Ideal for groups: a wine tasting ‘at home’ in your holiday villa. A professional sommelier tells about the history of Tuscan wines and the wine process during the wine tasting of local Tuscan wines and Italian wines. Tuscan appetisers such as salami, prosciutto and pecorina cheeses are served with the wines on the long table inside or on the terrace. No true Tuscan experience is complete without a wine tasting!
You will certainly taste some the world famous DOCG wines such as Brunello di Montalcino, Chianti, Vernaccia di San Gimignano and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. DOC wines such as Moscadello di Montalcino and Valdichiana will certainly be included. DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) and DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) are important quality marks that sets strict requirements for government guarantees of the wines’ origins. The trendy ‘Super Tuscans’ consisting mainly of the Sangiovese grape with a Vin Santo from northern Tuscany make a Tuscan wine tasting almost complete.
Ideal for groups: a professional private chef who will prepare a delicious Tuscan meal in the villa. While you are relaxing on your terrace and the kids are playing in the pool, your chef is preparing you a delicious dinner. As soon as the ‘antipasto’ is ready, you all sit on the long table on your panorama terrace to enjoy Tuscan treats like bruscetta’s, courgette flowers, Tuscan salami and prosciutto, pecorino cheeses, carpaccio, caprese, you name it.
In Italy, the starter often consists pasta, polenta or risotto, prepared with vegetables, fish or meat from the direct region. Have you ever heard of ‘Vitello Tonato?’ Veal with tuna turns out to be a delicious combination! True Tuscan pastas like ‘tagliatelle al sugo di cinghiale’ (tagliatelle with sauce of wild boar meat) and ‘Pici Senesi’, a pasta specialty from the Siena region are often on the chef’s special menu.
During the main course, delicious meat dishes as a real Florentine steak from the grill or a Trippa alla Fiorentina (gently cooked Pens) are recommended specialties.
Not to even start about the delectable dolces. Tiramisu, cheese cake in all kinds of flavors, Zuppa Inghlese, crostata, limoncello cake, pannacotta, zabaione with strawberries .. We are just saying that a cook at home during your holidays is absolutely recommendable.