About

  • © Emiko Davies

Talea is a creative and event design agency founded in 2016 by Valentina Guttuso.

Distinguishing itself by meticulous attention to detail, both from the content and organizational perspectives, Talea designs and devises unusual experiences in exclusive locations: from secret dinners to private and tailor-made events; from creative retreats to lifestyle and food photography workshops.

A love of art, architecture and design infused with a passion for food, give rise to experimentation in new format-projects that draw from conviviality, while exalting content and form.

Passwords: Research, sharing, slow-living.

Our Secret Table

  • © Andrea di Lorenzo

  • © Andrea di Lorenzo

  • © Andrea di Lorenzo

  • © Andrea di Lorenzo

  • © Andrea di Lorenzo

Our Secret Table is a project borne out of the desire to fuse refined and hidden architectural spaces with a premium quality gastronomic experience.

The idea is to create a pollination between environment and setting, between space and food.

This dining experience is designed to generate an exclusive atmosphere and to gather creative people who are curious to share an unusual experience at the same table.

The exact place of the dinner typically remains secret until the guest makes his or her reservation, at which point, the location is subsequently revealed.

The dinner includes a four-course menu designed according to the seasonality of local products combined with a refined selection of wines, all curated by a chef.

Retreats

  • © Giorgio Guerrini

  • © Giorgio Guerrini

  • © Giorgio Guerrini

  • © Giorgio Guerrini

  • © Giorgio Guerrini

  • © Giorgio Guerrini

  • © Giorgio Guerrini

The key idea is to combine exclusive locations with exceptional content and guests, in order to concoct a rich and original creative project.

The first edition of this Retreat took place in Puglia, at the Masseria Potenti.

The Puglia Encounter,  was conceived to bring creative people who are passionate about lifestyle, food photography and more, together for a few days.

Three exceptional hosts enriched the three-day programme: a food writer, a food photographer and a food stylist.

The experience included three days of cooking, photography, foraging and styling classes: a prime opportunity to cultivate and develop food photography skills, discover more about the culinary traditions and local customs of this part of Puglia, and to share ideas and inspiration with a group of creative peers.

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