In the kitchen organic products are used exclusively, sourced for the most part from Serragambetta's own fields (Certified by ICEA, Organic Producer PO67) or other organic farms in the area.
In the vegetable garden the seasons dictate the crop cultivation. From the winter vegetables (turnip tops, broccoli, cauliflower, chicory, fennel, salad, etc.) to all the produce of summer which the sun and soil fill with light and flavor (tomatoes, zucchini, aubergine, peppers, green beans, basil, peas, cucumber, etc. etc.).
And then our extra virgin olive oil, our almonds, and fruit of every sort (figs, cherries, plums, lemons, pears, peaches, apricots, quinces, pomegranates, and so on).
At breakfast biscotti and fresh bread are well-accompanied by our homemade fruit conserves and just picked tomatoes, as are the just baked sweets and tarts of Graziella.
In the kitchen organic produce is used almost exclusively, sourced for the most part from Serragambetta’s own fields (Certified Organic Producer PO67, ICEA -AIAB) or other organic farms in the area. In the vegetable garden the seasons dictate the crop rotation.
From winter greens (turnip tops, cauliflower, chicory, fennel and salad leaves etc.) to all those vegetables which summer fills with light and flavour (tomatoes, courgettes, aubergine, green beans, basil, watermelon cucumber etc). And then there is the olive oil, almonds, cherries and fruit of every sort (figs, plums, lemons, pears, peaches, apricots, quinces and pomegranates and so on.
At breakfast biscotti and bread baked in the wood fired oven, delicious accompanied by fruit conserves and just picked tomatoes. Often in the early morning Luigi from the neighbouring masseria appears in the kitchen handing out steaming “fuscelli di ricotta”.
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Dinner is the most important time of day for socializing and enjoying good food. Around a large table guests exchange their impressions of the day's activities and plans for excursions for the following day are discussed, perhaps scanning maps for roads suitable for bike riding or the most sheltered coastal coves if the following day's forecast promises to be windy. And when the first pizzas start to come out of the wood oven, often musician friends appear who with the sounds of tambourine, guitar and piano accordion create just the right atmosphere for those who want to try out the local folk dancing - Pizzica or Tarantella.