Michelin Starred Terrazza Bosquet Review

Sorrento’s Michelin-Starred Terrazza Bosquet Review

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We had the pleasure of dining at the Michelin-starred Terrazza Bosquet while staying in Sorrento’s Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. It was a night to remember. Honestly, it will be hard to surpass as far as dining experiences go. We are excited to share our Terrazza Bosquet review and take you behind the scenes with us. We wish there was a way to share the taste of the food with you, but our photos will have to do. You’ll just have to visit for yourself to experience this wonderful restaurant in Sorrento.

Dreamy Location

Sorrento is the gateway to the Amalfi Coast and has views that will take your breath away. Terrazza Bosquet offers arguably the most beautiful view you will find in Sorrento, set on a cliff overlooking the Gulf of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius. Ruins of Emperor Augustus’s villa are said to lay beneath the hotel, so you know this is a dreamy location. During the summer, guests sit on a beautiful terrace with a relaxing sea breeze and sublime view for the sunset. In colder weather there is indoor seating with large windows showcasing the breathtaking view. We could stare at this all day.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

View of Gulf of Naples and Mt. Vesuvius from Terrazza Bosquet outdoor terrace at Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria in Sorrento

Exceptional Service

The view is incredible and the service is even more impressive at Terrazza Bosquet. From the moment we arrived to the end of the night, we had outstanding service from the entire team. Benito, the manager, greeted us with a huge smile and seated us at a beautiful candle-lit table. Our waiters Giovanni and Francesco took excellent care of us all night. We were so happy to see Giovanni again, who had been our server at breakfast during our stay at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. We had already gotten to know him very well so were laughing and joking with him all night. Natale, the sommelier, poured us fantastic wines that paired perfectly with each course. He even showed us the wine cellar, which was quite impressive! We cannot forget Chef Antonino Montefusco, Terrazza Bosquet’s Michelin-star chef. He invited us into the kitchen to see the live action creating the masterpieces.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

The fabulous staff that makes Terrazza Bosquet an unforgettable dining experience

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Sommelier Natale and Server Giovanni provide impeccable service

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Executive Chef Antonino Montefusco is the mastermind behind Terrazza Bosquet’s creations

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Vast wine cellar at Terrazza Bosquet

Behind the Scenes

So you can imagine that we were beyond thrilled when we were invited to visit the kitchen at Terrazza Bosquet. We have the wonderful General Manager Tiziana to thank for this incredible opportunity. Thanks Tiziana and Chef Antonino! We will never forget this night.

We snapped photos of the chefs hard at work creating their edible works of art. Bertaut had some fun taking slow motion videos of the pasta chef flipping pasta in his skillet. We learned that there are over 20 different kinds of tomatoes, who knew? They meticulously arranged them on a plate to serve with pasta. We even got to taste a few dishes. Yum!

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

22 different kinds of tomatoes and basil go into one of their spaghetti dishes at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

So many sauces are needed to create the elaborate dishes at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Each dish is plated with passion and precision at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

We had so much fun getting a sneak peak of the kitchen at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Perfect and ready to leave the kitchen at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Sampling some dishes in the kitchen at Terrazza Bosquet

The Menu

Executive Chef Antonino Montefusco takes great pride in his menu, as you can see from his message below. Everything was beautifully and creatively presented. Each dish was an exquisite work of art. Dinner at Terrazza Bosquet is the ultimate foodie experience.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Introductory message on the menu at Terrazza Bosquet from Executive Chef Antonino Montefusco

5 course menu

Terrazza Bosquet has a 5 course and 7 course tasting menu as well as a la carte menu. The 5 course tasting menu is 110 Euros and at the time of our visit included the following dishes.

1. Tortierra Red Mullet with candied red onions and beans.

2. “Black or White” – mezzani pasta, squid, licorice

3. “Nobildonna”- Tortelli pasta stuffed with “nobildonna” sauce, raw and cooked tuna

4. Apicio- Amberjack and zucchini scapece

5. Sorrento Lemon Fantastik- lemon, almonds, yogurt, Melissa

7 course menu

The 7-course tasting menu costs 130 euros or 140 euros with a selection of cheese. It consists of the following.

