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Dining Caprese Style at J.K. Place Capri

Mozzarella di Bufala or Smoked Mozarella di Bufala? That is the Question…

It’s pretty much a given that if you go an a vacation to Italy, you’re going to eat well. But guests at the J.K. Place Capri eat exceptionally well– and in beautiful surroundings. Room rates at the hotel include an incredible breakfast buffet, which in addition to being tasty, is also a feast for your eyes.

J.K. Capri is Not Joking Around With This Breakfast Buffet– This is just the breakfast antipasti

Since you’re on Capri, you can expect that Caprese Salad (tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil drizzled with extra virgin olive oil) is going to be on offer at all times.

A variety of perfectly ripe tomatoes

The Usual Cereal Suspects

Several varieties of cheese on offer were delicious. While I was comfortable with the burrata and buffalo mozzarella, I was first reluctant to try some of the smoked options. Since every meal came with an amuse bouche- including a bite-sized portion of the chef’s selection of smoked cheese– I got over it and tried a few options I’m unlikely to eat back home in the states. I also discovered Caprese cake is exceptionally delicious.

Fruit on the Breakfast Buffet

The Smoked Cheese with the Antipasti Was Exceptional

Food Porn Still Life

Justin Deciding how to order his eggs on the terrace

Soy Latte with a View

Caprese Salad for Breakfast

Eggs Made to Order: Perfectly Poached or Fried

The staff at J.K. Place had no problem with special requests for soy milk which was nice. They also make exceptionally good cappuccino and lattes.

The View from the Pagoda at JK Place Capri

Lunch was also noteworthy. I liked to eat in the pagoda- the area of the patio covered by umbrellas, and it was really all about the fresh fish. The octopus salad with potatoes was a standout and the kind of clean, simple food that makes people love the Mediterranean diet. I felt the need to try a burger one day and while it was tasty, I preferred sticking to the local specialties, but I could see how the burger would hit the spot if you were in need of comfort food.

Seared Tuna for Lunch

Our favorit lunch options were the grilled fish and octopus.

Meals from JKitchen (that’s what the restaurant is officially called)  can be eaten inside the restaurant’s charming nautical chic dining room, but when the weather was gorgeous we ate outside and enjoyed the panoramic view of Capri from the sweeping terrace.

I had the burger for lunch.

Seared tuna salad for lunch

Each meal came with an amuse bouche- this was smoked cheese

Lunch was all about this grilled octopus & potato salad

Lunch’s amuse bouche was a bite sized variation on Caprese Salad

Olives served with a glass of Red wine

Justin at the Bar

The olives were exceptional but I skipped them at breakfast since they were offered as snacks throughout the day and any time I ordered a drink on the terrace.

The dining room at JKitchen has a relaxed Mediterranean elegance

The dining room, was rather beautiful but I only ate one meal there– when it was raining.

J.K. Place Capri Sign

If you aren’t staying at the hotel but would like to dine at the JKitchen Restaurant, you can book a table through the hotel’s website.
Address: Provinciale Marina Grande, 225, 80073 Capri Province of Naples, Italy
Phone:+39 081 838 4001