The traditional peasants’ food is the protagonist of the “A Locanda tù Marchese” menu: Protopapa family cook and serve lovely and homemade Apulian dishes to introduce Puglia and especially Salento to tourists and let them experience flavors and tastes, remindful of the history of the region.
“A Locanda tù Marchese” restaurant, in Matino, is a placewhere you can eat dishes cooked with 0- km seasonal ingredients. The vegetables grown in the terrace garden of the restaurant and the excellent greens supplied by the local vegetable-makers, adhering to the initiative “Campagna Amica“, organized by Coldiretti (the largest agricultural organization in Europe) guarantee Daniele Protopapa, the chef of the “A Locanda tù Marchese” restaurant, plenty of genuine ingredients for his recipes.
We also have interesting workshop of pasta and sweets, local craft and pizzica dance.
CELEBRATION OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND PASSION FOR TRADITIONS
“A Locanda tù Marchese” restaurant is a family restaurant where guests can taste the traditional Apulian and Salentinian dishes making up the Mediterreanean Diet. Since 2010 this selection of simple dishes, common to Mediterranean countries, has been recognized and preserved as “Immaterial Cultural Heritage” by Unesco: a special combination of legumes, cereals, vegetables , meat and fish, taste and flavors , capable of evoking the history of their territory.
The collaboration of the local vegetable-makers and breeders, adhering to “Campagna Amica” initiative, with the Protopapa family makes possible the use of seasonal and genuine ingredients, the key factor in the Mediterranean Diet.
Who is the lady on the left? Nonna Tetta, who better than she, with her hands, can take care of these exceptional ingredients. With generational recipes, it will make you taste the Salento of the past.
TYPICAL SALENTINIAN CUISINE AND TERRACE WITH A VIEW
“A Locanda tù Marchese” restaurant uses local and seasonal ingredients. Thanks to the terrace overlooking the historic center of Matino, where the restaurant is housed, in summer, “A Locanda tù Marchese” guests can taste their lunch, prepared by Daniele Protopapa, while sipping local wine, in the shade of the bell tower, enjoying a picturesque view.