“Go slow” was the light motif of the past Puglia farmers. For years and centuries that meant to be the last, and the lost. Now “go slow” is the new deal for a sustainable and responsible tourism.
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, which is the Borbony cooking history. You will have the chance to explore my Masseria, once an old Olive Mill, eventually becoming my family’s 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.
The candle-lit dinner will be served in old family potteries and glasses.
FAR FROM THE PAST
Early morning (7.00 am) tour to Alberobello where we will enjoy a demonstration of home made mozzarella, ricotta and fresh cheese making on a big traditional organic cow and sheep farm.
Visit Alberobello, light lunch, and early afternoon come back to Masseria where, after a short break, the first cooking class on Apulian traditional recipes.
IL GIARDINO E IL GRANAIO DEL REGNO
Apulia was called the “Garden of the Reign”, because of the richness of fruit and vegetables, and it was the most important reserve of durum wheat, such as the granary of Southern Italy. And you know what “pasta and pane” still mean for the Italian people.
After breakfast we will visit the Old Bari walking the narrow lanes of the town visiting the basilica of San Nicola and the Cathedral of Santa Maria Odegitria. Then we ‘ll go to the “Arco delle Meraviglie” which legend says was built in only one night to support the love affair between two lovers.
Then we will go in the narrow lane dell’Arco Basso, where women still make fresh pasta every day at every hour. There the women will demonstrate making fresh orecchiette and then we will enjoy lunch of “strascinate col ragù and braciole (meat cooked in tomato sauce) in one of the nearby private homes.
Come back home for a short rest.
In the afternoon a cooking lesson featuring panzarotti, focaccia “calzone”.
Arrivederci Dinner with our food from the lesson, and some cakes, “cartellate” e “pizza dolce”, at the Masseria.
TRANSPORTATION TO THE AIRPORT/TRAIN
After breakfast you have the day free till the hour of your departure..
3 nights accommodations with full breakfast (double occupancy)
3 dinners and 2 light lunches
2 outdoor cooking demonstrations
2 practical cooking lessons in masseria
Guided Excursions and transportation
Transportation from/to Bari airport/train
For minimum 4 people