Flavorful Florence Small-Group Tasting Experience

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Florence

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The culinary heritage of central Italy is at your fingertips during this introduction to Tuscan cuisine. Head to the Oltrarno—the southern side of Florence, away from the tourist center—and grab a seat at the table as an expert guide begins this in-depth introduction to the typical foods of Tuscany. Learn all about regional cuisine, local food culture, and the history of particular dishes, and hear how artisans have been reviving ancient culinary traditions to bring them to new generations.Sample local wines, honey, truffles and pecorino cheese, nibble on cured prosciutto and salami, and breathe in the aromas of fragrant herbs like saffron. After savory pâté and fettunta (Tuscan bruschetta), satisfy your sweet tooth with panforte, chocolate cake, and almond biscotti. As you raise a glass of grappa to toast to your new knowledge, pick up some recommendations for restaurants to check out during the rest of your stay in flavorful Firenze.
The Renaissance capital of Tuscany, Florence is the region's cultural hub—and not just for art and architecture. The culinary heritage of central Italy is at your fingertips during this introduction to Tuscan cuisine. Head to the Oltrarno—the southern side of Florence, away from the tourist center—and grab a seat at the table as an expert guide begins this in-depth introduction to the typical foods of Tuscany. Learn all about regional cuisine, local food culture, and the history of particular dishes, and hear how artisans have been reviving ancient culinary traditions to bring them to new generations.Bite into an array of gourmet specialties that are representative of the region as you discuss how each item is made and where it comes from. Dip fresh bread in peppery extra virgin olive oil, indulge in rare black and white truffles, and learn what type of espresso drink to order at any time of day to caffeinate like a local.Sample local honey and pecorino cheese, nibble on cured prosciutto and fennel-infused salami, and breathe in the aromas of fragrant herbs like saffron. After savory pâté and fettunta (Tuscan bruschetta), satisfy your sweet tooth with creamy gelato, chocolate, and almond biscotti. As you raise a glass of grappa to toast to your new knowledge, pick up some recommendations for restaurants to check out during the rest of your stay in flavorful Firenze.

What’s included

  • Food tasting

What’s not included

  • Gratuities (optional)

Highlights

  • Excellent value for money
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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