Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo returns once again to the country of his birth, as he travels over 630 miles along Italy’s beautiful coastline, showcasing ten handpicked gems along the Mediterranean coastline.
During the eight-part series, Gino takes in the regions of Tuscany, Lazio, Calabria, the Amalfi Coast, the famous island of Capri and Gino’s home town of Naples. He also visits the island of Elba and the Aeolians. The locations are chosen for their beauty, or for the strong personal connection they have to the chef, and each one tells an enticing food story. He completes his journeys by boat, car, train and his trusty moped. Using the region’s world class ingredients – sourced from the ancient cities’s local artisans – and a little local knowledge, Gino creates plenty of delicious dishes.
Gino begins his journey on the stunning Amalfi coast, located in the middle of ‘the boot’. He visits the picture postcard village of Positano and sails along the coast to discover the culinary traditions that are being kept alive by the locals. Gino creates some simple but utterly mouth-watering dishes, which bring a little slice of Italian summer to brighten up the autumnal evenings.
Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape Season 2 Episode 1 (of 8) airs Wednesday 1 November 2017 from 8.00pm-8.30pm.