Caesar Augustus

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08/24/13

Three months out and Alessandro from Caesar Augustus was correct as he heard the Bay of Capri calling for a return.  It was Alessandro and Lucia who invited us into Caesar Augustus’ oasis of luxury and natural beauty in early June and it is the two of them who help to organize a week of renewal and exploration.  From Capri to Almafi the experience is one I wish every seeker of La Dolce Vita will experience as they pursue the pleasure that come with living a good and just life.  The weather in June was not the best.  It was  slightly cold and rainy which hampered our return to several of our favorite spots: Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria, Il San Pietro, and Santa Caterina, but this time the weather was grand and we managed to add a few new spots.

Discovering exclusive and refined establishments positioned in some of the most beautiful spots in the Mediterranean has truly enhanced my pursuit and enjoyment of the good life.  Thank goodness Palm Beach is only a two hour flight away – – one can not do this every three months.

 

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Caesar Augustus – Lobby

 

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Caesar Augustus – Lobby

 

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Caesar Augustus – The Bar

 

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Caesar Augustus – The Terrace

 

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Caesar Augustus – The Terrace

 

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Vino on the Terrace before lunch

 

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Checked-in

 

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The Room

 

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Balcony View – Mt. Vesuvius far left and Sorrento far right

 

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Balcony View – Sorrento And the Bay of Capri

 

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Balcony View – The Isle of Ischia

 

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Checked-in, back on the terrace for the view and heading to lunch

 

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Being greeted by Alessandro and escorted to lunch

 

We finally made our way to lunch and was ready for what we knew was going to be heavenly.  Our last several stops here served us well with respect to Chef Eduardo Vuolo’s cuisine and today would be a small reminder of what was in store for the next several days.

Lunch:

 

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La Terrazza di Lucullo – Menu

 

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Pasquale presenting one of his favorite Sauvignon Blancs

 

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St. Michael Eppan 2012 – Sauvignon Blanc

 

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The Pour, The Sniff, The Swirl and my palate being pleased

 

This selection was ideal for our entrees.  The mineral qualities and elegant acidity worked in perfect harmony with Chef Vuolo’s judicious seasoning.

 

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Penne Pasta with a little Parmigiano-Reggiano

 

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Lemon chicken and fresh spinach

 

The rest of the day was spent at the pool, then sunset and dinner.

 

 

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Designated Dining Spot (pre-darkness)

 

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Sunset above the Pool – Isle of Ischia far right

 

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Balcony Sunset

 

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Sunset

 

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Designated Dining Spot – Darkness

 

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Mixed seafood and mixed pastas

 

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Octopus and mixed seafood

 

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Grilled Pork and veggies

 

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MOIO – Falerno del Massico (Primitivo)

Up Next – Dining under the lemon trees!!!!!

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