What’s the story with this sleepy-looking town? Well, in the summer, locals pack up shop and the kids, and either head to the countryside (yes, 20 minutes up the road) or down to the coast (yep, 15 minutes away) to retreat in their summer homes. The town seems silent but in reality, every year more people choose to stay at home, especially with the continuous opening of new kitchens and concept spaces led by young chefs.
Pentole e Provette
Siena-born chef Luca Trabalzini started his culinary career at the age of 15 with a passion for cooking that took him all the way to Australia, where he acquired innovative cooking techniques and brought them back home, here to Fasano. The experience that awaits at this Gastro-Bistro is full of great surprises – definitely for those who enjoy the unexpected. Chef Trabalzini defines his cuisine as ‘pop’ and there is definitely a culinary dance going on here, between hot and cold, salty and sweet, crunchy, and creamy. Trabalzini was a finalist in last year’s Chef Awards 2019 in Assisi – the first-ever to come from Fasano. The menu changes according to seasonal ingredients and is wonderfully paired with lesser-known labels; you may be lucky enough to have the beef cheek with rice crispies and beetroot available as well as the tartare on an ice cream stick, the light-as-air Parmigiana, and the popcorn and caramel panna cotta.
Via Musco, 37 – 72015 Fasano | +39 348 655 4811 | https://bit.ly/2SIvj4I | email@example.com
Al Palazzo is all about mixing origins with something new, adding value, and respect to the earth by using raw materials with passion and offering love and respect to this beautiful land. Two seating options include in the former barn house now converted into a cozy dining lounge, or outdoors amid the rows of citrus trees in a line-up of tables that is always ready for a festive dining experience with friends. The chef prepares exquisite lemon linguine with fresh shrimp and Stracciatella cheese as well as excellent pan-fried salmon. Additional favorites include mixed fried fish and there is an impressive selection of health-conscious dishes that all change every season. Booking recommended.
Via Roma, 87 – 72015 Fasano | +39 333 583 6117 | al-palazzo.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Fuori Menu is a new kitchen in town with charming interiors and creative dishes created by Chef Giuseppe who uses fresh produce from the land and sea to create a seasonal menu revisiting traditional cooking with unconventional ingredients from Puglia, accompanied by an impressive range of wine. Our favorites including homemade pasta and meat. Dessert? Try the pistachio pie.
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 139 – 72015 Fasano | +39 080 567 9850 | https://bit.ly/2zevv4S | email@example.com
Caffe Bella Napoli
Besides its coffee and impressive line of fresh pastries, this central cafe run by Donato (co-owner of the new MOSS wines), also offers a lunch and dinner menu surrounded by bottles of hand-selected vino across the region. The kitchen offers classic recipes and seasonal specials with interesting interpretations. Book the back cellar room, ideal for maximum 6 people.
Piazza Ciaia 7 – 72015 Fasano | +39 080 442 2464
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Ardecuore Trattoria Contemporanea
Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 109, 72015 Fasano | +39 329 009 8889 | ardecuore.com | firstname.lastname@example.org