Sicilian dishes are on the rise in Leeds’ Italian restaurants
One of the favourite regional cuisines represented in Leeds’ Italian restaurants is that of Sicily. As an island separate from the mainland of Italy, Sicily has a distinct cuisine all its own, and features influences from the Greek, Spanish, French and Arabic kitchens. Because it is surrounded by water, Sicilian cuisine relies on using seafood in many of their dishes, with favourites including fish like tuna, sea bream and swordfish. Many different cultures have passed through Sicily, trading their various spices and ingredients with the local people, planting citrus and olive trees among many others. In Leeds’ Italian restaurants, you’re certain to find fabulous Sicilian dishes including delicacies like spaghetti ai ricci (spaghetti with sea urchin) and pasta alla norma, a speciality from the region of Catania. When dining at one of the Italian restaurants in Leeds, be sure to take a Sicilian dessert like cassata, a deliciously sweet sponge cake packed with fruits and chocolate.