- Dec 04 - 07 2023
4 nights for foodies: a cultural and gourmet experience
If you have no time for a weekly course, this is the most attractive program with 4 nights staying, focalized to the habits of the locals that you could live with locals and as one of us.
You could have a great experience making mozzarelle and burrata, and also visiting a terracotta laboratory where the handcrafter makes the terracotta pottery that we use for many dishes. And you could buy some if you wish.
We pick you up from the airport/train station.
Whenever you arrive, after you have had time to umpack your suitecases, we suggest a walk along the seafront and in the main square of Mola, enjoying the slow way of life of the locals, and sitting in a cafè for an aperitivo, maybe a Spritz with some snacks.
Back to the masseria for a special welcome dinner.
At the end of the dinner you will taste my home made Rosoli.
After a gorgeous breakfast, served in the garden if the weather is nice, ready for our first cooking class. Most of the vegetables that we need for our dishes comes from our organic garden It’s a pleasure for our guests to pick up the vegetables with us.
If we need some vegetables that we have not in our vegetable garden, we leave the masseria to go to the farmers market, quite different here in Mola di Bari because we go in the homes of the farmers.
We will buy what we need for our cooking class and we will eat what prepared for lunch and dinner:
we are going to prepare many seasonal vegetables, such as spaghetti and string beans in Summer, or fresh pasta with cime di rape in Winter, making our own pasta, and some meat dishes.
We are going to prepare some baked dishes, such as calzone (the onion pie) focaccia or taralli.
If you love cheese please smile.
In the late morning we are going to prepare mozzarelle and burrata here in masseria.
And everything will be ready for lunch.
Then, after a siesta, we visit the terracotta laboratory, also this could be useful to understand our habits.
And at sunset, when the fishing boats arrive in Mola di Bari, we could buy what we need for our afternoon cookery class about fish for our dinner: Riso Patate e Cozze, Octopus, Cavatelli al Nero di Seppia, whatever we will find, so fresh.
Visit to the enchanting landscape of trulli Valley. Not only Alberobello, but all the countryside.
Lunch in Late Spring or Summer by the fishermen along the sea or in Locorotondo .
Afternoon cooking class about meat with the ragù of Edoardo De Filippo. Or another meat dishes such as “Cutturiddu”, a special lamb recipe by old Murgia shepherds.
Castel del Monte, Barletta and Trani.
The castle of Frederick the 2nd stands on the hill and dominate the valley till the sea.
If you love art I suggest to visit a permanent exhibition of an Impressionist painter, Giuseppe de Nittis, from Barletta.
He lived in Naples, London and mostly in Paris. Wonderful painting to be enjoyed.
Light lunch in Barletta and then at the sunset Trani, with the white Cathedral along the sea and the charming harbor.
Dinner as the locals prefer: carne al fornello, by the butcher: different kind of grilled meats, that you will eat there: the typical bombette, sausages, ribs, chicken wings, you make the choice. Waiting for your meat, you will have some appetizer such as dry sausages, caciocavallo, pecorino and so on.
After breakfast transfer to the airport/station.