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The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy

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Perfect in every way!

If you are interested in learning more about a culture, enjoying the best it has to offer in terms... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
bmurad101
A delightful, and educational week

For someone who loves food (and wine) nothing could be better than a cooking school experience that... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
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For the last 14 years, The Awaiting Table Cookery school has been the most praised cooking school and wine programme in all Puglia. Located in the historical centre of Lecce, Italy, and during selected weeks throughout the year, in a castle an hour...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Idomeneo 41, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are interested in learning more about a culture, enjoying the best it has to offer in terms of food, wine, and community, then this is the place for you. I spent a blissful week with Silvestro and and his amazing team, and would...More

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Reviewed 31 July 2018

For someone who loves food (and wine) nothing could be better than a cooking school experience that involved two market trips a day and the preparation of simple but delicious lunches and dinners using fresh, seasonal ingredients (including the oil that Silvestro harvests each fall)....More

1  Thank connieToronto
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

A wonderful experience! Silvestro is a great host and ensures that you leave with an education greater than what you arrived with.... and fun at the same time. My husband and I did the pasta class from 10am- 3pm. During this class we also learnt...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Silvestro is very knowledgable about the food and wine of the region! We also learned a lot about the architecture, local mentality, food, history and many other aspects of the Sorento Region of Southern Italy. The cooking school - which is also his home -...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2018

It was a pleasure to have you all with us here in the Sorento (;)) Joking aside, we hope to see you all again here and we hope the rest of your time in Puglia was magical as well.

Reviewed 19 December 2017

My wife and I spent one special week with Silvestro and his team in beautiful Baroque Lecce. We had a wonderful time learning how simple and delicious the food and wine is from the Salento. Silvestro was so knowledgeable about the regional food, adapted for...More

1  Thank fchaten
Reviewed 17 December 2017

Week long cooking class with Silvestro was excellent. Learning the foods, wine, traditions and culture of Puglia in a format that was engaging and hands on. Silvestro and his staff are wonderful. I felt like I was part of the family with a week long...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

It was great to have you with us, and especially in December. The winter might be the best time to eat and drink in Puglia, but it's the season that most travellers forget about. We do look forward to seeing you two next year at...More

Reviewed 16 November 2017

I've been taking groups of guests to The Awaiting Table Cookery School since 2008, when I first discovered the program, but it wasn't until this 8th visit that I managed to schedule a visit during the olive harvest. The staff never disappoints and their attentiveness...More

1  Thank CookingWithMichele
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great week learning about olive oil, wine and pasta making. Loved the dishes we were able to make then eat at a big beautiful table with all of the other people from around the world. Silvestro was very knowledgeable and made the days...More

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

It was terrible experience paying lots of money. I attended this course and expected a brilliant day as my birthday present. In fact, it was less than the worst. I paid 180 euro for one person and learnt nothing. He explained history of Puglia food...More

1  Thank 49sushilover
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

We're very sorry that we missed the mark with you. We work hard to bring groups of people together from all over the world but it seems that you felt left out of conversation and we wished we would have done a better job amalgamating...More

Reviewed 30 October 2017

We had booked a villa near Spongano in the Southern Puglia countryside in July and when I discovered that The Awaiting Table ran cooking classes in the Palazzo Bacile di Castiglione, Spongano, it was too good an opportunity to miss. We were able to book...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

It was great to have you, even if for such a short time. Consider returning, this time for an entire course. We'd love to see you again.

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Selmapedretti
23 August 2018|
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Response from Cucinapugliese | Property representative |
Thank you for writing. We'll be at the castle south of Lecce that week, at our second location. Please write us thorough our site and we'll be happy to tell you how to arrive. We'd love to have you with us!
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Hanny G
18 August 2018|
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Response from Cucinapugliese | Property representative |
Hello Hanny! Thanks for your question. Like most businesses here in Italy, we close for the month of August. We reopen again the first of September and we'd love to have you with us!
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icjg
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Response from Cucinapugliese | Property representative |
Ciao! I'm Desi here in Puglia! Thank you for your interest in our cookery school! Attending a week-long course at the Castle includes everyday shopping for the ingredients. You'll go everyday to the local shops and markets... More
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