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Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce provided by Curioseety Lecce

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce

Traditional Home Cooking Experience in Lecce
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RM 362.43
per adult
Not sure? You can cancel this booking up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.
About
This Lecce home cooking experience is ideal for travelers interested in adding some Pugliese specialties to their Italian cooking repertoire. Enjoy the intimate setting of a private estate in Lecce, and learn to make a variety of dishes in just a few hours. No need to worry about bringing anything with you—all ingredients are included, and best of all, you get to feast on your creations at the end with fine wine included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
Highlights
  • Enjoy a home cooking experience in a special setting—a Lecce estate
  • Learn to make a variety of Pugliese dishes, such as pasta, and a meat course
  • No hunger pangs—eat all the dishes you prepare with fine wine included
  • A great way to expand your Italian cooking skills in just a few hours
What to expect
  • Make your way to a traditional masseria just outside Lecce in Apulia (exact location received upon confirmation). Meet your teachers, two professional sommeliers who own the estate, and begin your authentic Pugliese cooking class. Using all local ingredients, learn how to craft a full lunch or dinner menu with an appetizer, pasta, meat, and dessert. A typical menu includes cream of broccoli with burrata and anchovies, cavalieri spaghetti with tomatoes, Negroamaro pot roast with creamed potatoes, and pasticiotto flan. After you finish cooking, enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wine.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy a home cooking experience in a special setting—a Lecce estate
  • Learn to make a variety of Pugliese dishes, such as pasta, and a meat course
  • No hunger pangs—eat all the dishes you prepare with fine wine included
  • A great way to expand your Italian cooking skills in just a few hours
What to expect
  • Make your way to a traditional masseria just outside Lecce in Apulia (exact location received upon confirmation). Meet your teachers, two professional sommeliers who own the estate, and begin your authentic Pugliese cooking class. Using all local ingredients, learn how to craft a full lunch or dinner menu with an appetizer, pasta, meat, and dessert. A typical menu includes cream of broccoli with burrata and anchovies, cavalieri spaghetti with tomatoes, Negroamaro pot roast with creamed potatoes, and pasticiotto flan. After you finish cooking, enjoy your meal with a selection of fine wine.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17024P224
Call +6037-7240250
Important information
Inclusions
  • 3 courses lunch or dinner
  • Fine Local wine ( 1/2 bottle every participant )
  • Hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Pick-up under the arch of Porta Napoli (Lecce)
  • Drop-off
  • Hands on cooking class
  • Recipes
Exclusions
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Porta Napoli, Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy Meeting point under the arch of Porta Napoli
Additional information
  • Have you got any dietary requirements?
  • If you don't want to experience the cooking lesson and simply want to enjoy the atmosphere of the house while chatting with Mercedes, while she prepares your menu, you can ask for this option
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • 3 courses lunch or dinner
  • Fine Local wine ( 1/2 bottle every participant )
  • Hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Pick-up under the arch of Porta Napoli (Lecce)
  • Drop-off
  • Hands on cooking class
  • Recipes
Exclusions
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
Departure details
  • Porta Napoli, Piazzetta Arco di Trionfo, 73100 Lecce LE, Italy Meeting point under the arch of Porta Napoli
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Have you got any dietary requirements?
  • If you don't want to experience the cooking lesson and simply want to enjoy the atmosphere of the house while chatting with Mercedes, while she prepares your menu, you can ask for this option
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
30 reviews
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Sophie and Murray
1 contribution
Cooking with Paola and Tiziano
Oct 2021 • Couples
This was a fantastic experience. Tiziano picked us up and drove us to their beautiful house outside of Lecce. Paola is a passionate and excellent cook. She taught us patiently how to make the different pasta special to Puglia. We then enjoyed the delicious meal we prepared with the other guests. Paola and Tiziano are lovely and generous people. It really was a lovely day !
Written 10 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Angela D
10 contributions
Food and Fun -- What a Combo!
Oct 2019
Stephy and Lisa are wonderful hosts and great Italian cooks! We had so much fun with them. They were very patient in teaching us how to make Southern Italy pasta (orecchiette, or "ears") and other shapes. We also observed as they made two kinds of sauces -- traditional tomato (no garlic!) and one with chickpeas. We had great appetizers, good negroamoro rose', and a wonderful meal of pasta we had made, with both sauces. And topped off with a fig tart. We laughed, we learned, we left with a greater sense (and a few skills) of home-cooked Italian food. We also made two friends we will never forget.
Written 5 November 2019
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Amy
4 contributions
Amazing experience on all fronts!
