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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 Reviews

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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Experience Florence: Tuscan Dinner in a Florentine Home

Skip the restaurants for a night and enjoy a 5-course meal inside a cozy, Florentine home. Learn the history and fine art behind Italian cuisine as your expert chef and host serves up a delicious Tuscan dinner. Begin your meal with an aperitif and end with a coffee and good conversation. Numbers are limited to 12 people on this tour to ensure a cozy, homespun experience. 

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 cuisine focuses on fresh, locally grown ingredients: plump tomatoes, soft cheeses, grilled meats, fresh breads and olive oil straight from the Tuscan hills. It’s no surprise that its dishes are beloved all over the world.

Begin your evening of true Tuscan flavor in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your host and make the short walk to the private home. Settle into the cozy dining room and sip an aperitif as your host serves the first course.

Using traditional ingredients with an innovative spin, the homemade specialties included in your 5-course meal will vary depending on the season. (A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section.) If you’d like to complement your meal with wine, you can purchase some from your host.

As you chat over a leisurely meal, the way real dinner is done in Italy, learn some of the local culinary secrets from your host, including the dishes’ origin stories. Finish up with Italian dessert and a coffee before making your way back to your hotel.

Itinerary

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

Herbert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Spectacular! Our hosts operate a cooking school in their home. The night we were there the only other guests what participated in the school so they ate food that they had prepared while we ate a spectacular meal prepared for us. The courses were well chosen and complemented one another. Our main course was an excellent quail dish that still has us in smiling. We were able to purchase wine at the home quite inexpensively. We would certainly do this again next time we are in Florence!

JOHN R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Outstanding evening with a nice local family. Dinner was worth the money even without the interaction with the guests. Do IT!

Anette L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Lovely evening with 2 lovely people! Food was excellent and the wine very good. Their knowledge of food and wine and warm hearts was a great joy!

firemanwez

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

What an amazing experince. My girlfriend and I booked this wonderfu night, not really sure what to expect. We were met at the pre arranged point and taken to a beautiful Florentine home where given a glass of Presecco and introduced to a couple who had been cooking all day on a seperate tour and would be joining us for dinner.
Another couple joined us and that made us 6. What took place over the evening was an amazing nioght of strangers getting to know each other over the 5 amazing courses and in the sourrounds of a beautiful home. The Chef was a genuine, friendly woman along with her husband who served us better than some waiters in 5 star hotels. People, this is honest good food in a relaxed atmosphere and I will be returning on my next trip to Florence. Don't miss this amazing night. Thank you.

Emily E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Amazing organic food, absolutely delicious. Great way to have a different meal and meet some great people. Provided plenty of food, and offered a wine tasting option, which was well worth it.

charltol

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

What a wonderful evening! The meeting place was really very straight forward to locate, and our host, Eduardo was there, on time, to escort us to his lovely home, where we were greeted by our chef Varinia. We were dining with another couple, and their daughter, and we enjoyed a glass of Prosecco prior to dinner. The dining room was initially set up with two tables, but our dinner companions suggested that we join tables, which was easily accomodated and we embarked on a memorable evening of lively conversation. Each course was delicious and the portions very adequate. Wine was available for purchase and accompanied each course beautifully. Varinia joined us for some conversation after dinner, and is certainly a warm and interesting woman. My son and I highly recommend this experience.

ALEXANDRA N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

A truly amazing experience. Very friendly and welcoming hosts. The food was fantastic and the intimate atmosphere well worthwhile. I would recommend this tour very highly.

JAMES T F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our hosts Eduardo and Vary were excellent. The food was sensational. Thank you for a wonderful evening

Adrian L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

awesome meal, highly recommeded. whole exp is 5 star, better than any restaurant

Christine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

This was, by far, the best eating experience we had in Italy. This satisfied EVERYONE in our group of 6 - including my picky husband and 13 year old son. Even better than the food was our warm and gracious hosts. We felt like we were at home - not on vacation. What a wonderful respite from the rigors of vacationing.

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