Le Cesarine


  • Gratin of seasonal vegetables, cardoncelli mushrooms in olive oil
  • Spelt flour orechiette with green cabbage and smoked guanciale (pork cheek)
  • Roast leg of lamb with crispy roast potatoes
  • Julienne of carrots with puntarelle in lemon and olive oil
  • ‘Bocconotto’ with crème pâtissière, cherries and olive leaf liquor

Refined selection of local wines


"This Taste Experience is a celebration of the warm distinctive flavours of my region," explains our Cesarina, Anna Clelia, "these are my typical local dishes, adapted especially for the winter."
To begin the Taste Experience, Anna Clelia serves a rich and varied starter: seasonal vegetables ‘au gratin’ with cardoncelli mushrooms in olive oil.
The first course is an iconic Pugliese dish, handmade orecchiette pasta made with spelt flour, served with cabbage and delicious smoked ‘guanciale’ pork. For the second course, another feast of flavours; a leg of lamb with roast potatoes. Second course is served with a fresh side of julienne carrots and puntarelle in lemon and extra virgin olive oil.
To round off this celebration of Puglia’s flavours, Anna Clelia serves a ‘bocconotto’, a pastry with crème pâtissière and cherries, infused with olive leaf liquor.


  • Participate in meal preparation

  • Vegetarian option

  • Cesarina speaks English

  • Lunch and dinner

Anna Clelia’s house is in Locorotondo, where her large terrace looks out over the wonderful Itria Valley. This village, located in the Apulian hinterland, is small and pretty, full of white houses with pointed roofs. Locorotondo is in a strategic position,  just halfway to the Adriatic sea and the Ionian sea and the bucolic Apulian countryside.

«My family is really big and we have always considered lunch and dinner to be moments as almost sacred». For our Cesarina, welcoming new guests into her flat and serving them local treats is a real celebration of flavours!

The secret of the Cesarina
"What's my recipe for happiness? Enjoying Pugliese flavours on my sunny terrace with new friends."

Cesarine at home

This Cesarina is also available to organize a taste Experience at your accomodation

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