by Rebecca Cahilly-Taranto (City & Shore Magazine)
Off the west coast of Italy, the island of Sardinia encapsulates the quintessential Italian lifestyle. Proximity to sea and mountains has shaped a unique food culture, which, in combination with a simple, fuss-free lifestyle, contributes to Sardinia's designation (by author and National Geographic fellow Dan Buettner) as one of the world's Blue Zones- areas where people live the longest and report the greatest lifestyle satisfaction.
In the back corner of a bustling shopping plaza in Weston, Sardinia's cuisine and culture have come to life at Zona Blu. In the kitchen, Sardinian-born Executive Chef Andrea Fadda and Sicilian Chef Marco Di Simone combine their talents and expertise to create an authentic and inspiring menu. Step inside to be instantly transported to a seaside terrazza, where the entire staff - from Pasquale, the Sardinian head waiter, to owners of Sardinian descent Debbie Marras Bautista and Sheila Marras David - treat you to a truly wonderful dining experience.
Chef Andrea's signature appetizer, Soufle al Pecorino, a soufle of Sardinian pecorino cheese with roasted portobello mushrooms in black truffle sauce; a bottle of Cannonau di Sardegna; and Seadas di Miele Sardo, a puff pastry filled with sweet cheese and drizzled with Sardinian honey- made daily by Debbie and Sheila's mother.
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