When Italians gather for a meal it is always a celebration so it comes natural to start each time by raising the glasses and toast with the expression: Alla Salute! which is the equivalent of “cheers” and literally “to your health”.
Alla Salute’s cuisine is inspired by Puglia (Apulia) and based on the 3 pillars of the Mediterranean Diet: seasonality, local produce and traditional preparations, so all our scrumptious dishes are made from scratch with great care and passion by Head Chef and proprietor Enrica. She comes from Brindisi, Salento (Puglia, Italy) and thanks to her Apulian roots, learnt that simplicity is key to making delicious products as long as raw ingredients preserve quality and authenticity.
Now, at Alla Salute!, she would like to share her passion and respect for her roots; her cooking style draws from Pugliese cuisine where “humble” ingredients are fashioned into wonderful dishes characterised by unadulterated, earthy flavours.
Think of the pizza dough she makes every day by hand, it proofs for at least 24 hours using the best ingredients or the fact the she just uses extra virgin olive oil to cook and where possible, she chooses Slow Food ingredients (Slow Food is a movement promoting food that is produced or prepared in accordance with local culinary traditions, using high-quality locally sourced ingredients, in opposition to fast food culture).
Enjoy the all Pugliese wine list showcasing few of the best wineries of the region and then, sit back, relax and…
Buon appetito! Alla Salute!
Alla Salute’s dishes are inspired by Puglia, the new destination for knowledgeable foodies, land of choice for anyone who recognises the great value of the Mediterranean Diet. In fact, it has been acknowledged that living the olive oil life can help lose weight, improve heart’s health and reverse diabetes.
Cuisine is based on the 3 pillars of the Mediterranean Diet: seasonality, local produce and traditional preparations, so all Salentina’s scrumptious dishes are made from scratch with great care and passion: breads, fresh pasta, vegetarian or omnivorous mains, desserts and more.
More than any other region, Apulia, Italy’s “heel”, has seen a shift away from producing a great volume of unremarkable wine, towards smaller quantities of concentrated wines of great character. At Alla Salute you can taste some wines you will not forget.