Named after the goddess of love Aphrodite, aphrodisiac ingredients were identified by early civilizations or cultures as substances to provoke. Since ancient Rome, Italians associated the shape of foods with aphrodisiac benefits because they have always been surrounded by an aura of mystery.
What would you have eaten as an aphrodisiac if you lived in Ancient Italy? Today Zucca have curated a Menu, selecting aphrodisiac ingredients to enhance love and romance.
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Legend has it that Casanova, the famed 18th century lover, fueled up on raw oysters every morning to maintain his stamina.
It has been mentioned in the Bible as one of the fruits in the Garden of Eden. It is believed to be the forbidden fruit that goT Adam and Eve into all that trouble.
It is made through pollination and Italians considered it a symbol of procreation.
Foods have also been celebrated as aphrodisiacs because they are rare and expensive, or surrounded by an aura of mystery, truffles is one of them.
Used by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the fig paradoxically symbolizes both sexuality (the ripe fruit with seeds representing fertility) and modesty.
It is sensual, from its taste to its aroma. Dark chocolate has also been shown to cause a spine on dopamine, which induces feelings of pleasure.
Because of its heart shape and red color, Romans are said to have considered the strawberry a symbol of Venus, the goddess of love.
OSTRICHE CON PERLE DI FRUTTA DELLA PASSIONE E ACETO ROSSO
Oysters with passion fruit pearls and mignonette
FIORI DI ZUCCA FARCITI CON CAPRINO E MIELE AL TARTUFO
Zucchini flowers stuffed with goat cheese and truffle honey
RAVIOLO APERTO DI ZAFFERANO ED ERBE AL RAGU DI ARAGOSTA
Open face saffron ravioli with lobster ragu
BISTECCHINA DI FILETTO DI MANZO AL BAROLO E FICHI CON PATATINE AFFUMICATE AL ROSMARINO
Medallion of beef tenderloin with figs and Barolo sauce with rosemary smoked potatoes
FONDUTA DI CIOCCOLATO E FRAGOLE
Fondue of dark chocolate and strawberries