Italy Pt. 2- Welcome to the Awaiting Table
Sorry it has taken me so long to post the next part of my trip, apparently leaving school and work for two weeks causes chaos when you return. I’ll take it though. After taking the six-hour train ride, and sleeping for the entire thing, we ended up in Lecce. The Awaiting Table and Silvestro’s house are located in Lecce, but we got to stay at the castle instead since we had such a large group. We did a short tour of the town, then headed over for a welcome dinner at the school. I had never really thought about what I would want my kitchen to look like when I have my own, until I saw this place.
There were huge doors at the front of the house, but a little elf door opened up when we knocked and we went through that instead. It reminded me of the elf door in the Santa Claus with Tim Allen. I was immediately awed as I stepped inside. Each room was a different color, each very bright. There were all sorts of collections and trinkets everywhere you looked. It was probably one of the best decorated houses I have ever seen, and I think Silvestro did it all himself! I think these photos can speak for themselves.
The dinner consisted of appetizers and wine, my kind of dinner. My addiction to burrata only grew on this trip, I might have to attempt to make my own in the near future.
What a way to welcome us to the cooking school! Stay tuned for the next post about the castle and classes!