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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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Eat drink and be merry mindfully

Five stars! If you want to visit southern Italy with a group of friends ( or alone and join a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jayne10017
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New York City, New York
via mobile
A second visit

I enjoyed the first visit and loved the class again! Can't wait until next visit. So much info... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dianaprevot
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Laguna Beach, California
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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 3 days ago via mobile

Five stars! If you want to visit southern Italy with a group of friends ( or alone and join a group)I highly recommend the awaitingtable castle experience! From A to Z your needs are pampered as you learn to make home made pasta and local...More

Thank jayne10017
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

what a great group of people! That was fun. I think you all actually damaged my liver (which is important I think, that's why they call it that). We look forward to your visit next year!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed the first visit and loved the class again! Can't wait until next visit. So much info! Maybe a bicycle course with my husband. Or the olive oil course.

Thank dianaprevot
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

It was a pleasure to have you back with us! And 7 years is a long time between visits. We hope to have you back for a third visit, as you say, with your husband this time. It was great to catch up.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had the good fortune to spend a week with Silvestro and his amazing team ... celebrating my sister's birthday with another sister and Jan's good friends. It was an amazing experience, meeting as a group with Silvestro each morning at a little cafe to...More

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

We wouldn't have a school or the ability to teach the food and wine of the place we love if it weren't for you! So, thank you as much as you thank us. We hope to have you back, maybe next year for the bicycle...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our trip to Puglia this past March, my husband and I attended Awaiting Table's one-day cooking course. We thoroughly enjoyed our day which started with an educational trip to the market where bought the ingredients we’d be using to prepare lunch and dinner. Silvestro...More

Thank virginiakravitz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't know that I can write a review to do my experience at the Awaiting Table justice. I have followed the school and Silvestro for many years and I was finally able to celebrate my 60th birthday with 2 of my sisters and 6...More

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Cucinapugliese, Guest Relations Manager at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was a GREAT pleasure to have you with us! We await your next visit! The staff

Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience. It's more than a cooking class -- Silvestro brings together the region's rich history with its wine, food and culture -- for a true "taste of Puglia." Loved the community aspect of it, too. Met some really interesting people. We're planning to "gift"...More

Thank Bonnie R
Cucinapugliese, Guest Relations Manager at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

- It was great to have you with us! We look forward to your next visit!

Reviewed 26 May 2017

The Awaiting Table offers an excellent balance of experience, education, and conversation, and allows students to engage in a full day as a local with the host at his home and in the town of Lecce. From the stroll through town to the green market...More

Thank shawliza
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

My partner and I signed up for a week long course on Southern Italian wines. Our group was small and fluid (not everyone was there for the week) which meant that Silvestro was able to adapt the flow and content of the course to suit...More

1  Thank Robyn1205
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

It was great to have you two with us and we look forward to your return in the future. Bicycling /Cucina / Vino? We'd love to have you back!

Reviewed 19 May 2017

I spent a week learning about the Salento region of southern Italy, including pasta making and cooking, wines, olive oils, history, and Salento life. It was a most amazing week and I would reccomend it to anyone wishing to learn more in about southern Italy...More

1  Thank Cindy L
Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

After such a long time waiting, it was great to have you finally visit. And we look forward to your next visit. And in the meantime, keep looking for Southern Italian wine in your town. It's worth seeking out! Thanks again!

Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

The main reason my partner and I came to southern Italy was to learn more about the wines of the region. After seven days in the beautiful Baroque styled Lecce, under the passionate, knowledgeable & astute tutelage of Silvestro and his fantastic team, we feel...More

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Cucinapugliese, Owner at The Awaiting Table Cookery School in Lecce, Italy, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2017

It's one of our favourite courses of the year, when we move beyond the wine of the Salento to learn and teach about all of Southern Italy. And it particularly rewarding to have two industry experts with us. We learned a lot from you as...More

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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
24 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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