1. Saffron marinated sea bass with marine plankton mayonnaise, smoked provolone, scorzone, black truffle

2. Steamed Blue Lobster with green tea, mint eggplants, tomato

3. Hommage to Pollock- pasta with smoked potatoes, chive, caviar

4. Trompe l’oeil- Fresine pasta with red prawns, seaweed, lemon oil

5. Snapper in bread crust with escarole, olives, raisin, pantelleria capers

6. Pigeon Breast with marinated pumpkin, orange, cocoa bean, taurasi reduction

7. Childhood memories-chocolate sponge cake, orange cremoso, fleur de sel

Amuse-bouche & First Course

So after our exciting tour of the kitchen, we made our way back to our table for dinner. We enjoyed a glass of sparking wine while we waited for our first course to arrive. We were like giddy school girls when our amuse-bouche arrived. It was almost too beautiful to eat. The presentation blew us away. Colorful vegetable chips were dislpayed on a piece of white coral. Cheesy pastry puffs and bites of tuna were stabbed through spiky shells. Perfectly round dots of olives sat on a mother of pearl plate to enjoy with the forkful of tuna. Apologies for doing such disservice to the descriptions of this food. We are not culinary experts. We love food though. Each dish was throughly explained to us as it arrived.  However, we had so much to eat and drink that night that we cannot remember the details. Note to self- record the explanation next time we eat at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Or perhaps drink less wine. Nah, not when it’s great Italian wine.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

This was our favorite local wine from the Amalfi Coast- Per Eva. You must try it!

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

First course featured vegetable chips served sticking out of a piece of coral

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Cheesy pastry puff, tuna, and olive dots artfully served at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

First course at Terrazza Bosquet featuring fish skin and cheesy pastry puffs

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Rolling bread cart at Terrazza Bosquet had a great selection of bread

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

3 kinds of homemade butter at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria’s own olive oil

Middle Courses

We received one masterpiece after the next over the course of the evening. We enjoyed ravioli, pasta with caviar, amberjack fish, and Adam and Eve’s apple. It’s hard to pick a favorite dish because it was all delicious. It was even more exciting knowing that we were there in the kitchen while they were creating these dishes.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

We have no idea what this is but we do remember that it was very tasty.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Hommage to Pollock pasta dish with caviar at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Nobildonna Ravioli dish with tuna

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Apicio- Amberjack with Zuccini- at Terrazza Bosquet. This one was so cute, our kids would’ve loved the caterpillar.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Adam and Eve’s apple. Another dish almost too pretty to eat.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Having the time of our lives at Terrazza Bosquet

Dessert

The dessert was the grand finale of our phenomenal dinner at Terrazza Bosquet. Dessert consisted of 3 courses and dessert wine. They started us off with a small pre-dessert with white chocolate mousse and some sort of strawberry goodness. Next they brought out a glass bottle filled with what we assume was liquid smoke. It was the kind of bottle you see floating in the ocean with a message hidden inside. We were wondering how we were supposed to get the dessert out of the bottle. Then they magically lifted the top half of the bottle and voila! Smoke poured out to reveal a sweet pineapple boat filled with mouse and topped with a chocolate sail. Lastly we received a pretty selection of petit fours. It was too much food to possibly eat, but we sure did try.

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Pre-dessert at Terrazza Bosquet

Terrazza Bosquet Review, Michelin Star Restaurant in Sorrento

Pineapple boat inside a glass bottle and pretty plate of petit fours at Terrazza Bosquet for dessert

Terrazza Bosquet Review Conclusion

Terrazza Bosquet made for an unforgettable evening from the wonderful food to top-notch service to romantic ambience and priceless view. We will always compare future dining experiences to that night. Let’s get real, it will be hard to beat. What’s not to love: Italian wine, Italian food, Michelin-star chef, Italian people (we LOVE these guys), Italian coast.

We hope that our Terrazza Bosquet review has been helpful. Thanks to Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria for having us! If you are in Sorrento or even pass through on your way to the Amalfi Coast, make a stop at the Grand Hotel Excelsior Vittoria. Take in the jaw-dropping views. Enjoy dinner at the Terrazza Bosquet. You will thank us later. If you enjoyed this post, please share it and pin it for later. Sign up for our email newsletter for more travel tips and inspiration to explore the world.

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Sorrento’s Michelin-Starred Terrazza Bosquet Review
Travel addicts and proud parents of two young kids who make exploring the world a priority while working full time. Bertaut & Alexis enjoy traveling like millionaires without spending a fortune and share their tips on how to get luxury for less.

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