We booked for one night and upon arrival were delighted to learn we could have dinner at the Tenuta after along day of sight-seeing in Otanto.When we returned to the tenuta,I took a nap,intending to arrive at the dining room at the usual time for dinner in Puglia,8:30.My husband roused me early,stating the owner/chef had requested we dine at an earlier time,since there were only two other people dining that evening.Sleepily,I entered the dining room and was served a bowl of spaghetti tossed in a tasteless tomato sauce and topped with 5 tiny,obviously frozen shrimp....ironic for a place called Tenuta il Gambero [shrimp].We ordered a bottle of Puglia white,which tasted much the same as the carafe wine we had been drinking for the last 2 weeks.It was a sad and disappointing meal.The next morning,when we received the bill,we were aghast to learn we had been charged as much as we had paid for excellent,complete dinners in restaurants.We questioned the owners,but they were indifferent to our concers.We felt taken and so angry.This was the only negative experience in our two weeks of travel in Puglia.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Masseria dei Monaci faceva parte del complesso abbaziale di S. Nicola de Casulis. Il nucleo principale e del XII secolo con strutture del XVI e XVIII secolo. Poco distanti si vedono i resti del grande centro di cultura i cui manoscritti sono conservati nei piu importanti musei del mondo. La masseria ha annesso un rinomato ristorante, il Gambero, che segue ancora oggi i principi dell'alimentazione sana, fatta di prodotti della natura e pesce freschissimo. Il suo stemma raffigura l'autoritratto di un celebre monaco di San Nicola di Casole: Pantaleone, l'autore del pavimento musivo della Cattedrale di Otranto. ... more less
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