Everyone loves a bit of nostalgia...
There are plenty of traditional Italian dishes that hold memories and live-long comforts for people around the world. Eggplant Parmigiana is, arguably, one of those. It’s a staple but “staple” doesn’t mean stagnant.
At Due’, we’ve taken an authentic “Melanzane alla parmigiana” Sicilian recipe and served it to Seattle with modern style.
Melanzane alla Parmigiana, or Eggplant Parmesan as we call it here, is a southern Italian classic. We take our inspiration from the Sicilian tradition (not picking sides on the original origin for you fellow Italians!). We stick pretty close to the original you’re likely familiar with, preferring to not fix what is absolutely not broken. Eggplants are sliced thin and pan fried in olive oil. We layer the slices with tomato sauce and cheese and bake it in the oven all together. We make a slight deviation here from the “norm”and throw in a Sicilian touch of Caciocavallo cheese.
It sounds simple but we promise, the result is nothing less than exceptional. As always, we rely on quality ingredients that speak for themselves for outstanding taste.
This is the perfect, crowd pleasing appetizer.
We’d like to think of it as a work of art but not for a “night out” price.
Our Eggplant Parmigiana is just $7.70 at Due’ Cucina starting this week.