$76 per guest (incl. fees)
2 guests
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Free cancellation up to 2 days before the experience
Meet Maddine & Joe
New York artists, Maddine Insalaco and Joe Vinson, are risk taking urbaneers who moved to Manhattan’s Lower East Side in the mid 1990’s when the neighborhood showed none of the promise of the hipster Mecca that it has become today. Since then the couple have created a dream existence between their Manhattan loft, Brooklyn painting studio and home in Italy. A new migratory species, Maddine and Joe leave New York every spring for six months for Tuscany where they have run Etruscan Places, a landscape painting school since 1995. In 2002 they discovered to their delight that they had moved into the white truffle capital of central Italy. The proximity of the outstanding wines of Montalcino plus widespread artisanal production of olive oil, cheese, meats, etc. inspired Maddine to create Tuscan Epicure in 2004 (www.tuscanepicure.com). During the area’s annual white truffle festival the couple organize week long gastronomic tours featuring sommelier guided wine tastings, visits to boutique producers, truffle hunting, specialized dining, and cooking classes. Between the “plein air” painting and gastronomic classes, Maddine and Joe have been serving meals containing the highest quality inputs for over 20 years. This comes on top of an uninterrupted period of 10 years during which Maddine resided in Rome and learned to cook like a native thanks to her network of Italian friends and family. Maddine is half Italian. Her paternal grandparents emigrated from Sicily to New York in the early 20th century. Great food was part of her life from the beginning. Maddine and Joe have invented a life that is an inspiration to others and are happy to share their positive, creative energy at their table.
English, Italian

The Artist Palate: Origins

Dinner
American
English, Italian
4 to 10
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Carole
Feb 21, 2018
We spent a wonderful evening, the food was delicious, the atmosphere very friendly and we will definitely come back again
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Ellen
Feb 21, 2018
Maddine & Joe were gracious hosts with a lovely art filled apartment. They ensured a convivial atmosphere amongst the guests. The food and wine were delicious.
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Paul
Feb 19, 2018
I have nothing but good comments to make about my second experience at Maddine & Joe's. I enjoyed sharing their life experiences and getting to know the people around our table. Everyone liked the food and the level of engagement was high. I will definitely come back again :-)
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Alan
Feb 19, 2018
The food was very good and it was a great mix of people. I will definitely go back again. I appreciated the hospitality of Maddine & Joe.
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The place & Amenities
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Nearby public transport
WiFi Available
Air conditioning
Street parking
Nearby taxi station
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Meet Maddine & Joe
English, Italian
Questions? Contact the host