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The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy

Via Idomeneo 41, 73100, Lecce, Italy
39 347676 970
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A-MAZING!

Words cannot describe the awesomeness that we experienced! Food. Wine. Culture. Friends. If you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
DollClark
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Temecula, California
Bellismo viaggo

Best way to immerse yourself in the food, wine and culture of Italy, Puglia in particular. Perfect... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sherrykbennett
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Nashville, Tennessee
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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 south of Lecce, students from 52 countries come to go deeper into The Mediterranean Diet, and local, world-class wines. Our school has appeared in The London Times, Food & Travel, The LA Times, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food and Wine, as well as Chinese, Japanese, American and Dutch television. The owner, Silvestro Silvestori, is a nationally-certified sommelier here in Italy, as well as a wine journalist for a major international wine magazine. All classes are hands-on, fun but our students learn a lot in two of the most beautiful kitchens in Italy.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Via Idomeneo 41, 73100, Lecce, Italy
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39 347676 970
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Words cannot describe the awesomeness that we experienced! Food. Wine. Culture. Friends. If you are looking for something different, and want your expectation exceeded, then this is the place for you! There are many options for programs that will enhance your experience and create lasting...More

Thank DollClark
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago
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G-razie!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best way to immerse yourself in the food, wine and culture of Italy, Puglia in particular. Perfect vacation!

Thank sherrykbennett
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We hope to have you back soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Silvestro and his team are amazing. From the learning sessions (in perfect English), to hands on knowledge in the kitchen and the beautiful accommodations at the Castle, this experience is second to none. I highly recommend this fun, casual and rewarding experience. You will not...More

Thank Laurie G
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was great to have you with us!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best school is one that has no tests, you learn a lot, and you get to eat and drink the entire time! All kidding aside, Silvestro Silvestori and the staff at The Awaiting Table treated my wife and I to an amazing cultural and...More

Thank Matt C
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good news is that if you flunk, you have to keep coming back until you get it right!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have just completed a week-long course at The Awaiting Table and the experience was absolutely phenomenal. Silvestro's love and passion for Southern Italian cooking, wine and culture really adds a beautiful layer to the entire program. I highly recommend The Awaiting Table and cannot...More

Thank shananigans78
Cucinapugliese, Proprietario at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

a treat to have you with us! And such a fun group! We look forward to your return!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just enjoyed an experience of a lifetime week with Silvestro at The Awaiting Table Cookery School. Silvestro's experience, knowledge and passion for Southern Italy Apulia region cuisine made our hands-on education vacation comprehensive and relaxing. We look forward to returning, next...More

Thank Arthur T
Cucinapugliese, Proprietario at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Such a fun group! You wrecked my wine budget for the next 4 months! ;) We can't wait to have you all back!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the most enriching and enjoyable travel experience I've ever had. Phenomenal staff, cuisine and education. Highly recommended!

Thank Melissa B
Cucinapugliese, Proprietario at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love what we do but with fun people, it's even better. Thank YOU!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a day's cooking course with Silvestro prior to our trip to Puglia. I have to say we both really enjoyed the day immensely. We started with some local history and a visit to the local market and then it was back to the...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

A pleasure to have you with us! And thanks for the kind words

Reviewed 29 August 2017

A long overdue review of an excellent one-day cooking class. I extended my stay in Lecce in April in order to attend a one-day class on short notice, and it was absolutely worth it. Many others have detailed what happens – the visit to the...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

The food of Italy is almost always very simple to prepare but profound in flavour. It was a pleasure to spend the day with you! And we'd love to have back some day!

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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great time at the Awaiting Table Cookery School. We learned about the history of Lecce, food, regional foods, wine, and more! Silvestro is so knowledgeable in his craft and informative, while also being personable---it was an all around amazing experience! The atmosphere...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

First time we've ever been called 'goats', but thank you! :) You certainly should return for a 'topping up', next time you're in Puglia! We'd love to have you back.

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icjg
19 May 2015|
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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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sminchew
23 April 2015|
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Response from Cucinapugliese | Property representative |
Ciao Shelly, thank you for your interest in The Awaiting Table Cookery School. We have available spots on June 3rd and 5th. Shoot us an email if you want to join us! We'd love to show you the food and wine from the place we... More
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