Luxury Culinary Events Presents
A Culinary Tour of Tuscany
with Chef David Verzello
From April 27, 2020 - May 3, 2020
Day 1: Monday, April 27, 2020
Welcome to Il Borro!
Imagine staying in an authentic medieval village tucked away in the picturesque Tuscan country side just 45 minutes south of Florence. Now imagine that this medieval village was purchased by the Ferragamo family and that the entire village was converted into 38 luxurious guest rooms, each unique and given the undeniable Ferragamo style. It is simply magical!
We will be gathering for a welcome cocktail party where you will meet your guide Chef David Verzello and mingle with the other guests. Afterwards, we will enjoy dinner in Osteria del Borro, a gourmet restaurant with unforgettable meals overlooking the medieval village.
Day 2: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Il Borro - Wine Tasting and Cooking Class
Today we enjoy the beautiful property of Il Borro, starting with a leisurely breakfast. Mid-morning, we will be introduced to the Ferragamo wines with a tour and tasting. Lunch will be served at the Osteria del Borro where Chef David will prepare a variety of local plates for us.
The afternoon will allow for a spa, walk, or horseback riding at the estate before a cooking demonstration with Chef Andrea and Chef David.
Day 3: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Brunello Tasting Montalcino
After breakfast our drivers will whisk us to the famous San Filippo Montalcino.
The Wine Estate San Filippo lies in the heart of the most beautiful part of the Tuscan countryside, just two kilometers from Montalcino. This landscape, with its magnificent vineyards where the Brunello is made, and the yellow cornfields of the Val d'Orcia, has been declared a World Heritage site by Unesco. We will have the opportunity to tour the winery delight in a private tasting and lunch.
When we return to Il Borro we will enjoy dinner in the Tuscan Bistro.
Day 4: Thursday, April 30, 2020
Badia a Coltibuono Cooking School
We have a very special execution planned to the Badia a Coltibuono. For over 1.000 years, Coltibuono has been an important farm and its land has been producing excellent wines and oils. A visit to this property is to appreciate the merging of past and present to experience and understand some of the finest local foods and wines of the region.
The first of its kind, the cooking school was created in 1983 by Lorenza dé Medici, internationally known author and writer of books on Italian culture and cooking. Today, Badia a Coltibuono cooking school, offers a pleasant encounter for every guest, as they can experience from the heart of the villa’s kitchen, recipes, dishes and wines in the local Tuscan tradition.
Upon return to Il Borro, we are in for a very special treat. We will spend our evening in the Il Borro Villa that was once the vacation home for the Ferragamo family. Executive Chef Andrea will prepare a superb meal in the villa kitchen and we will have the privilege to dine in the elegant dining room. This truly will be a memorable evening!
Day 5: Friday, May 1, 2020
Relax and Cooking Class
You are free this morning to simply relax or explore the Il Borro property. Enjoy a spa treatment at special reduced rates, ride a horse through the vineyard, or SHOP! In the afternoon, we gather for a cooking class with Chef David followed by enjoy a relaxing dinner in the Tuscan Bistro.
Day 6: Saturday, May 2, 2020
A Day in Arrezo
Our final day together begins with a visit to the neighboring historic hilltop town of Arezzo. After a short walking tour, we will have free time to explore the town and shop. For lunch, we will partake in the local Tuscan fare at one of my favorite trattorias before returning to Il Borro. Our time together culminates in a farewell evening that includes a cooking demonstration by Chef David along with some other special surprises. It will be the perfect ending to an unforgettable culinary experience.
Day 7: Sunday, May 3, 2020
After breakfast we must bid Il Borro and our new friends farewell. Check out is at 11:00 am and transportation is available to either the airport or the train station in Florence.