When you think of Italy, and even less when you think of the Puglia region, Sushi is definitely not something that springs to mind. You imagine trulli’s, olive oil, turquoise water, old stone villages, and beaches baked in sunshine. However, Puro Sushi is taking advantage of the abundance of fresh fish and local produce, and bridging the gap between Italian and Japanese cuisine in an exciting new way!
Situated in Polignano a Mare, an old historic town that dates back to Greek settlers in 4th century BC, it is a charming place, with just enough tourists to keep exciting bars and restaurants open, but not too many that it’s no fun to visit.
Puro Sushi is just a stone’s throw from the beach, the importance of fresh fish when creating sushi and sashimi is no secret, so having the sea on your doorstep is more than ideal and equally environmentally friendly, when most of their ingredients have such a short distance to travel.
All this leads to a beautifully refined cuisine, taking Japanese traditions and finesse and combining them with some explosive Italian flavours. A hint of basel or olive oil, merged with the sushi, pairing together like a dream. You wouldn’t expect them to work so well but as you taste the layers of delicate flavours, you see this is a match made in heaven.
Of course, no restaurant would be complete without a great wine list. Partners Leo Benedetti and Pierangelo Coda, have created an exciting wine list concentrating on natural, biodynamic, and organic local wines from the region of Puglia. Expect to find some gems you’ve never seen before and some classics you won’t be able to resist. Does Italian wine and sushi mix…? You’d better find out for yourself.
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