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The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy

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I had a great 5 days in Lecce at the Awaiting Table Cookery School. We started on Monday meeting... read more

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Sue B
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My husband and I travel extensively and regularly. We visit Puglia often. We have travelled the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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 yesterday via mobile

I had a great 5 days in Lecce at the Awaiting Table Cookery School. We started on Monday meeting our teacher and host, Silvestro, under the statue of Saint Oronzo not far from the school. There were 3 of us most of the time but...More

Thank Sue B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I travel extensively and regularly. We visit Puglia often. We have travelled the Salento. We had high expectations of what the week would bring. Where to start about our superb time at the Castle in Spongano on the bike /cook/wine week with...More

Thank TienT67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've brought groups to The Awaiting Table since 2008, but this was the first time we combined biking with the cooking school, and it's a winner! We biked for about 2 hours, returned to the castle for an incredible lunch, lounged poolside in the afternoon,...More

Thank CookingWithMichele
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bicycle/wine/cooking program at the Palazzo south of Lecce is a wonderful introduction to the Salento region, BUT be sure to ask a few important questions before you book. The accommodations at the Palazzo Bacile vary greatly, so be sure to be specific about the...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We were surprised to hear that you were unhappy with your room, especially as you had asked about the ability to stay on in the same room after the course was over. The 'tour director that ran the course', as you say, is a great...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a pleasure to have you and we're pretty sure the picture of you making our annual tomato sauce has made it onto our site. Take a look! We look forward to your return next year.

Reviewed July 30, 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

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was a treat to have you! We hope to have you back soon. We're sorry (not that we did anything wrong, but just in solidarity with all of our friends of Canada. We're sorry too!). ;)

Reviewed June 25, 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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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Great to have you! Come back again! To bicycle?

Reviewed March 22, 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 March 23, 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 December 19, 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 December 16, 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 December 17, 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

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Selmapedretti
August 22, 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
August 17, 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
May 18, 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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