The wines & foods of Tuscany are important not just for private tours in wineries and farms but also for weddings, banquets, anniversaries and all sorts of family and corporate events celebrated in and around Florence, Siena, Montalcino, Chianti, Montepulciano, Cortona, San Gimignano and elsewhe in Tuscany. At times I am involved in menu tasting for wedding dinners of international couples, to find the best wine and food pairing together with them. It is a great chance for me to share my knowledge about wine & food combinations and suggest for every dish the perfect wine pairing. It often seems not important, but for those who really want to enjoy their special day in Tuscany with great food and delicious wines IT IS A MUST. Starting from the aperitif with nice and infinite bubbles of a fresh and nice Prosecco and white wines of Tuscany enjoyed with Parmesan, fried battered vegetables, caprese salad with succulent mozzarella and fresh tomato, bruschetta with different Tuscan sauces, pecorino cheese, prosciutto, salami and a lot of cold and hot appetizers. A pleasure too is to identify the perfect pairing of fresh pasta with vegetables: what about a great mineral white wine? Or fresh pasta with meat sauce paired with … a great Chianti! All these are useful tips I am glad to share with couples and other private clients. Do not forget to find the right wine pairing to main course and dessert, mostly with divine red wines of Tuscany and enjoyable bubbly wines – do you agree? I am happy to offer my experience in this wine & food pairing adventure with clients that have never been in Italy before, and with those who have been and want to know and learn more about Italian and especially Tuscan cuisine and its wide and amazing variety of wines. A few days ago I had the immense pleasure to taste the complete wedding menu of a UK couple, and to decide together the dishes and wines for their BIG day in Tuscany. At the end of the day the choice of wines came from the bride ! I am happy I was part of this special tasting day and helped come to great decisions. It is my job, my passion, my pleasure, my goal to participate in these important and memorable moments of your lives.

There are a lot of  important days in our lives we have to think of and plan to make them memorable. Often we try to include as many services as possible in our special days, to make them unique, like for example to have a really good Chef, a custom made menu, or great wines to pair with it, finishing with a lovely cake. Obviously there are different ways to arrange a memorable day like this, even not having a professional Chef but a local Tuscan cook who makes traditional dishes that are delicious. Tuscany venues offer a wide choice of options as to where you can prepare a rustic aperitif, a nice and fresh lunch, or a great dinner in a terrace under the Tuscan stars with breathtaking views of Tuscan hills and lush vineyards in Cortona, Siena, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Chianti, San Gimignano, Florence. I worked for many years in famous restaurants and catering companies and have a long experience in setting up, arranging and making all your wishes for these events come true. Rustic chic, formal or classic setups can be arranged and adjusted in any moment according to your preferences. There is always a perfect choice for every need and expectation about your banquet, and I am there to understand, help prepare and ensure that all the details respect your wishes. Tuscany, Italy offers great venues with wonderful possibilities for any special day you want to live here, be it weddings, special birthdays, anniversaries, family & friends’ reunions, or just a meal with friends in front of a spectacular view – I am here to arrange it for you in Cortona, Montepulciano, Siena, Chianti, so the only thing you have to do is JUST ENJOY IT!

Once I arrived in Italy – I came to Cortona, Tuscany, in 1997 – I had the chance to work in the best restaurant & catering company of Italy, where I learned all the secrets about high quality service, preparation and banqueting. Being part of professional teams I was in different cities to cater for exclusive events & banquets – all very different kinds of services and styles for top VIP clients.

Destination Events in Tuscany are really important days, no matter how big they are, and with my 15-year experience also in several well known restaurants and caterers of Tuscany they will be easy to plan, because I will assist you to ensure that everything runs smoothly during the day. And here my passion for wines comes handy too, because being a first a wine lover and second a Certified Sommelier I can give you useful ideas to help find together the wines that pair best with your meal, be it for aperitif, seated reception, cake, dessert. My deep knowledge of banqueting can be very useful also to easily identify the right location for the various moments of the day.

I’ll be happy to help you create your menu, find the right setting at the chosen venue with perfect view and light, to get the best of what the location offers. There is a lot of work to prepare events & banquets, but with the right people – professional, with long experience and an open mind – at your side, each step of the planning process will be easy, don’t you think so ? Contact me to plan your special celebration in Cortona, Siena, Montepulciano, Pienza, Chianti and together we will make your dreams come true!