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Sorrentine Dining

James Andrew at Parco dei Principi.

James Andrew at Parco dei Principi.

Details.

Details.

As the old Italian proverb goes, “rice is born in water and must die in wine.” And you must surely know by now, we at WIJW? are sensitive to cultural commandments, especially when they involve a good bottle of wine! Needless to say dining options abound on the Amalfi Coast, and we spent much of our stay devouring one spectacular Sorrentine dish after another at the super chic Gio Ponti restaurant at the Parco dei Principi as well as in the historic district at the wonderful La Antica Trattoria. A refreshing bottle of my favorite Italian Rosé facilitated our gustatory explorations quite nicely, and we happily manged to conclude more than one of our meals with generous portions of the most divine “fragoline di bosco” wild strawberries.

Gio Ponti restaurant.

Gio Ponti restaurant.

The well dressed table.

The well dressed table.

The Italians have such a flair for understated elegance, and this was nicely apparent in the lovely table settings – fine linen napkins, and proper silverware! Dining here is a true celebration.



Luckily for me, dressing well in Italy is more oft than not rewarded by preferential treatment when it comes to getting seated at a fine restaurant! I’m pictured above dressed for dinner wearing a Tom Ford “Spencer” sport jacket in rose silk linen basket weave and pale blue cotton french cuff shirt with contrast white collar, Seaman Schepps silver pearl with pale blue sapphire cuff links, Turnbull and Asser retro print silk pocket square in blues and white, Diesel white skinny jeans, Gucci silver chain link belt and navy suede loafers, Cartier “Tank” Divan” from Raj Tolaram and my fragrance is the impossibly fresh Creed Bois de Cedrat.

11 Comments

  1. DeanFarris says:

    Hi James,

    So nice to see your eyes again ! What a great post, it made me very hungry ! I very much like your pink jacket, it must have went beautifully with the rose’ !

    Dean in Naples (Dino di Napoli)

  2. Leo says:

    Awesome. Was looking at a similar jacket today but it was in royal blue, but didn’t have my size. Gucci of course.

  3. I love the pink but I appreciate the closeup of the accessory and how that works with the sleeve/jacket proportions.

  4. Matt says:

    Yeah,

    Here’s my favorite jacket again !!!
    Love it, looks so cool and fab for dining in a Gio Ponti designed space.
    Did you try one of their risotto’s? Weren’t they the yummiest!!!!

    Looking foward to the rest of your sorrentine stories.
    Did you dine at Caruso?

    Matt

  5. Nice post and great choice of clothes, as always!

    PS – If you are on wordpress, add the widget that allows readers to receive emails every time you publish something new (see the top right corner of my blog for reference). It would be great to get an alert on your posts on my inbox.

  6. James Andrew says:

    Hello Matt,

    That pink jacket is becoming one of my favorites pieces as well.

    I did not get to try one of the risottos, next time I will be sure to order one.

    I will have about 14 more Amalfi posts so stay tuned and thanks for all your continued support and input.

    Cheers

    James

  7. James Andrew says:

    Hello World Man about town,

    I have a feature on the top of the page where you can subscribe.

    Thanks for all your feedback!

    Cheers

    James

  8. bazil chidi says:

    I love the entire outfit. Everything!

    I like the detail on the belt.

    And of course, nice shoes.

  9. Joe Ruggiero says:

    You inspire us all. Keep up your superb style.

  10. Loving the pink jacket!
    Actually I have a similar Paul Smith one and I was feeling like wearing it today 😉

  11. B says:

    Wow the background is amazing, it makes you look even more incredible!

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