Cédric Casanova works with olive growers in western Sicily to produce a dozen or so superb oils, available at this closet of a shop along with other Sicilian specialties. One table for five is available for lunch or dinner featuring these products, but you'll have to call far in advance if you want it to be yours.
Cédric is a grossiste, or wholesaler, but that’s an awfully crass way to describe what he really does, which is cultivate relationships with olive growers in western Sicily who make the dozen or so superb oils on the shop shelves, each one named after its producer: Bianca, Nunzio, Salvatore…
The 30 euro lunch is composed of products available for sale in the boutique: Bread with pungent wild oregano and Trapani sea salt, two kinds of tapenade, sun-dried tomatoes and dishes of olives were waiting on the tiny folding table when we arrived.
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