Program 4 (3 Days Cakes)
Life could be so sweet
UNA CENA IN UNA NOBILE FAMIGLIA DEI BORBONI
Check in: from the 16 pm.
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 Borboni cooking history.
The region was once a province of the Kingdom of the Two Sicily’s, 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-light dinner will be served in old style family potteries and glasses. Home made liquors at the end.
MANGIAFOGLIE AND MANGIAMACCHERONI: Fresh pasta and fresh legumes
In the far past people from Puglia were known for being called “mangia-foglie e mangia-maccheroni” for their tradition of eating pasta with vegetables.
After breakfast you’ll walk along the narrow streets of Mola, knocking on the doors of the farmers, who display their daily products of vegetables and fruit on “seggioline,” or little chairs, outdoors in this bustling little town. You will always receive a complimentary smile when you knock on the door to ask for a kilo of chicories, or cauliflowers, artichokes or “cime di rape.” Here we’ll buy the products that we need for our cooking lesson. We will explore every one’s favorite dish, “la pasta.” You will learn to prepare fresh pasta and to cook many recipes with pasta and vegetables, pasta with legumes and much more that you will eat at the end of your cookery classes, for lunch and for dinner. And in the afternoon special cakes such as Pizza dolce, Almond cakes, Pastiera.
Il Re dei Cuochi era un pasticcere
After breakfast we prepare fresh bread and taralli (savory bisquits) and other cakes that will be ready for the bye bye dinner. Then we are going to organize a menu Focused on cake recipes, with many dishes that you could taste as “Buffet dei dolci” Before dinner wine tasting of 8 great wines of Puglia: 2 White wines, 2 Pink wines, 3 Red wines, 2 Dessert wines (After dinner with the cakes). Night in Masseria.
This package is inclusive of:
3 nights B&B double occupancy *
1 welcome dinner
2 full day cooking classes (with 2 lunch’s and 2 dinners + 1 guided visit to farmers market included)
Extra night accommodation available