Traditional Home Cooking Experience In Lecce

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6pm
  • Departure Details :
    Porta Napoli, Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enter a typical "masseria" (farmhouse)just outside Lecce and experience an authentic hands on cooking class with a passionate local chef. Enjoy the dinner with a fine selection of wine. Share authentic Italian moments with your friends and family.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Excellent value for money
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner included
  • Free drinks included

Know More about this tour

Live an authentic culinary experience in Lecce, the baroque capital of Apulia. Enter the home of Giovanni, a professional sommelier and enjoy an amazing hands-on cooking followed by a convivial dinner with his family.

Giovanni' home is in a seventeenth-century palace located on the main street of Lecces historic center, just a moments walk from the citys beautiful baroque Cathedral and Piazza SantOronzo. With his wife, he welcomes curious travellers into his great hall, complete with fireplace, as if it is your own home. Both of them are professional sommeliers with a passion for cooking, fine wine and art. They also organize cooking courses and guided tours of wine cellars, if you wish.

Giovanni adores cooking and hosting guests, together with the help of his wife, who is originally from the southern region of Puglia. Together they have refined a menu of Pugliese specialties, using products and raw materials from the region, like fish and vegetables from the local market, and olive oil from Salento.Get ready to learn some of the secrets of our cuisine and enjoy the meal with your friends and family.

This is a typical menu you will prepare and taste:

  • A Puglia speciality as an appetizer
  • Cream of broccoli with burrata cheese and anchovies
  • Cavalieri spaghetti with hung tomatoes
  • Negroamaro pot roast with creamed Galatina potatoes
  • Salento pasticiotto flan.
Don't miss the chance to live this unique culinary experience.

Inclusions

Dinner - Dinner or Lunch

Wine tasting

Hands on cooking class with the chef

Pick-up under the arch of Porta Napoli (Lecce)

Drop-off

Exclusions

Anything not mentioned in inclusions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Have you got any dietary requirements?

If you don't want to experience the cooking lesson and simply want to enjoy the atmosphere of the house while chatting with Mercedes, while she prepares your menu, you can ask for this option

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Traveler Reviews

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  • 03-Oct-2019

    What a privilege to be invited into this wonderful home and to join the family for an evening. The food was amazing and the company even better. We loved having a go at making the local pasta.

  • 20-Sep-2019

    It is the highlight of our trip. Warm and friendly, delicious food and wine, the class was taught with patience and humor. We ate dinner in the garden under soft lights. Magical!

  • 12-Aug-2019

    Tiziano and Paola delivered to us an incredible experience, something definitely to remember. It was a beautiful day together where we felt welcome from the very beginning being immersed in a very home and friendly environment. The cooking class with Paola was fun and engaging, and the food was made by simple but delicious ingredients, as the local tradition wants. I definitely recommend it!

  • 25-Apr-2019

    Paula and Tiziano are great guests and their home is beautiful! Experiencing a traditional dinner with an Italian family was one of the highlights of our visit to Lecce. We highly recommend it!

  • 06-Sep-2018

    This was the most amazing experience - our hosts have a lovely home and made us feel welcome the minute we arrived - wonderful Rosato wine and Foccia bread as a welcome appetizer. We then learned how to make locat pasta, sauces etc - the hosts were amazing - beautiful property, ate figs from their tree and enjoyed many other wonderful food. Just cant say enough great things about how great the evening was!

  • 21-Jul-2018

    This was the highlight of our trip! Paola and Tiziano welcomed us into their beautiful home and treated us like royalty. They not only taught us how to cook delicious Southern Italian food, but also shared great wines and wonderful stories. It felt like an evening with fascinating friends. The evening with them was enchanting to say the least.We would highly recommend this experience!

  • 13-Jun-2018

    Ron and I had a wonderful cooking experience with Paola and Tinziano in their home. We were treated as
    honored guests and friends of this warm, communicative couple. We were able to taste some excellent local wines and olive oil. Our cooking class focused on making the dough and forming fresh orrichiette by hand! Paola was an excellent and patient teacher. She had also prepared a wonderful meal to accompany the pasta. We enjoyed the beautiful garden. All too soon it was time to go, and Tinziano went out of his way to deliver us near our B n B. This experience was the highlight of our trip.

  • 08-Jun-2018

    This was certainly a highlight of our recent biking trip to Puglia. Tiziano and his friend Marcelo picked us up in Lecce from the train. Paula and Tiziano were wonderful hosts, and we had a great evening in their lovely home, listening to music,participating in cooking, wine and food, with good conversation and great company. At the end of the evening, it was too late to get a train back to Ostuni, and Tiziano and Marcelo graciously drove us back to Ostuni an hour away!

    We would highly recommend this to anyone traveling to the region. We will definitely repeat the experience if we go back to Puglia.
    Thank you Paula, Tiziano and Marcelo!

  • 31-May-2018

    Tiziano and Paula are fantastic hosts, who made us feel supremely comfortable and relaxed. Their home is absolutely stunning, and we felt as if we were enjoying food and wine with friends.

    The fresh produce, exceptional wines and selections of local fruits and cheeses were fabulous, and both Tiziano and Paula were very knowledgeable about the history and food of Salento and Puglia in general.

    The cooking lesson was diverse and interesting, with clear techniques and recipes that we can take home and practise. The dinner itself was delicious, and it was great to meet some of their lovely friends.

    The company was brilliant and the food was fab - cannot recommend this enough!

  • 23-May-2018

    Unforgettable experience at Morasarda Homerestaurant with Paola and Tiziano: pasta cooking lesson followed by an incredible dinner, paired with Paola and Tiziano's fines wines - I highly recommend to try it, if any of you guys near Lecce! We were blown away by the stunning house and garden, where Paola and Tiziano grow their own figs and lemon trees amongst others!, their hospitality is second to none, they are very knowledgeable regarding their region, local produce, etc and it was just such a fun thing to do! It's actually quite hard to get used to making orecchiette shapes but I think I got a handle on it thanks to Paola's very patient guidance at the end! thank you so much, guys - we will definitely return!

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