Bar Tales @MasseriaTorreCoccaro

If you’re into drinks you sure know London’s Savoy, known as the founding place of cocktails as we know them today, thanks to notorious Harry Craddock and his bar-tending bible ‘The Savoy Cocktail Book’. We felt honored to have the head bartender of Savoy’s American Bar of today, Erik Lorencs, as a guest, a mixologist, who must have won more titles and competitions than anyone else in the industry. He came to teach a couple of southern Italian bartenders through the Bar Tales movement, all of them enjoyed the venue a lot. “When I look back at the bartenders who were working with us in the past, they’re all legends and to follow them I need to work even harter”, he pointed out. “The American Bar is such an iconic place for cocktails, so I need to make sure that this place is still on the map and still recognized as a place to enjoy great drinks.”

Benessere…

…means wellbeing. Fall is a great time to reboot and refocus mind and body. Clearing is an important part of honoring what came before and preparing for what’s next. In our Aveda spa you can chose from a grand variety of treatments, tailorized to you own taste. Be sure we are using natural products only. Many frangrances, herbs and fruits arrive straight from our vegetable garden. Take the chance and relax in our steam bath before or after your massage or stretch out on cosy matrasses right in front for a nap. Serve yourself from tea and refreshments in our spa bar. If there’s anything missing feel free to let us know. Now just enjoy, cool down, relax and stretch out. We are wishing you a pleasant holiday.

Peace & Sound: The Magic Music Room

I was wondering if you ever passed by our beautiful music lounge? If not, try to do so, especially now that the days are getting shorter and beach life usually ends around 4 pm. I’m sure you’ll find something nice to listen to, going through hundreds of well selected discs, a best of 50ies to 90ies, from Pop to Jazz and back to Rhythm & Soul, stuff you may not have thought of in a long time. Why don’t you pick your own personal mucial jewel to listen to while sipping on a homemade “vin brulé”? Don’t hesitate to play a personal tune on the piano! You’ll enjoy the audience of fellow travellers who might even want to join in: Among a guitar and a trumpet we are trying to offer all the instruments it needs to make your holiday at Masseria Torre Coccaro an unforgetable one.



Beautiful but Chilly: Winter in Puglia

It hardly ever happens – but IF winter strikes in Puglia it usually leaves its traces. This year we’ve already had our well share of snow. But as if someone wanted to check on our patience we keep having windy days, a bit of rain, temperatures below 5 degrees and… snow, funny enough. They say it’s kind of over for this year, the almond trees have started to flourish and every man and dog can’t wait to get outside and breathe fresh air. We’ll keep you posted on this one. Meanwhile take a look at Savelletri’s seagulls: They are the only ones who don’t seem to mind the cold…

Almost Xmas…?

Doesn’t seem like it at all! While down by the sea locals are still having their daily swim at Masseria Torre Coccaro we are keeping all our outdoor spaces open and cosy until temperatures won’t finally fall a bit. Lush Flowers are flourishing in the gardens all around the masseria, our vegetable garden is full of ripe fennel, eggplant, broccoli and fresh spices. Taking a long stroll before sunset is the nicest thing to do these days, topped only by the services of our barman Camillo. For tonight’s aperitivo he is preparing mozzarella and tomato sticks, crispy mini toasts with a drop of fresh olive oil, spicy ricotta and dried tomato, crunchy almonds and a selection of homemade pickles, preferably to go with a glass of prosecco or chilled white wine and, for those who can’t do without, Michael Bublés beautiful Xmas Compilation to sing and swing along. Low season? We’d say this is the best time of the year!

Xmas is behind the corner…

Even at Masseria Torre Coccaro we can’t ignore it any longer. So Dominga and Laura prepared the famous Coccaro Xmas tree this morning, right in front of Natale’s bar, just like every year. You can tell by the glow in their eyes that it was more than just pure duty… And what shall I say? They did a fabulous job! Why don’t you drop by for an aperitivo or some pre-Xmas-dinner these days and take a look…?