There are many restaurants in Italy called Antichi Sapori (Old Flavors), but the one owned by Pietro Zito in Puglia (in Montegrosso, near Bari) is probably the most famous. We’ve already had the pleasure of eating there in 2008, and we definitely wanted to go there again this time in Puglia.
The restaurant grows most of its produce in their own garden, at a stone’s throw of the restaurant. This is not Michelin star dining, but the best ingredients prepared according to the local traditions. You can eat à la carte, but the easiest way to sample the cuisine is by the tasting menu (only 38 euros), which comprises tasting ALL antipasti, two primi (pasta), three secondi (meat) with contorni (sides) and tasting ALL desserts. You better come very hungry! And you definitely need to make a reservation in advance.
There was so much food that I won’t even try to describe it in more detail. Everything was delicious. Everything was prepared perfectly. Everything was made using the best fresh ingredients. There were small pauses before, between, and after the two pasta dishes, but otherwise the food just kept coming for 2 and a half hours. The quantities of each dish are not that big, but altogether it is a lot. Did I mention it was delicious, tasty, and just plain goooood?
We probably should not wait another ten years before going to Puglia again…
Fonte: Stefan Gourmet