Welcome to ‘Epicurious...in Tuscany’
Come and join our passionate team for an unforgettable gourmet retreat in beautiful Tuscany. Relax while enjoying the fantastic food and wine, learn about how we live over here, improve your cooking skills, or enjoy the other activities we can offer you as part of your package. Browse through this season’s tours and see which one you’d prefer….
What a better way to plan your getaway, girls weekend or family reunion! For larger groups of 6 to 8, we can look at personalising a bespoke package to include additional or alternative luxury activities or by varying the length of your stay. We can also offer discounts for groups and early booking. Get in touch and we’ll be happy to put some ideas together with you.
Residential cookery courses
Whether you are an amateur cook, a budding chef, or a passionate food expert, our hands-on Tuscan cooking classes will inspire you while offering you an in depth, unforgettable taste of true Italian food and Tuscan culture. Although classes are taught in English, you’ll have the chance to pick up some ‘foodie Italian’ that could help you order in a restaurant or bar.
In the kitchen you’ll be in small groups with a maximum number of 8 participants and the chef will guide you through a range of basic and advanced kitchen skills.
We deliberately use ingredients that you can source back at home so that you can confidently replicate the dishes that you have learnt, giving you a foundation of core Italian cookery skills from which you can build from. You’ll be using finest ingredients and fresh local seasonal produce to create typical dishes, to perfect your fresh pasta making, and to master creating authentic pizza, flat bread, focaccia and Tuscan ‘cantuccini’ biscuits.
You’ll learn about food presentation and the importance of choosing a suitable wine for your dishes. At the end of each cookery session, you’ll be able to sit back and relax around the dining table, sipping fine biodynamic local wines while tucking into what you’ve created with your very own hands!
Our 5 day Spring and Autumn getaways typically include:
4 nights in one of our stylish Tuscan venues, set in picturesque rolling hills near Castiglioncello, in the coastal province of Leghorn.
2 or 3 half-day hands-on cookery classes taught in English by our fun Italian chefs.
1 full day excursion, which includes a quality wine tour and a fresh local truffle based lunch, all in the stunning medieval town of San Gimignano.
Half-day excursions to beautiful atmospheric local villages for top class oil and wine tasting tours.
A stop off in an handmade pasta making factory, a visit to a fresh local cheese maker or a day spent relaxing in a biodynamic thermal spa farm followed by an afternoon sipping wine at an amazing winery with stunning architectural design.
All your delicious, top quality meals.
Transfers to and from Pisa airport* and during the organised excursions.
Surprise gift on arrival
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