tramonti/basil.
- Battipalia: San Marzano tomatoes/Mozzarella di Bufala DOP/Basil.
- Mattel Pizza: Green Asparagus Puree/ Smoked Provola/ Burrata/ Grilled Pancetta at Low Temperature/ Grilled Asparagus/ Red Onion Marmalade.
Besides the pizza, we traveled to Italy thanks to our columnist Céline Colinet, always on the lookout for good deals. Céline gave us three ways to go to Italy while standing on our chair:
- Italian delights in Hamois: Filippo Paoletti’s delicatessen for more than 20 years. It is very well established in the region and has managed to build a solid reputation over time. He hails from Montefalcone and most of his products come from this region. They are all produced by small producers. Céline is particularly enamored with one of the wines sold at the grocery store, Epicuro.
- The ‘Pastaqueen’ Instagram account: the influencer uses simple, noble products to make the essentials of Italian cuisine. These posts are partially in Italian and the recipe is in English to reach a wider audience.
- The movie “Call Me By Your Name”: a 2017 film about diving into the romantic Italy of the 80s. This is how Celine describes this film to us: “Elio is 17 years old and spends his holidays in a 17th century villa owned by his rich parents. Because his father is a teacher of Greco-Roman culture. Through this, Oliver, an American PhD student, comes into his life. An extraordinary love encounter, beautiful but painful.
We also got our nature storyteller, Virginie Hess, on set. She told us behind the scenes of the videos she produced with Thomas Meunier in the heart of Dinan’s nature: camouflage to be discreet, a hiding place for a few hours to find the animal you want to highlight. This is a job where patience is essential.