Rosemary Pacifico, Porto Cervo, Sardinia

A historical jet set restaurant in its 50s reopens in Costa Smeralda with Nikkei cevice and Japanese wagyu meat. Atmosphere brings back to Aga Khan Golden Age

The historic restaurant Rosemary on the Costa Smeralda, for years a jet set destination in Northern Sardinia, reopens on its 50th anniversary with a new managment by Pacifico, a Peruvian-nikkei hot spot in Milan. The new Rosemary Pacifico will have the same sophisticated flair and simple menu, updated to contemporary elegant “Costa Smeralda style”, which can be synthesized by hand-painted furniture, bamboo chairs and juniper tables scattered in a garden with a romantic view over Liscia di Vacca, one of the most beautiful beaches in Northern Sardinia. Original flower murals and signboards have been restored and give a historical allure to the place founded in 1969 by Susan Ayme, an English lady in love with the wild destination of pink rocks and clear waters.

At the times of the Aga Khan and his celebrity friends, Rosemary was famous for its sophisticated atmosphere and Mediterrean kitchen, which has been preserved in the new menu, aside from modern concepts which vary from ceviche salad to grilled fish and meats on the huge barbecue set in the luxuriant garden of rosemary bushes and fig trees overlooking the wild beach.

Chef Jaime Pesaque and his executive chef Nicolas Schmidt, both from Peru, have designed a summer menu with fish coming directly from independent fishing boats in the area and 100% Japanese Wagyu, specially slaughtered for Rosemary Pacifico, which guests can order grilled or can grill themselves on the little barbecue alongside their tables.

A wine list has been designed by sommelier Francesco Mastrogiacomo, winner of the Ruinart Challenge in 2018. It includes Italian and French wines with vintage, organic and biodinamic labels.

A corner is dedicated to the lounge called Bar Tortuga, for ordering drinks and listening to DJ Aligi’s selection of music.

Rosemary Pacifico 
Porto Cervo, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia