Highly recommended in Lecce: La Quinta Stagione

Ristorante La Quinta Stagione Chef Franco Tornese Lecce, Italy highly recommended Nobody does crudo as well as the pugliesi. After all, all they need to do is go down the sea and pluck their catch from the warm waters of the Adriatic! Tuna “four ways.” Chef Franco’s creative take on the Pugliese classic, Ciceri e […]

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Trattoria Le Zie (Lecce): the best restaurant in Puglia?

Trattoria Cucina Casareccia “Le Zie” Via Colonnello Archimede Costadura, 19 73100 Lecce, Italy +39 0832 245178 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Pittule (classic Pugliese fritters) Fave e cicoria (fava beans and chicory) Tiella di riso (rice, mussels, potatoes, zucchine etc.) Ciceri e tria (chickpeas and noodles) Favas braised in vegetable stock (this was one of the most delicious […]

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Puglian cooking expert Viktorija Todorovska recommends Cantele Primitivo

We can’t think of a better way to start of the new year than with a nod from Puglian cooking expert Viktorija Todorovska who recently included our Primitivo in a roundup of recommendations for her readers at She Knows Food & Recipes. Viktorija’s The Puglian Cookbook was published last year by Agate Surrey and is […]

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Congratulations to our friends at Sotto: “best new restaurant” 2011

Congratulations to our friends at Sotto for being named “best new restaurant 2011” by Los Angeles Magazine! We’re proud to be part of your wine program!

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salice salentino

The Miracle of Cantele’s Salice Salentino

“Miracle” is a strong word to use when it comes to describing a wine. But I am confident that it’s warranted in this case! I’m talking about Cantele’s Salice Salentino, a classic blend of the winery’s top Negroamaro blended with smaller amounts of Malvasia Nera, also from its best growing sites. You don’t need me […]

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