The specialities of our chefs can be tasted under the olive trees at La Fiermontina, in the inner garden of the Palazzo Bozzi Corso or by candlelight at the M.A.M.A Family Museum. Using carefully selected ingredients and daring bold and surprising combinations, the chefs prepare delicious traditional recipes as well as international dishes.
The restaurant serves elevated interpretations of cucina povera, which can be eaten in the elegant main dining rooms or alfresco amid the olive and orange trees in the hotel’s walled garden.
The gastronomical options in Puglia region are especially rich and varied where only local, fresh products are used. A classic example of this is Puglia’s signature dish, orecchiette con le cime di rapa, pasta cooked with turnip greens. Freshness of ingredients is all-important as is the their provenance: durum wheat, tomatoes, artichokes, fava beans, courgettes, beans, fennel, peppers, onions, seafood.
In the dimly lit Enzo bar that was once a barn, film posters adorn the walls and Tobia Scarpa’s orb-like Suspension Nictes lighting fixtures hang above the gold –paneled bar like jewels that follow the roundness of the stone vault. The Hotel bar Enzo is the perfect lounge area in which to spend some time before or after any lunch or dinner. The bar offers an ample choice of wines, cocktails and liquors.
Every morning, Maria Carla, the Palazzo’s chef, picks herself the fruit and vegetables she needs to start cooking. She gathers all the ingredients and the products of her land and traditions, to share with her guests the secrets of her family recipes and offer them privileged culinary moments.
“A dinner is so much more than a list of ingredients. Every dish contains the elements of a story that can be written and told, and later savoured during a magical evening.” Maria Carla Pennetta, Chef at the Palazzo Bozzi Corso
“Thank you for yesterday’s evening at the Palazzo; it was perfect. We feel so privileged to have enjoyed such an exceptional and timeless moment.” Fatty and Fabrice Johannet, Paris & Marrakech
Anywhere you wish in the Palazzo, a breakfast, a candlelit dinner or a wine tasting await you, further enriched by such unexpected family history.
Enjoy a private dinner in our family museum. Your path runs along a story of passion between figures of other times. Three artist, two sculptors and their beautiful muse, haunt a hidden garden in Lecce.
We shall open a secret door so you may live a pugliese story amongst works of art and take delight in a romantic Salentine dinner. At sunset, when candles light, you will savour our land’s wines while a voice tells you their story.
Conceived by Giacomo and Antonia to commemorate the memory, work and cultural heritage of their grandmother Antonia Fiermonte, M.A.M.A. family museum is a widespread museum that presents itself as the artistic link between La Fiermontina and Palazzo Bozzi Corso by La Fiermontina.