We live in the hilly outskirts of Florence in a quite special spot, amongst olive groves, vineyards, pine and oak woods. Coming from big cities and having lived abroad for many years, the wealth and variety of Italy's fruits and vegetables inspires us every day and the pace of the Tuscan countryside allows us enjoy it. We believe in the importance of respecting nature and that's why our cooking follows the year's seasons, avoiding chemically treated products. Although we pursued very different paths in life (Momi, a Milanese, is an architect and Jo, a Spaniard, works producing cultural events), we have always loved cooking for family and friends and that's how we first met... cooking for our children's after-school playgroup! Many dinners, lunches and picnics went by before we thought to join efforts and organise some special occasions in which we could share our culinary abilities and classic Tuscan flavours with others. The area is Impruneta (a small Chianti village with a precious square and church), is12 km from Firenze by a nice uphill road that goes through olive groves, vineyards, old Renaissance villas. It 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 would be happy to join us! Feel free to request your own time and date for lunch or dinner.
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Architect & Cultural Events Organizer
What to expect at Momi & Jo's place
We had an extraordinary time with Jo! Everything about the evening was fantastic -- from the breathtaking setting in the hills surrounding Florence, to the incredible food and wine. The focus on locally-sourced, organic ingredients made for extraordinary dishes. Portions were beyond generous to start, and Jo was quick to replenish plates. Indeed, we are still remembering with enthusiasm the pesto pasta and stuffed tomatoes. This is the best Eatwith we have had to date (and that is incredibly high praise indeed, since we have only had exceptional Eatwith experiences.