Experience Florence: Tuscan Dinner in a Florentine Home

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Experience Florence: Tuscan Dinner in a Florentine Home information and booking

from
$70
Duration
3 hours
Departs from
Via Romana in central Florence
Time of departure
7:30pm
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Tour description provided by Viator

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.

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

What's included

  • 5-course dinner
  • Bottled mineral water
  • Aperitif

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Wine