Oct 2019
This cooking experience is as good as it gets. Paola and Tisiano are gracious, lively and informative. Immediately felt at home with them. Their home is a converted olive mill and is stunning. We made pasta (will keep working on my technique) and learned a handful of secrets of Italian cooking from Paola. Food and wine were abundant and all in all, it was more than we could have asked for.
Written 20 October 2019
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Rosemary P
Long Beach, CA73 contributions
Really charming evening!
Oct 2019 • Friends
Paola and Tisiano are charming and experienced hosts and their home, renovated from an old olive mill is stunning. Paola is an artist as she describes the mixing of flavors colors and balancing elements. We made some homemade pasta and assisted with other dishes. Wine was plentiful, the other guests very good fun and the meal was a masterpiece! Worth twice the price!
Written 7 October 2019
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Susan B
Los Angeles, CA54 contributions
Evening of gourmet local food and wine, cooking instruction, and warm hospitality
Sep 2019
I don't know how they did it, but Tiziano and Paola provided the quintessential Puglia homestay, all in one evening. They welcomed us into their family olive mill which they had transformed into a beautiful modern home and garden. Paola is a gifted chef and an excellent (and patient) teacher. We learned to make several types of pasta and a traditional tomato sauce. She taught us about the Puglian way of eating what is in season. We got to test the fruit(figs were ripening)that is growing in the charming garden where good weather allowed us to eat. Tiziano is quite expert in his knowledge about local wines and taught us as we sampled his favorites. The conversation was enjoyable and extremely informative about modern Italian life. It was a great privilege to connect with such lovely people in their beautiful home. Thank you, Paola and Tiziano, for a truly memorable experience.
Written 30 September 2019
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entarome
Moscow, Russia32 contributions
Great experience we were looking for
Sep 2019
We loved this cooking masterclass and dining, just as much as we liked the overall atmosphere, and the lovely hosts couple! It was all just as we imagined and were looking for about Italian hospitality. Plus we learned our chunk about Puglian pasta, got some insights on overall cooking, and ate LOTS of food :)
PS: the "green" house is amazing :)
Paula and Tiziano, thank you a lot for welcoming us!
Written 26 September 2019
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Donna R
Sydney, Australia4 contributions
Do not book on trip advisor
Sep 2019 • Friends
I booked this on trip advisor, it allowed me to book that day, only to find out it wasn’t available. Did not get refunded the $245.
Do not book via trip advisor
Written 20 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
FedericoP535
hello . i m sorry you wrote such a comment. We must point out that your class has been cancelled because you booked with too short notice , just a matter of hours. 2) of course we have cancelled and refunded you via tripadvisor. It might take 2/3 working days regards L
Written 23 September 2019
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JohnofMelbourne
Melbourne, Australia51 contributions
A Wonderful experience
Sep 2019 • Couples
We had a sensational evening with Paola and Tiziano showing incredible hospitality by inviting us into their home. This is more than just a cooking experience, it’s an immersion into the Italian culture, history, food and laughter with Paola and Tiziano sharing many stories of the region and their past in their beautifully restored home. We were extremely fortunate that it was just the 2 of us on the night and it was like spending the evening with long time friends.Thanks for a great night Paola and Tiziano. Can highly recommend.
Written 17 September 2019
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Sigaliot D
4 contributions
A great evening with wonderful people!
Sep 2019 • Couples
Thank you Paula and Tiziano for an unforgettable evening at your house. Great food, great company, lovely house. Paula and Tiziano are grecious hosts. We had a chance to learn about the local food, how to prepare typical pasta shapes and were fortunate to be a part of a lovely and interesting group of guests. We truly recommend this experience.
Thank you again Paula and Tiziano.
Sigal and Izik.
Written 15 September 2019
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Antony T
London73 contributions
Home cooking in Puglia
Sep 2019
This is not really a cooking lesson - you do make some pasta and carve it into various local shapes, but the pasta you eat has been made earlier. The evening is really about eating some delicious home cooking. On the night I went we started with roasted vegetables and potato pie; then we had pasta similar to (but better than) the pasta we had made, with a sauce of the first cime di rappa (turnip broccoli) of the season; and finished with some meatballs.
One warning: although it is billed as being in Lecce, it is actually about 25 minutes drive from Lecce, so you will be back in Lecce later than you think.
Written 15 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Does not accept solo bookings
The host cancelled as they didn’t accept bookings of one, they messaged me to tell me it had been cancelled and the
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Amazing experience
Our host and her mother were great. We learned how to make oriecchette, then we had a lovely dinner with pasta and
Rose M
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Authentic pasta making with a local
Mario was a great host and teacher. His passion for cooking,teaching and his home ,Apuglia ,was inspiring. We laugh
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Very disappointing
First our guide changed the time of our tour from 9:30 AM to 2;30 PM with very little notice. On the day of the tou
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