Category Archive: Food and Wine

Impromptu Pleasures on an Autumn Evening

The autumn nights draw in early in Puglia, by 5pm it’s already dark which makes it all too easy to stay in by the cosy fire with a glass of red to warm… Continue reading

Festival of San Martino: Chestnuts and Wine

Festivities for San Martino arrived earlier than normal this year in Carovigno, when Articolo 1 pub decided to get the party started on 6th November. The evening kicked off with Folk music and… Continue reading

Relex and Unwind: Wine and Food Pairing

Puglian Pleasures are pleased to announce their latest wine tasting event at Spirito di Vino in San Vito Dei Normanni, featuring award winning wines from Schiena Vini, paired with local cuisine. Presented by… Continue reading

Wine Travel Destination: Puglia, Italy

This magical wine destination is a thin peninsula packed tight with stunning beauty and surrounded by some of the bluest waters in Europe. Flanked by two seas, magical Puglia is a thin peninsula… Continue reading

Passion for Pasta

We all know how passionate Italians are about pasta and how particular they are about which pasta shape must go with which sauce (I’m sure they’d be horrified to learn that I often… Continue reading

Let’s go to Nonna’s! La Locanda di Nonna Mena

A favourite amongst the locals, La Locanda di Nonna Mena, really is like going to ‘Nonna’s’ (Grandma’s) house for lunch or dinner. Located in a quaint little street, Via Edison, just a few… Continue reading

Land and Sea Evening Market: Torre Guaceto 9-11 August 2015

This Market is in collaboration with the Slowfood movement which promotes biodiversity and sustainable eating. Encouraging producers and local business to grow, fish and eat locally sourced produce. The market is a meeting… Continue reading

Ceglie Messapica Global Food Festival: 8-9 August 2015

From classic Mediterranean to the refinements of the kyotese table and everything in between, this year’s food festival in Ceglie Messapica will take you on a journey around the world! Street food from… Continue reading

Boccon di Vino: Wine, Food and Cultural Event, Carovigno 31st July – 2nd August 2015.

Food, wine, culture and music; this annual event has it all! Set in the hilltop town of Carovigno, in the main Piazza near Castle Dentice di Frasso and surrounding streets, is where you’ll… Continue reading

Real Puglian hospitality

Not one to turn down a dinner invitation, I headed to the relatively unknown town of Villa Castelli, in the province of Brindisi, and went to a traditional trattoria, ‘Antichi Sapori’. My good… Continue reading