Castello di Ugento’s courtyard restaurant, Il Tempo Nuovo, will celebrate local, seasonal cuisine. House Chef Odette Fada re-imagines Puglia’s traditional dishes for the 21st century, dissecting recipes passed down through families over the centuries and conjuring gastronomic creations from the simplest ingredients . Her philosophy is to focus on flavour, shining the spotlight on each season’s natural produce and capturing its essence with her trademark elegance and lightness of touch.
Seafood straight from the fishing boats or the fish market in Gallipoli will be one of the highlights on the menu – Puglia boasts not one, but two coastlines, bordered by the Adriatic and Ionian seas – along with locally bred, herb-infused lamb. While for dessert there will be patisserie, laced with local almonds and carob with homemade gelato.
The cuisine from Puglia, with the unique use of vegetables and fish, is a milestone in the overall Mediterranean cuisine.