Cooking Together Florence Countryside Local Organic
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We cook together, slowly, chatting, with some wine, music and tasting our work. For lunch we would start preparing at around 10am with the aim of sitting at around 1:30pm. For dinner at around 5pm sitting at 8:30pm.
In case you are interested please suggest time and date for lunch or dinner, and we will come back to you, please do not just look the already set dates in the calendar.
We love to cook Local Seasonal Organic products, using old traditional Italian recipes and, some times, taking them a step beyond with our experience.
In winter a menu' could be for example: - Spicy red lentils biscuits or broccoli balls served with a cream yogurt with aromatic fresh herbs - Hand made ravioli stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese and seasonal vegetables flavored with almonds, pecorino cheese and olive oil - Artichokes strudel or vegetable tarte stuffed with spinach and hazelnuts served with fresh salad - Seasonal fresh fruit with crumbled chocolate biscuit flavored oranges caramel
In spring-summer we have such fresh and tasty vegetables and fruits that we feel to prepare simple and light dishes (not too complicated, mixed ingredients, over cooked...) a menu' could be for example: - Zucchine fried balls - Pasta with cherry tomatoes and ricotta cheese - Lentils with lemon and herbs form the our garden, grilled zucchine with olive oil garlic and thyme, green beans with onion and fresh tomato - Peaches ice cream or oven cooked mint and wine peaches
All with the wine from our neighbour's organic vineyard. If you would like to just have lunch or dinner together you can find another option with us called "Florence Countryside Local Organic" starting at 1 pm lunch or 7:30 pm dinner at a different price. And in case you would like a pretty double bedroom, we offer our guest room for 30 € per person per night, one picture in the photos. The area is Impruneta (a small Chianti village with a precious square and church), 12 km from Firenze through a nice uphill road that goes through olive groves, vineyards, old Renaissance villas and that looks at Firenze from the top - 20 mins driving, 30-40 mins by bus. This is the exact position of the house, georeference "43.682163, 11.229222" you can copy & paste on googlemap or other maps or key it in a navigator. Often Jo's partner sits with us for lunch or dinner and if you bring children also our three children may be around...
A passion for art and culture has led Jo to explore the area, Florence's surroundings and Chianti, looking always for non obvious treasures in the wealth of Renaissance Tuscany. Sharing her discoveries with visiting friends brought her to organise outings combining visits to villas, churches and private gardens as well as wine and cheese producers. Always ending with a dinner cooked together at home.
Momi, a sports lover, organises bike tours in the area too.
If you are interested, send us a message and we'll write back to you with details.