COOKING CLASS & WINE PAIRING

DIY as real Tuscans in a Renaissance Villa

TUSCAN CHEF for a day

World’s leading beverage group is proud to offer a unique experience: learn “how to” cook and pair wines like real Tuscans, in a real Tuscan Renaissance villa and understand the secrets of wine-food pairing.

SUPERSTARS OF THE EXPERIENCE

  • YOURSELF AS TUSCAN CHEF FOR A DAY
  • Fresh pasta, seasonal vegetables, meat and desserts, accompanied
  • The best selections of Ruffino wines (Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 MODUS included).
  • Full Tuscan LUNCH with taylor-made wine pairing

OVERVIEW

  • Absolutely exclusive, private and unique experience.
  • Location: TUSCANY – Tenuta Poggio Casciano – Bagno a Ripoli – (Florence)
  • “Students” will be personally involved in the creation of a complete traditional Tuscan meal
  • Guided tour of the entire winery.
  • LUNCH with appetizer, first course, second course and dessert, in the RESTAURANT Le Tre Rane (in honor of Leonardo da Vinci), with taylored wine pairing  (Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 MODUS included)
  • Optional Journey: Travel in luxury car or van. English speaking and wine-food expert chauffeur. Scenic drive through Tuscany.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • World’s leading beverage group is proud to offer a unique experience: learn “how to” cook and pair wines like real Tuscans, in a real Tuscan Renaissance villa and understand the secrets of wine-food pairing.
  • Discover the secrets of the Tuscan culinary tradition – Ruffino opens the kitchens of the Renaissance villa to discover the ancient traditional recipes.
  • The cooking courses are based on the creation of Tuscan dishes that have become timeless icons, dishes for nobles and dishes for peasants.
  • Our “students” will be personally involved in the creation of a complete traditional Tuscan meal to touch the history of familiar food, of the “beauty and the good”.
  • The protagonists of the lessons will be fresh pasta, seasonal vegetables, meat and desserts, accompanied by the best selections of Ruffino wines.
  • A visit to the cellar will be offered together with the course.
  • After the experiences as aspiring chefs, guests will sit at La Locanda Le Tre Rane Ruffino and savor traditional Tuscan dishes accompanied by a different wine for each course (Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 supertuscan MODUS included).
  • LUNCH with appetizer, first course, second course and dessert.
  • In the RESTAURANT Le Tre Rane (in honor of Leonardo da Vinci) the chef Stefano Frassineti personally chooses the raw materials, which must be strictly seasonal and local. The tasting menu therefore changes every month and includes an appetizer, a first course, a second course and a dessert.
  • Each dish is paired with a different Ruffino wine, to offer our guests a truly unique sensory experience that is impossible elsewhere.
  • Ruffino winery was born in 1877, in the village of Pontassieve, on the outskirts of Florence with the dream of creating the “ideal wine”. In the 1960s Ruffino is a symbol of the “Dolce Vita” in Italy and abroad, and enlivens the tables of Charles De Gaulle, King Gustav of Sweden and Queen Elizabeth.
  • When Chianti becomes a DOCG it is a bottle of Chianti Ruffino that carries the first band number AAA00000001.
  • Wine Spectator’s TOP 100 Supertuscan MODUS  was born in the 90s, destined to wonderfully represent the Supertuscan category in the years to come.
  • Our estate open for hospitality is the Renaissance villa of Poggio Casciano, very close to Florence but immersed in the enchanting Chianti hills. Here unique experiences are created, all followed by our Brand Ambassadors, a team of passionate and experienced people.
  • The name ‘Casciano’ is said to derive from Cassius, a commander in the ancient Roman Empire army who was granted large land holdings in the region. At this estate, antiquity and modernity bled beautifully. A 14th century villa with classic Tuscan terra cotta and ochre exterior overlooks scenic vineyards and serves as Ruffino‘s main visitor center. The lovely gardens and courtyard complete the visitor experience.
  • Innovation also finds a place here. An underground barrique tunnel connects the villa with the newer winery buildings where we conduct extensive soil and climate research.

OPTIONAL JOURNEY:

  • Private one-day luxury roundtrip in comfortable air-conditioned passenger van or car, with a professional and long experienced driver. Your chauffer speaks English and he’s an expert of Wine and Food. Pick-up and drop-off service in Departure location
PRICES & TIMING:
  • Experience Only Prices
    ADULT (age >18):  420 € per person (if 2 people),  280 € per person (if 3 people), 210 € per person (if 4 people), 210 € per person (if 5 people), 210 € per person (if 6 people), 210 € per person (if 7 people), 210 € per person (if 8 people) – MINOR (age 6-17):  65 € per person – INFANT (age 0-5):  FREE
  • Optional Journey Prices (fixed up to 8 passengers)
    From BOLOGNA (12 hrs): 800 € – from FLORENCE (10 hrs): 500 – from LA SPEZIA Cruise Port (8 hrs): 710 € – from LIVORNO Cruise Port (8 hrs): 600 € – from ROME (12 hrs): 1.150 €

 

  • Please note that if you buy the FULL package, WITH the Optional Journey, this is always a FULL DAY experience of a total of 8 (eight) hours (tipically when your departure point is a PORT where you arrive on a cruise and this is a “shore excursion”), but if your departure point is a CITY the tour will be of a total of 10 (ten) or 12 (twelve) hours, so you’ll be able to enjoy everything more relaxed and have the time to visit, if you like, some marvellous other places nearby.
  • If you buy the EXPERIENCE only, WITHOUT the Journey, this will include minimum of 3 (three) hours “on site”, up to 4 (four).
  • IMPORTANT: the ON SITE experience lasts about 3-4 (three-four) hours and STARTS between 10.00 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. – NO LATE ADMITTING (our Optional Journeys are organized accordingly and start between 08.00 a.m. and 09.00 a.m., eventually ask for details).
  • Number of People: min 2 (two), max 8 (eight) – please note that this is an absolutely PRIVATE tour, so you’ll never be mixed with other people.
  • If you don’t find your desidered departure place in the above list, don’t worry and please click HERE to browse by “DEPARTURES” main menù and find another extraordinary experience available from your starting point.
LEGAL NOTES:
  • Not included – All the goods you’d like to buy at the company shop or in any other place during the experience – Everything not detailed above.
  • Legal note on alchool: 0<17 years old people are NOT allowed to drink ALCOHOL. So they’re absolutely welcome in joining this tour, enjoy the experience, the visit and the meals, but CAN NOT drink any kind of ALCOHOL (wine, spirits, etc.) (that’s the reason why the big difference in price)
  • We strongly suggest to add the Optional Journey – If you are going at the location of the experience with your car, you are “forced” to provide that one of the adults in your group (who will drive on the way back) DO NOT DRINK alcohol – If you drive with even a single glass of wine in the belly you risk hefty fines. For your SAFETY our professional drivers obviously DO NOT DRINK at all.
  • PAYMENTS, CANCELLATIONS and REFUNDS POLICY: Reservations close 30 days before event – NOTE: no payment at the “booking” because each booking request must be confirmed, only after confirmation the customer pays a deposit of 30% – BALANCE 100% within 7 days before the event. Refund of the deposit 30% if the customer cancels within 7 days (or before the balance) – refund of 70% (we keep 30% of the total) of the entire amount paid if the customer cancels less than 7 days but more than 48 hours from the event – no refund if the customer cancels within 48 hours or if he does not show up- 100% refund of the amount paid if the company cancels at any time.
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