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ORGANIC food lovers tour + cooking class for VEG & not

Organic food lovers tour tasting cooking class Puglia ORGANIC farm visit

118 Tocchi di Puglia

Cooking Class on how to make pasta "Orecchiette"

Cooking Class on vegetable preserves, pickles, jams, marmalades

Chef guided cooking class lunch with Wine Spectator Top100 wine

Live one day in an ORGANIC farm and learn how to make pasta, vegetable preserves & pickles, jams & marmalades… And ENJOY!

Luxury can be relaxation and organic food.

An incredible farm that seems to come out of the last century: here for 4 generations organic vegetables and fruit have been produced and strictly traditional cuisine with ingredients or products produced at home or “Zero miles”.

You will visit the sunny fields where we produce the tasty vegetables, and the laboratory where fruit and vegetables are transformed into wonderful preserves, pickles and jams.

In a relaxing easy COOKING CLASS you will learn to make traditional Apulian pasta with your hands, under the guidance of an expert pasta maker, you can follow the Chef of the Lillo family, Giuseppe, in the preparation of the dishes that you will taste at LUNCH in combination with local wines, plus an Apulian wine from the Wine Spectator Top 100.

Puglia

LOCATIONS:
Castellaneta Marina (TA) SP 10 km 7.00 Contrada Fattizzone

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
FOOD GEMS & COOKING ACADEMIES – ORGANIC FARM

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 6

 

A day as a true farmer of Southern Italy

  • Arrival and welcome with members of the family of the owners who will follow you throughout your private experience on the farm.
  • Welcome APERITIF with non-alcoholic juice, Tocchi di Puglia organic vegetable and fruit centrifuges, donuts with organic Apulian grains and lemons, tart with Tocchi di Puglia jams (from ORGANIC fruit).
  • GUIDED TOUR of the company laboratory with explanation of the artisan manufacturing process, for vegetable preserves and pickles, jams and marmalades.
  • COOKING CLASS laboratory of artisanal pasta with the possibility of learning how to knead orecchiette and cavatelli, as per the good Apulian tradition.
  • “0 miles food” LUNCH
  • WINES: Schola Sarmenti Nardò Nerio reserve (Wine Spectator Top 100), Varvaglione Il Papale, Giustini Acinorè.
  • After lunch, if desired: walk among the olive trees, with questions and reflections on the day at the farm.

Wine Spectator TOP 100 2015 # 93, 90 pts
Schola Sarmenti Nardò Nerìo Riserva 2012

A silky red, with sweet, ripe flavors of sun-dried black cherry and date, underscored by rich hints of wood smoke and mineral.
This is well-knit, featuring sinewy tannins and accents of garrigue and graphite.
Drink now through 2025. 3,200 cases made. —AN

SOTTOLI – Our seasonal vegetables and greens, all strictly organic, are harvested and processed on the same day to maintain their freshness, colors and aromas.
They are jarred by expert hands in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, without the addition of preservatives or colourings.

SAUCES – The sauces are prepared only from ripe tomatoes, long kissed by the sun, grown on our organic farm.

JAMS – The perfectly ripened fruits, grown on our organic farm, are transformed into precious jams, with the addition of very little sugar, or even without sugar.

LUNCH with “0 miles food”

  • Appetizers: artisanal ricotta and Tocchi di Puglia jams, savory donuts, chicory and broad bean puree on toasted bread.
  • First course: traditional orecchiette with meat sauce.
  • Main course: veal “brasciolette” with a side dish of jacket potatoes.
  • Seasonal fruit and traditional desserts.
  • WINES:
    Schola Sarmenti Nardò Nerio reserve (Wine Spectator Top 100), Varvaglione Il Papale Primitivo, Giustini Acinorè Primitivo.

(sample menù, will vary seasonly)

The ORGANIC paradise for vegetarians & not

With many names of ancient products that are untranslatable but all to be tasted !!!

Lampascioni, fig vincotto, zucchini flowers, mint, almonds, radishes, mushrooms, yellow datterini tomatoes, capocollo, cacio-ricotta, raisins, pumpkins, red cabbage, burrata, pork cheek, asparagus, wild fennel, sausage, zucchini, cave-aged caciocavallo, onions, olives, EVO oil, peppers, and much more…

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 340

Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 340
Pax 3: € 340
Pax 4: € 340
Pax 5: € 340
Pax 6: € 340
Pax 7: € 340
Pax 8: € 340
MINOR (6-17 yo): Pax € 220
INFANT (0-5 yo): Pax € 150

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • The Chef of the Lillo family welcomes you in their “organic restaurant”

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Organic greens and vegetables
  • Homemade bread by Chef Giuseppe Lillo
  • Schola Sarmenti Nardò Nerio reserve (Wine Spectator Top 100)
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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival and welcome
  • Meeting with your private Ambassador, a member of the family
  • Welcome APERITIF
  • GUIDED TOUR of the company laboratory
  • Explanation of the artisan manufacturing process
  • COOKING CLASS laboratory of artisanal pasta
  • “0 miles food” LUNCH
  • After lunch, if desired: walk among the olive trees
  • Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

  • The Chef of the Lillo family welcomes you in their “organic restaurant”

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Organic greens and vegetables
  • Homemade bread by Chef Giuseppe Lillo
  • Schola Sarmenti Nardò Nerio reserve (Wine Spectator Top 100)

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