Maria Grammatico

Pastries in Erice

This cafe-pasticceria is run by Maria Grammatico, Sicily's most famous pastry chef, and the subject of Mary Taylor Simeti's book Bitter Almonds – a series of recipes and recollections from Signora Grammatico's childhood, when she learnt her considerable skills from the nuns of Erice. Try the exquisite cannoli in the leafy back garden.