World famous Tuscan COOKING SCHOOL

Founded by noble Mrs. Lorenza De’ Medici

BADIA a COLTIBUONO Chianti Classico

Wine Spectator Top 100 wine tasting

World famous Tuscan COOKING SCHOOL at BADIA a COLTIBUONO (Chianti) founded by famous cookbooks writer noble Mrs. Lorenza De’ Medici.

This cooking school was founded by one of the owners, Lorenza dè Medici.

The de’ Medici Dynasty, which literally created in Florence the Italian Renaissance, symbolizes unparalleled historical contributions to art, politics, banking, cuisine, medicine, etc.

In the early eighties, Lorenza started the culinary school at Badia a Coltibuono and her writing carrier became very international with cooking books published in English, German, etc.

At the same time, she starred in The De’ Medici Kitchen, a television series in 14 episodes for PBS public TV.

Attend the cooking school founded by Lorenza Dè medici, and learn the secrets of pairing with Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 wines.

Show your “Tuscan Cooking” Diploma to everyone and say: “Yes, I was cooking in a 1.000 YEARS OLD ABBEY…

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TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Badia a Coltibuono Abbey & Winery: Gaiole in Chianti (Siena).
Halfway between Florence and Siena.
Chianti Classico area.

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
COOKING CLASS – The Tuscan Renaissance

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 5

TUSCANY

LOCATION:
Badia a Coltibuono Abbey & Winery: Gaiole in Chianti (Siena).
Halfway between Florence and Siena.
Chianti Classico area.

STYLE OF EXPERIENCE:
COOKING CLASS – The Tuscan Renaissance

DURATION:
Duration on-site (hours. ±1): 5

A really special cooking day

Arrival to Badia a Coltibuono – Beginning of the cooking class – Lunch in the owner’s private dining room – Relax in the garden or in the fireplace living room with coffee and grappa – Tour of the Abbey and the ageing wine cellars – Final greetings.

After the cooking class, lunch is served in the beautiful owner’s private dining room where guests will enjoy their preparations tasting a selection of the world class ORGANIC wines produced at Badia a Coltibuono.

After lunch, it’s coffee and grappa time in the fireplace living room.

The class includes:

  • Guided tour of the Abbey, winery and Villa
  • 3 hours lesson
  • 4 courses lunch
  • Wines (Wine Spectator TOP 100) for the aperitif and lunch perfectly paired with food
  • Apron as a gift
  • Recipes
  • Diploma

Wine Spectator TOP100 2021 n.20, 93pts.
Badia a Coltibuono CHIANTI CLASSICO 2018*.

Though ripe and lush, this is also dense, with pointed tannins giving a physical sensation and lifting the cherry, strawberry and floral flavors. Finds a nice youthful equilibrium in the end, where mouthwatering acidity roams. Best from 2023 through 2038. 24,150 cases made, 5,295 cases imported. —BS

Wine Spectator TOP100 2013 n.100, 90pts.
Coltibuono Toscana CANCELLI 2011*. supertuscan)

A rich, charming red, full of cherry, blackberry, spice and earth flavors. Leans toward a modern style, yet displays a touch of wild herbs and firm tannins, lending a sense of place. Sangiovese and Syrah. Drink now through 2020. 13,333 cases made. —BS

A unique chance to learn classical regional Italian cuisine (TUSCANY!!!) through a hands-on approach in Coltibuono’s family kitchen.

Lessons start at 10.30 am, and in 3 hours, our guests will all work together with famous chefs to prepare a whole 4 course menu (variable according to seasons) using only local and seasonal ingredients.

NOTE:
CHILDREN (age 0-5): NOT admitted (this is intended to be a “prosumer” Academy)
IMPORTANT: this ON SITE experience lasts about 3-4 (three-four) hours and STARTS between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m.
Number of People: Max 8 (eight)
Please note: PRIVATE tour, so you’ll never be mixed with other people.

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

Rates per person:

GUEST
(≥6 yo, accompanied by min 1 ADULT≥18 yo):
Pax 2: € 960
Pax 3: € 640
Pax 4: € 480
Pax 5: € 460
Pax 6: € 440
Pax 7: € 430
Pax 8: € 420
INFANT (0-5 yo): Not Available

SUPERSTARS

  • Florentine cook Benedetta Vitali, founder of two iconic Florentine restaurants: Cibreo and Zibibbo
  • The place, a 1.000 years old Abbey “Badia a Coltibuono
  • The founder of the school Mrs. Lorenza de’ Medici, world famous author of numerous cookbooks and presenter of cooking shows on American TV.

TOP PRODUCTS

  • Badia a Coltibuono “Chianti Classico”
    (Wine Spectator TOP 100 2021 n.20)
  • Badia a Coltibuono “Toscana Cancelli”
    (Wine Spectator TOP 100 2013 n.100)
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STEP BY STEP

  • Arrival in the location
  • Welcome
  • Meeting with guide and the Chef
  • Storytelling about history, philosophy, products and territory
  • Introduction to Italian cooking style
  • Cooking Class held by professional Chef
  • Wine-Food Pairing lesson
  • Receive your luxury bag with the Cookbook and Diploma
  • Transfer to lunch location (owner’s Villa private dining room)
  • Full Lunch with courses produced by you in class with wine pairing
  • Relax in the Garden
  • Spirits & Coffee relax
  • Guided tour of the Historical Palace(s) (The Abbey)
  • Guided tour of the Cellars
  • Goodbye

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