“I think having land and not ruining it is the most beautiful art that anybody could ever want“
A recipe is never just that synergy of aromas and flavours for us, that we create with love and care - each dish has its own story that begins a long time before, and always from the soil. That's why we strive every day to grow, harvest, compost and fertilise according to nature and contribute to a conscious food system.
Attention to the territory and respect for the environment are the inspiring values of our corporate mission.
Eco-sustainability is pursued by using clean energy and getting rid of chemical products—a concept of sustainability that makes our guests feel part of conscious practices, at the heart of a project of thought innovation, respect for nature while saving energy.
In our synergistic gardens we only plant native herbaceous species. Water reserves dating back to 1400 collect rainwater reserves, then reused in orderto irrigate sustainably.
We believe that each of these small actions significantly reduces the waste of water, a vital resource to be preserved, today more than ever. All the services and activities of the Masseria respond to this sustainable philosophy, paying particular attention to the use of biodegradable products, glass, recycled paper and separate garbage collection.
The future of food culture goes far beyond a concept of refined and thoughtful restaurant offer, it rather moves towards a fundamental awareness - everything we eat has a social and environmental impact.
We are fully aware of this here at Masseria San Paolo Grande. This is why we are so committed to producing everything in full respect of the land we live and the local communities we interact with.
The farm activity is focused on a small scale, respecting a careful and quality agriculture. We do not have as our goal a 'massive production' - our aim is instead to pursue with enthusiasm the possibility of serving our guests only fresh and organic products. We love to remind our customers they can harvest fruit or spices, water the plants and put their hands in the ground, a practice that helps to free the mind and soul.
We only use renewable energy sources, while avoiding any chemical fertiliser or artificial additives for all our productions, we purify waters with the latest technology ozone treatments.
For years, we have been working hard to reduce waste as much as possible. We are extremely concerned about the meticulous differentiation of all wastes, so much that for us it's essential to carefully separate, not only the main categories of waste, but also the different types of organic waste from the restaurant.
This way, we proudly feed our animals with genuine foods. Vegetable leftovers for sheep and piglets, sugar and fruit for chickens; meat, fish and carbohydrates for our lovely dogs.