PALAZZO BELFIORE, APARTMENTS IN FLORENCE, EXPERIENCE, COOKING CLASSES IN FLORENCE
The Florence Food Studio is a boutique cooking school offering skills in traditional Tuscan Culinary Arts with a modern twist. The project is driven by a dedicated collaboration between the world renown Florentine D.O.C. Chef Benedetta Vitali and two young Florentine aficionados dedicated to preserving their Tuscan heritage: Paolo Dellafiore and Giorgio Pinto. Benedetta is internationally recognized as one of Florence’s most successful chefs having started iconic restaurants such as Cibreo and Zibibbo. She has also published various successful cook books including the James Beard awarded Sofritto. Benedetta has now dedicated herself to passing the torch and “sharing the wealth” offering you the opportunity to inherit a piece of the vast Tuscan culinary patrimony in our exclusive location.
The focus is on transmitting Italian cooking skills and secrets but at the same time on health, nutrition and wellbeing – all innate elements of the traditional Italian diet. All cultures can be observed, learned and maintained through its food, wine and eno-gastronomic social practices. FFS aim to highlight and champion the true nature of the Mediterranean diet to make a deep impression and improve the quality of life of everyone who passes through our doors.
FFS take food and cooking very seriously but this doesn’t mean that our courses are bookish; on the contrary, they are fun, challenging and hands on; offering participants of all levels not only to learn recipes but to really soak up Tuscany’s food culture. Eat and drink to delight your senses but just a little of EVERYTHING will keep you healthy wealthy and wise!
Florence Food Studio “A day in the Kitchen” lesson lasts approximately 3.5 hours, and can start at 9:30am or 4:30pm depending if you wish to include lunch or dinner. The course is hands on. You will prepare a four course menu, using the best seasonal products and learn making fresh handmade pasta. Wine is also included. After the lesson you will be able to relax and dine with the recipes you prepared. This will be a private course with our excellent chef Giorgio Pinto.
If others travelling with you don’t want to participate they can still join us for lunch or dinner.
To morning courses only, you may decide to add our unique “botteghe walk”. A short shopping walk in one of Florence’s most authentic neighbourhoods, avoiding the tourist packed markets. Together with our Chef you will hunt for produce visiting our small family run butcher, vegetable stall and an unmissable cheese shop , before heading back to the school for your lesson. The course in this case will start at 9am so that no time will be taken from your class.
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT “A DAY IN THE KITCHEN EXPERIENCE” CONTACT PALAZZO BELFIORE CONCIERGE SERVICE:
Ph: +39 055 264415