Enjoy a Very Special Introduction to Typically Tuscan Cooking with one of the most famous families in this amazing region followed by a very special Dinner with the dishes that you made by yourself during the class...
The Antinori Family owns the “Osteria di Passignano” in Badia a Passignano, a small village located only 45 minutes from Florence and about one hour from Siena, in the hills of the Chianti region. The view from here is breath-taking, from the magnificent Abbey of Passignano, dating back to the year 1049, to the vineyards and olive trees that surround these hills. The Osteria is a classic country stone house, once used as a cellar. Inside, the big oak casks have been replaced by elegant and cleverly restored tables. Some historical items have been preserved such as the beautiful cartwheels hanging on the walls and some pieces of furniture recovered from the nearby Antinori estates. An English botanic collection of 115 items, photographs from the late 1800s and painting of the surrounding lands are displayed on the walls. An impressive age-old wooden wine press, recovered during the renovation works, now dominates the “wine tasting” area of the hall. Here we will learn the secrets of the Tuscan cuisine and taste some of the great wines produced in this region. The class starts at 3:30pm with the hands-on cooking class, held in English by the Chef and consisting in the preparation of a typical Tuscan menu as the following example:
“ Pecorino Cheese Pudding”
Home-made Pasta with Vegetables
Stuffed Chicken, Rabbit or Guinea Fowl
Dessert like “Zuccotto” or Chocolate cake
Around 6:15pm we take a break and the restaurant sommelier will guide us through the historical cellars of Badia a Passignano, where you will get the chance to see first-hand where the Antinori’s world-renowed wines age. An aperitif will follow just before sitting down to enjoy dinner accompanied by matching wines.
A certificate will be issued to all participants with a recipe booklet.
(Tour duration: 8 hours – Duration of the experience at Antinori : approx. 6 hours - Minimum 4 persons)