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Cooking & Golfing Puglia™

Sauté, Savor & Sip on Puglia’s Coast of Savelletri ~ 6-Day

Cooking Tours
Prices & Dates

Join us in Puglia on the coast of Savelletri for a week of hands-on cooking and golfing.  Delve into Pugliese cooking,  greens for putting and teeing off while learning about the local cuisine.  You’ll also tour the area’s beautiful Alberobello and discover the trulli, taste golden olive oil, fresh figs and savor daily fresh catches of oysters, cod, octopus and sea urchins from the nearby Adriatic Sea.  The stunning 18-hole course set amidst almond trees and olive groves will have you golfing your best game.

Puglia Cooking Classes

Have your camera ready as you start off your cooking tour with a visit to market tour guided by our Apulian chef.  Fancy the local products made by hand: taralli, crunchy biscotti in round little spirals, olive oil, the famous bread of Altamura; capocollo, an aged meat from Martina Franca; focaccia, a baked pizza with rosemary from Bari and fresh seafood from the coast.  Vino tops it off, featuring the local wine of Primitivo and Negramaro.  You’ll learn how to shop like a chef, selecting the just-ripe ingredients for your kitchen.  After your introduction, head back to the kitchen and start slicing and dicing with your Apulian chef.

Everyone dines on the foods prepared following the cooking class.  A toast of local red or white wine is included.

Puglia & Valle d’Itria

Puglia, set in the very the heel of the Italian boot, is known for its culinary delights, natural landscape, incredible art & architecture, and splendid churches. With the Adriatic Sea on the eastern coast and the Gulf of Taranto in the instep, the peninsula of Puglia offers something for every traveler.  The hidden gem of Puglia is the Valle d’Itria, where Chefs throughout Southern Italy source locally raised beef and pork, organic olive oil, and DOC wine.  Dotting the valley are cities filled with art, architecture and their own typical products to explore.

Alberobello is called the trulli capital and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Trulli are the stone houses with coned roofs, traditionally built without any cement or mortar that characterize the southern town.  Roof tops are decorated with a pinnacle or symbol (crosses, planetary and mythological symbols) believed to ward off the evil eye.  Alberobello is also known for its olive oil and olive trees.  You’ll see talented artisans carve olive wood into cucchiarelle, wooden spoons, cutting boards, furniture, woven baskets and unique kitchen utensils.

Puglia Accommodations

Our beautiful 19th-century Puglian property is set on a farm close to the Adriatic Sea.  It’s luxurious while keeping its local style complete with a rolling green garden brimming with fig trees.  Each guest’s bedroom is stylish, some with rooftop views, and includes a private ensuite bath.  The breakfast buffet is a full fare of Puglian delights:  assorted in-season fruit, artisan ham and salumi, along with beautiful cakes and biscotti.  A swimming pool set amongst the fig trees (with a whirlpool) top off the amentities.  Wi-fi, daily breakfast and maid service are included.  So check in, relax and enjoy your home-away-from home during your stay.

Our cooking tour includes a superior room where you can admire a sea view looking out at the Adriatic Sea; or upgrade to the suite boasting a rooftop view.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival & Check-In

  • Transfer from Bari Airport to your property.
  • Check-in and relax. Read through your Welcome Bag for an overview of the exciting days ahead.
  • Refresh and relax with your welcome Prosecco.
  • Dinner follows at the property with a glass of wine included.

Day 2: Market Tour & Cooking Class 1

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Start off the morning with a guided market tour with your chef. Guests will learn to select the freshest fruits and vegetables of the season, including figs, organic olives, and red tomatoes – and seasonal produce.
  • Following the tour, the guests return to the property for a light lunch.
  • Later in the afternoon, tie up your aprons for your first hands-on cooking class. You’ll prepare antipasto, fresh pasta, main course and dessert.  A toast of local red or white wine is included.
  • Dinner follows with the foods prepared in class.  A toast of local red or white wine is included.  Additional wine, non-alcoholic beverages, liqueur and caffè are available at a surcharge.

Day 3: Golfing & Artisan Shopping Tour with Historical Food Notes

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Green Time. Head to the golf course.  Your host will meet and welcome you to the greens.
  • Take time for lunch on your own. A restaurant is located on site.
  • Following your morning on the golf course, your guide takes you on a leisurely stroll to the local artisan shops where you’ll shop and get a run down on the local history.
  • Following the walking tour, return to the property.
  • Dinner is on your own.

Day 4: Golfing & Visit to Alberobello

  • Breakfast is served.
  • 18 hole morning round of golf.
  • For the non-golfer, free time in the morning to relax by the pool or take a leisurely stroll.
  • Lunch on the property included. A toast of local red or white wine included.
  • In the afternoon, a tour to Alberobello, UNESCO World Heritage Site with our guide. Alberobello is home of the trulli, the famous white homes with their iconic cone-shaped roofs.  The excursion includes a tour to the Church of Saints Cosimo & Damiano, and a stop to the market where you will taste some local specialties.
  • Return to the property for dinner.  A toast of local red or white wine included.

Day 5: Golf & Cooking Class 2

  • Breakfast is served.
  • 18 hole morning round of golf.
  • Take time out to enjoy lunch on your own.
  • Following your day on the golf course, return to the property for your cooking class.
  • Cooking Class 2 – you will prepare antipasto, pasta with sauce, main course and dessert.
  • Dinner follows with the foods prepared in class.  A glass of local red or white wine is included.  Additional wine, non-alcoholic beverages, after-dinner liqueur and caffè are available for a surcharge.

Day 6: Check-out & Arrivederci!

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Check-out & Arrivederci!
  • Transfer to Bari Airport.

 

Program Includes:

  • Six days, five nights accommodations on Apulian property, based on double occupancy. Click to view!  *Wifi internet connection available
  • Daily breakfast and maid service included.
  • Three mornings on the green.  This is an 18-hole course certified by the PGA.
  • Two hands-on cooking classes, including antipasto, fresh pasta with a sauce, main course and dessert, dinner follows.  A toast of local wine included.  Additional wines, beverages, after-dinner liqueur and caffè available at a surcharge.
  • Guided market tour with the Chef, where guests will select ingredients for their afternoon cooking class.
  • Three lunches served on the property.
  • Artisan shopping tour discovering local products such as olive oil, handmade pasta and cooking utensils.
  • Excursion to the city of  Alberobello with English-speaking guide.
  • Welcome Prosecco aperitivo.
  • Welcome bag with recipe booklet and chef’s apron.
  • Round-trip transfers to and from Bari Airport.
  • *Wifi internet connection available
Program Prices

$2,895 per person, based on double occupancy. All taxes and Italian VAT are included.
*Rent golf clubs, tees, balls and a golf cart at the main office.
*Golf course notes: this is a PGA 18-hole course set on the coast of Savelletri.  Clubs and golf equipment may be rented on site.

Check Availability

2019 Dates: This program is available from January to May and September to December, excluding bank holidays. Check in on any day of the week. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.