Antica Focacceria S. Francesco makes Sicily proud in Milan
Antica Focacceria San Francesco, founded in 1834 and run by the Conticello family, is a world famous temple of street food in Palermo. Over the centuries, the quality of their authentic food has attracted thousands of people, including historical figures such as Garibaldi, Pirandello, Crispi and many others.
Over the past few decades, Antica Focacceria San Francesco, has made Sicilians proud not only for keeping up with tradition and the quality of their food, but also for standing up against the mafia. The two brothers, Fabio and Vincenzo, have become an example for other businessmen in Palermo and the rest of Sicily. You can watch journalist Barbara Serra's interview to Fabio in the video below.
It is therefore, we exceptional pride and pleasure that I read the news about the new opening of the Antica Focacceria di San Franceso, on November 16th, in the centre of Milan, near the Duomo (via San Paolo, 18). If you really cannot make it to Palermo to enjoy their food in the 175 years old Focacceria, but happen to be in Milan, do not miss this opportunity to taste: panelle, pasta con le sarde, sfincione and much more.
Just to get your appetite going, here is one of the menus they sent me for a client who wanted to take a group of friends to the focacceria in palermo to have a "small" lunch;):
arancinette carne, arancinette vegetariane, arancinette burro, panelle, crocchè di latte e di patate
Tris di focaccine:
focaccina con ricotta e milza; focaccina con pomodorino, acciughe e formaggio; focaccina con ricotta e caciocavallo
Caponata di melanzane
Trancio di sfincione
Cannolo di ricotta
You can watch journalist Barbara Serra's interview to Fabio here: