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Luxury Italian Farmhouse Launches 3 Seasonal, Hands-On Culinary Experiences

by Mary Melnick

Jun 14, 2024

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This summer, guests staying at Casetta Firenze, a luxury farmhouse in the Chianti region of Tuscany, can book three culinary workshops led by experts in the art of pasta making, traditional Tuscan dishes and vegetarian cuisine. Each workshop offers a multicourse meal, local produce and complementary wine.

Pasta Lessons by Patrizia

Patrizia is Casetta’s resident cook and secret weapon in the kitchen. Her culinary style strongly aligns with the tradition of Italy and mixes in memories and beloved recipes her grandmothers passed down to her. During the pasta-making class, Patrizia shows her students how to make three different pastas, the most requested one being Tortelli di patate ai colori dell’estate (meaning Potato tortelli) covered in summer ingredients. Plenty of prosecco will be available for participants throughout the class.

A Traditional Tuscan Feast by Jeff

Resident Culinary Ambassador Jeff has been instructing and entertaining guests for a number of years in a professional teaching kitchen in his home. Now, he helps take guests’ cooking skills to the next level at Casetta Firenze with a menu of classical culinary dishes, stories, food history and fun. This multicourse class teaches guests various techniques in preparing an elaborate meal. Dishes include Fregnacce Maremmane, a festive dish featuring thin crepe pouches filled with ragu and stracchino cheese, and prosciutto-wrapped chicken cutlets filled with porcini mushrooms and capers.

Vegetarian Cuisine with Maggese’s Chef and Owner

Maggese, a charming vegetarian restaurant in the town of San Miniato, will host Casetta guests for cooking classes with chef and owner Fabrizio Marino. Learn about new Italian cuisine while enjoying some of the freshest ingredients. The experience is exclusive to Casetta Firenze guests, where participants learn cooking techniques, get a gastronomy background lesson and make a three- to four-course meal.

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