Kitchens of Chianti
This weeklong program balances cooking and touring in the fantastic wine region of Chianti. We will cook with my friends in their kitchens, some professional chefs, some working farms creating wonderful recipes. Three hands-on cooking classes and visits to wineries, butchers, cheese makers, and other local artists and artisans.
Sample Program: Each week may vary as I try to include local festivals and markets.
Typically, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are cooking days.
Tuesdays and Thursdays are spent touring, meeting up with my friends and local artisans. I have several different places and events i love to include, such as truffle hunting which pairs up with touring pisa and chocolate tasting. It is also possible to include a Day at the Butchers, if meat is your passion.
Sunday: Check in and we meet later for our welcome dinner.
Monday: Cooking classes in the morning with afternoon exploring and light dinner.
Tuesday: Day trip in Chianti. Visit to Greve, Panzano and Castellina. Lunch and dinner out.
Wednesday: Cooking classes in the morning with afternoon exploring local villages and artisans. Light dinner.
Thursday: Market tour and lunch in Florence. We will have a guided tour of the city after lunch.
Friday: It is market day in Colle Val d’Elsa. We will tour the market and then have our final cooking class. Farewell.
Saturday Morning transfer to airport or Florence.
Depending on the time of year, the weeklong programs are based in private apartments in a villa in Chianti or a nearby lovely hotel on an estate.
I promise you a beautiful week that you will always remember. This program is also available year-round for private groups of no more than 6.
October 18-24 (Il Poggiolaia will be our home base)
Dates coming soon for 2016
$3,500 single room or $3,000 shared room.
Prices Include: 6 nights hotel,transportation to and from villa and on all day trips.
Hands-on cooking classes, and all meals and wines.
Airfare is not included.
Trip insurance is required.
A $1000.00 deposit due at booking; balance with 90 days of program start. Credit cards accepted.