Nestled in an ancient olive grove, surrounded by 16th century city walls in the heart of Lecce, our Zéphyr Restaurant you can enjoy a true culinary experience. A secret citrus grove with just a few tables, atmospheric lighting and a warm, professional service are the prelude to a gastronomic journey you will not forget.
Our dishes are designed by chef Alessandro Pascali, who gained international experience working with great Michelin-starred names such as Alain Ducasse, Carlo Cracco and Stefano Baiocco. After travelling the world, Alessandro has returned to his native Salento with a broader mindset and that unique blend of personality, precision, flair and creativity that makes each of his dishes a real surprise. His leitmotifs are authentic Apulian savours, blended with French, Moroccan and Oriental flavours for a fusion cuisine.
Whether lunch, an aperitif or dinner, the surprise is always just around the corner: from frisella with tuna in tuna sauce, avocado, tomato gazpacho and pupuneddha (local cocumner) sorbet to a reinterpretation of the classic spaghetti aglio, olio e peperoncino with tuna tartare and sprouts. Sit at our tables and match each course by choosing from a careful selection of wines and sparkling wines from the best local and European wineries.