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February 19, 2014

Le Sirenuse Brings a Taste of the Amalfi Coast to California

By Ingrid Skjong | Hotels

Le Sirenuse Brings a Taste of the Amalfi Coast to California
Courtesy of Shutters on the Beach

Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica takes on an Italian air as it pairs up with Le Sirenuse (sirenuse.it), the idyllic hotel located in Positano, Italy, for a week of food and style. The culinary collaboration, involving Le Sirenuse Michelin-starred chef Matteo Temperini and Shutters executive chef Sven Mede, features dishes—served at the hotel’s One Pico restaurant (pictured above)—that not only impress but illustrate how the two escapes complement each other effortlessly.

“What is so wonderful is to see the importance given to the ingredients in both cuisines,” says Le Sirenuse owner Antonio Sersale. “Both the Californian cuisine and the Neapolitan are healthy, genuine, simple and always very tasteful.”

Dishes by chef Temperini, such as lombata di vitello (roasted veal cutlet with capers, baby onions and anchovy juice) and tortelli con Genovese di manzo agerolino alle spezie (tortellini topped with black truffles and Parmesan fondue), mix with contributions from Mede like grilled Georges Bank swordfish with crispy polenta, cipollini onions, black olives and blood oranges. Fittingly, the Amalfi Coast inspires the wines.

The experience doesn’t end with dinner. A pop-up shop in Shutters, organized by Carla Sersale, co-owner of Le Sirenuse and creator of its popular boutique, Emporio Le Sirenuse, offers a well-edited selection of items including totes, scarves, swim trunks, glassware and the hotel’s Eau d’Italie bath collection.

“[This] is an opportunity to experience a bit of the paradise that is Le Sirenuse,” says Shutters on the Beach general manager Gregory Day, “including its food, wines and the other pleasures of life on the Amalfi Coast.” Through February 26; 1 Pico Blvd.; 310-458-0300; shuttersonthebeach.com.