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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 27 Reviews

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)
Spend an evening in a cozy Florentine private home and enjoy an authentic 5-course Tuscan meal, expertly cooked by your friendly chef. Gain insight into Italian home life and cooking, learning about the history of the dishes you eat and, of course, Florence's famous cuisine! If you’re looking for an ideal mix of culture, fine dinning and great company, this Tuscan dinner experience is not to be missed!

Numbers are limited to 12 people on this small-group experience, ensuring you'll enjoy a more personalized evening with your host.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a 5-course Tuscan meal in a Florentine house
  • Get an 'at home' experience in Florence and relax with your hospitable local host
  • Enjoy quality home-cooked food in a friendly environment
  • Learn about Tuscan cuisine and share foodie tips with like-minded people in your group
  • Start your meal with an aperitif and end with coffee
  • Small-group experience with a maximum of 12 people ensures a more intimate atmosphere

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What You Can Expect

Experience Florence: Tuscan Dinner in a Florentine Home

Chicken Cacciatore

Tuscan food is famous all over the world, and for good reason! Simple yet creative, the cuisine focuses on using the very best ingredients -- fresh, locally grown and always in season. Imagine the reddest tomatoes you've ever laid eyes on, olive oil from the Tuscan hills, fresh breads, mild cheeses and grilled meats: welcome to Tuscan cuisine!

Your evening in a local Florence home lets you enjoy this famous food in a relaxed and authentic setting. After meeting your friendly host (professional chef) outside in the center of town, take a leisurely five-minute walk to his or her home. Dinner is ready and waiting, so make yourself at home in the dining room and savor an aperitif while your host brings the first course to the table.

The Chef helps contemporary dinners rediscover the intrinsic value of classic Italian cuisine, reinterpreted for a modern clientele, bringing an innovative and refined presentation but with traditional ingredients.

The dishes served throughout your five-course Tuscan feast will vary according to seasonality and what the local market has available that day. Rest assured, whatever you eat is guaranteed to be a homemade specialty. Wine is not included, but you'll be able to buy some from your host, should you want it to complement your meal.

As you eat, chat, relax and enjoy the feeling of being ‘at home’ in Florence, find out the secrets of home-cooking in Tuscany and learn about the dishes' origins and history. Dinner ends with coffee, and when you're ready to leave, your host will point you in the right direction to your hotel.

Sample Menu:
(Subject to change without notice)
  • Creamy burrata cheese with tomato bruschetta
  • Pappa al pomodoro (tomato and bread soup, made with basil and leeks)
  • Spinach and ricotta dumplings, dressed with truffle butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Chicken cacciatore (stewed olives, tomatoes, rosemary and garlic), or roasted vegetable flan. Both dishes are served with new potatoes and a green salad
  • Tiramisu

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Our dinner was fantastic and our hosts were friendly and entertaining - we had a lovely time. I highly recommend this experience as a pleasant (and delicious) break from restaurant dining.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

This experience turned out to be a great surprise and was the absolute high point of our vacation in Greece and Italy; I would give it TEN POINTS if I could.
The residence is a small bed and breakfast in a pleasant, largely residential neighborhood in the Otranto (other side of the river) district. It is an easy walk over the Ponte Vecchio from the Uffizi Gallery and a ten or fifteen minute taxi ride from the Florence Centrale train station area (about $10E each way). Patrons tend to dress nicely casual. The dining room seats 10 people or so depending on table ccnfiguration and encourages both intimacy and friendly conversation between tables; it is very nicely decorated with lots of bookcases, antique furnishings, and a marble fireplace with quite a bit of tasteful art on display. The room has high ceilings and tall narrow windows for lighting and ventilation by fresh air that open into a leafy tree canopy on an adjacent property. The preparation and presentation of the gourmet northern Italy food dishes made from local fresh ingredients is imaginative (no pasta or tomato sauce) and so far above typical nice restaurant fare as to beg comparison. The host and chef are most engaging, gracious, and charming...we loved them and their interaction with the guests. The only small hiccup was that there was a miscommunication between them and Viator regarding my wife's dietary preferences which they solved most expeditiously and courteously, e.g., "no problem, don't concern yourselves, tell us what she likes, and we will do it with what we have on hand!!" We were celebrating our tenth wedding anniversary and having dinner here was the perfect way to end our last day in Florence. If you don't take advantage of this reasonably priced experience you will really be missing out on a wonderful dinner in a wonderful setting with wonderful people!

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