THE AWAITING TABLE IS INNOVATIVE, EXHUBERANT, COLORFUL, TOTALLY ORIGINAL IN DESIGN AND TEACHING TECHNIQUES
Silvestro is the owner and chief architect behind the design and program.
No drab backdrop but color everywhere …colorful dish towels hang from the ceiling.. Really!
Locale for this class is what they call the castle…not a castle in the true definition of the word but a stone villa that meanders through several floors. Bedrooms with private bathrooms are hugel
Morning and evening classes with a 3 hour break in between to enjoy the swimming pool, rest or other activity.
Pasta, almond brittle, charred lettuce are just a few of the things you will learn
Day 1 …Fly to Rome, transfer to an Al Italia flight to Bari, a short hour flight.
Take shuttle to sleek, attractive hotel a few minutes from airport,
I will be at hotel to greet you and review our program for the week.
Overnight at Bari hotel
Day 2...Drive to Lecce by private car.
5:30 pm: Lecce opens up after its afternoon siesta. Private guided tour. See the stunning baroque Basilica, the ampitheatre, shops and more.
Day 3, 4, 5 ... Pick up for 45 minute drive to the castle and The Awaiting Table Cooking school
Day 6 …morning transfer to Lecce… a relaxed day exploring Lecce
Day 7 … Pick up for drive to Matera… private car, driver and guide.
Explore the city in the Ape Calesstro, the small red car, that navigates the narrow streets and the area around the sassi.
Our hotel is not in one of the rock caves that demands agility and precarious walking Instead we stay in a hotel right off the main square with no steps to navigate.
Day 8 ... Private car pick up with guide to Alberobello to see the trulli stone huts with conical roofs, there are over 1,000
Travel to Pogliano a Mare
Lunch at Grotto Palazzese … certainly, one of the most beautiful settings in the world, set in a cave overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Wonderful prix fixe menu.
Evening explore Pogliano a Mare
Day 9 ... Shuttle to Bari for train or flight to Rome and your connection home