Thank God Mola is not a tourist town! Life flows slowly around the charming little harbour and the village. In two days you will discover two different worlds. The first, the amazing age of Borboni Puglia and the second, the world of fishermen and farmers, who’s way of life seems untouched for hundreds of years. Through the original dishes that still survive in our homes today you will taste true Puglia and will never be able to forget her.
UNA CENA IN UNA NOBILE FAMIGLIA DEI BORBONI
“Dining with the Noble Families of the Borboni period”
Arrival in Bari airport/train and transfer to the Masseria.
Time to relax or to go around till dinner at 8 p.m.
During aperitifs and dinner you will jump into the Borboni period through the original Apulia culinary history, that is the Borbony cooking history. You will have the chance to explore my Masseria, once an old Olive Mill, eventually becoming my families summer residence, and hear the stories of generations of my family and tales of the old days (if it pleases you).
The region was once a province of the Kingdom of the Two Scillies, and the recipes here are very similar to the ones of the Reign of the Borboni.
Tonight’s dinner features dishes such as the one of my great grandmother, Donna Ritella d’Erario Recchia, Baronessa diTolve, prepared for her guests. The candle lit dinner will be served in old family potteries and glasses.
After breakfast we’ll walk along the narrow streets of Mola, knocking on the doors of the farmers, who put their vegetable and fruits products for sale on little chairs outside the doors of their houses. Once we have what we need for the cooking lesson we will visit Polignano, with its breath taking grottos and landscapes, reaching the nice village by sailing boat (extra fee per person), if the sea is good.
Eventually we come back to Mola’s little fishing harbour, just in time to meet the fishing boats arriving home with the days catch, a perfect opportunity to buy the fish for our cooking class and for the farewell dinner.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORT/TRAIN
After breakfast you have the day free till the hour of your departure..
This package per person is inclusive of:
2 nights accommodations with full breakfast (double occupancy)
2 dinners and 1 light lunch
1 practical cooking lesson in Masseria
Guided Excursions and transportation
Transportation from/to Bari airport/train
For minimum 4 people