Avignonesi’s COOKING SCHOOL

Avignonesi cooking class in Tuscany

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In the “Under the Tuscan Sun” novel valley

Tuscan meals & the perfect wine pairing

Supertuscan "50&50" wine tasting

AVIGNONESI’s COOKING SCHOOL: Tuscan chef for one day in “Under the Tuscan Sun” novel valley

This is your chance to learn how to make delicious healthy Tuscan meals and the perfect wine pairing.

Under the guidance of our winery chef, you will personally pick your ingredients from our synergistic garden and cook a whole ”primo to dessert” menu.

Learn how to make “pici” (typical handmade pasta, Montepulciano style), ”sugo all’aglione” (traditional garlic tomato sauce), pecorino flan with swiss chard puree, “torta della nonna” or many other dishes from the Tuscan tradition.

This experience also includes a FULL LUNCH following the cooking class.

Not only will you taste what you prepare, but our chef will then pamper you with a four course meal paired with our best wines.

All guests will receive a luxury gift bag with an Avignonesi apron, cork screw, drop stop and our recipe collection book

TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Avignonesi Winery: Montepulciano (Siena).

Halfway between Cortona and Montepulciano

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
COOKING CLASSES – Classic Tuscan

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 6

Professional chef experience.

Tuscan chef for one day in a panoramic location in the “Under the Tuscan Sun” novel valley.

Under the guidance of our winery chef, you will personally pick your ingredients from our synergistic garden and cook a whole ”primo to dessert” menu.

Learn how to make “pici” (typical handmade pasta, Montepulciano style), ”sugo all’aglione” (traditional garlic tomato sauce), pecorino flan with swiss chard puree, “torta della nonna” or many other dishes from the Tuscan tradition.

This PRIVATE experience includes:

  • Picking of ingredients in the garden
  • Prosumer Tuscan cooking class
  • Vertical tasting of Supertuscan wine 50&50
  • Wine-paired full lunch
  • Luxury gift bag with an Avignonesi apron, cork screw, drop stop and our recipe collection book

Supertuscan 50&50 TOSCANA I.G.T.

50&50 is a wine sprung from the friendship which binds the owners of Avignonesi in Montepulciano and Capannelle in Chianti Classico.

The first vintage of 50&50 was 1988 and it was born almost by chance during a jovial dinner and came up with the even blend of 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot.

2016: 93 pts Vinous – 2015: 94 pts James Suckling | 95 pts Falstaff
2014: Gold in Wine Hunter Awards
2013: 93 pts Wine Advocate | 93 pts Veronelli | 90 pts Wine Spectator 90 pts Vinous | Gold in Wine Hunter Awards

OCCHIO DI PERNICE Vin SANTO di Montepulciano D.O.C.

Literally “holy wine”, the “Vin Santo” is a sweet wine deeply rooted in Tuscan tradition.

The first references date back to the Renaissance, which is also when the Avignonesi family first came on the scene.

To this date our Vin Santo and Occhio di Pernice are produced with the madre (yeast) that has been passed on for generations.

2002: 98 pts Wine Advocate | 96 pts Wine Spectator
2001: 100 pts Wine Advocate | 98 pts Wine Spectator
2000: 96 pts Wine Spectator | 98 pts Wine Advocate
1999: 98 pts Wine Spectator | 97 pts Wine Advocate

For your wine pairing FULL LUNCH not only will you taste what you prepare, but our chef will then pamper you with a four course meal paired with our best wines.

We are proud to say that all our menus feature seasonal organic dishes.

All products are sourced locally and many are taken from our synergistic vegetable garden.

Vegetarian and gluten-free options available.

Wine list for pairing:

  • Il Marzocco Chardonnay Toscana IGT
  • La Tonda Sangiovese Toscana IGT
  • Grandi Annate Toscana IGT
  • Desiderio Merlot Toscana IGT
  • Grifi Sangiovese
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Toscana IGT
  • 50&50 Toscana IGT
  • Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC
  • Occhio di Pernice Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC

ON REQUEST

  • FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING IN LUXURY CAR, LIMO, VAN OR HELICOPTER with English speaking professional driver/pilot. Departure from any main location, example Rome, Civitavecchia, Livorno, La Spezia, Milan, Florence, Bologna, Venice etc.
  • PRO Photographer/videomaker
  • Mr. Marco Tenerini as your “emotional storytelling guide” for the whole day.

PRICES

From 1.050

“Rates per person:

ADULT (≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 2100
Pax 3: € 1400
Pax 4: € 1050
Pax 5: € 1050
Pax 6: € 1050
Pax 7: € 1050
Pax 8: € 1050
MINOR (11-17 yo): Pax € 500
INFANT (0-10 yo): Not Available”

Prices for experience only; ask for transfers prices.
Just tell us how many people and your starting location.

SUPERSTARS

  • The MOST choreographic vineyard in Tuscany
  • YOURSELF as aspiring Chef
  • Avignonesi’s wines

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Supertuscan 50&50 IGT (90+ Wine Spectator)
  • Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice (100 pts by Wine Advocate)
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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Welcome
  • Meeting with the Chef
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Guided tour of the Winery
  • Guided tour of the Gardens
  • Transfer to Class location
  • Visit to the Chef’s vegetable garden
  • Introduction to Italian cooking style
  • Wine-Food Pairing lesson
  • Practical “hands-on” cooking lesson
  • Full Lunch in Cooking Class mode with wine pairing
  • Free time
  • Goodbye

SUPERSTARS

  • The MOST choreographic vineyard in Tuscany
  • YOURSELF as aspiring Chef
  • Avignonesi’s wines

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Supertuscan 50&50 IGT (90+ Wine Spectator)
  • Vin Santo di Montepulciano Occhio di Pernice (100 pts by Wine Advocate)

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