The date is set for my 2020 culinary trip to Italy! I am inviting anyone that would like to join me to come with! I know many of you said you wanted to join me next year. A dreamy week of the best food ever (no exaggeration!), daily Italian cooking lessons (learning how to make more dishes that you can count… including of course, fresh pasta, wood fired pizzas, gelato, more amazing desserts and so much more!), a day of hunting truffles that includes a “truffle everything” lunch to follow (it was seriously my dream come true meal!) and daily tours to beautiful towns throughout Tuscany (this year will include Lucca, San Gimignano, Siena, possibly another town or two and Parma (the town famous for parmigiano reggiano cheese and proscuitto! We will visit places where they are made and be treated to an amazing, authentic “Parma” meal!)… the beauty and charm of these towns will blow you away!)! Yes, it really is as amazing as it sounds.. that is why I am returning for another year!
The name of the cooking school is Toscana Saporita and the classes are taught by Sandra Lotti (a James Beard award winning chef who is super fun, funny, endearing and the amazing instructor and owner of the school,) in the town of Massaccuoli, Italy. You can find reviews of the school on Trip Advisor. I am not one to repeat trips, but I have had such a phenomenal time each year and want to explore more places in Tuscany… so I am returning again for the fourth time! The experience is that amazing!
In case your wondering…. the school is for beginners to skilled cooks. Or even for those that just want to feast on amazing, authentic Italian food and explore Tuscany at its best with a local to show us things that we wouldn’t experience on our own.
Here is the low down so far. I am booked to go the week of September 12th – 19th.We are able to add an additional day next year! With Italy being 8 hours ahead, I will be flying to Florence (I won’t book my flights until a little closer to the date, but will let you know my flights in case you want to be on the same flights), a couple of days beforehand, spend a day and a half in Florence (first, because I adore Florence and second, its less expensive to fly to Florence than directly to Pisa.. win win!), stay a couple of nights in Florence and take a short train ride to Pisa Saturday evening where we will be picked up (arranged by Toscana Saporita) and taken to their school. The cost for the week is $3190.00 (you will need to send a non refundable deposit ASAP of 600.00 to reserve your spot), which includes all transfers to and from Pisa (either the train station or airport), accommodations on their estate (double occupancy, there is an additional fee if you want single occupancy), cooking classes, all your meals and daily tours exploring Tuscany, including the day of truffle hunting and eating! For those of you that drink… all wine is also included with your dinners. Male and female, single or couples are all welcome. I am hoping my hubby can join me again this year! And I am looking forward to an amazing time with you! We have such a great time as a group all week! The spots go quickly and there is a limit to how many she will accept for the week. Let me know ASAP if you’re interested… I hope you can join me for this fabulous trip… we’ll have the time of our lives!
Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.