Tuscany, Italy is the land of sun, of great wines and good & genuine food, perfect for private aperitifs, light lunch & dinner in rental villas & farm houses nestled in our beautiful countryside. I can plan & organise for you not only wine tastings & cooking classes around the region, but also aperitifs by the pool or light lunches & dinners in your private villas. Summer in Tuscany offers genuine vegetables & fruits and an immense variety of food you can use for a simple but tasty meal no matter where you are. Fresh tomato & mozzarella for a easy plate of caprese, panzanella, a famous Tuscan bread salad with raw vegetables, tomatoes, cucumbers, celery, onions, basil…, or just a simple & refreshing ham & melon, pecorino cheese with honey & jams. All paired with fresh prosecco, white wines & young reds to make you try the best of Italian cuisine in only a few minutes of work. Cocktails by the pool with a breathtaking view of the Tuscan hills at sunset and a glass of bubbles in your hands, plus a small buffet with fresh cheese, ham, olives & grilled vegetables, are to me the best way to enjoy your vacation in Tuscany after being around the region for wine, cheese, olive oil tastings & cooking classes, or even walking tours in famous art cities. Dinners in private villas can be a chance to enjoy & have fun drinking & tasting local produce with a complete meal cooked by a professional chef or a traditional farmer’s menu prepared by a local cook, of course paired with great local Tuscan wines from Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Siena, Chianti & San Gimignano! Tasting genuine wine & food in front of amazing views, not only in wineries, farms, restaurants, castles but also in your private villa is a must do if you wish to live an unforgettable experience in Tuscany.
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!