Tuscan’s cuisine is well known for its freshness and flavorful. It won’t be out of place in a fine-dining New York restaurant. The quality of the ingredients is extraordinary, the ambiance is wonderfully inviting, and there is the best wine you must try!
Beauty, art, and romance await every step of the way in this stretch of Italy. Besides, you can spend the time to taste a dolce vita, a kind of afternoon crowned with the day’s catch a sea view of Il Pellicano or enjoying a smooth creamy scoop of gelato in the shadow of San Gimignano’s medieval towers. Those are just other best things to do while you are in Tuscany.
So, are you curious about what’s the best food experiences you have to try in Tuscany? Keep scrolling down to the very end to find it out!
1. Cooking Class at Villa Bordoni, Chianti
There are many cooking classes offered in Tuscany. You can learn how to make your own pasta or focaccia in a traditional farmhouse, find the secret of homemade gelato under the direction of an expert Italian gourmet expert, and even enjoy an entire week of a cooking course in a private estate.
For an incredible foodie experience, we recommend you to go to Villa Bordoni. It’s a splendid countryside retreat in the hills outside Greve in Chianti whose culinary credentials reach out a long way past the sensational Tuscan fare which is served in the charming onsite restaurant.
Besides, it features more than 200 labels of Italy’s best makers and plays host to the Chianti Cooking School. The visitors have an opportunity to learn the art of Italian cooking in all forms like rustic Cucina Povera to sophisticated fine dining.
Moreover, Villa Bordoni also owns Enoteca Il Cardo. It is a wine bar in the hilltop wine village of Panzano where cooking lessons can be accompanied by wine, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar tastings.
2. Michelin Dining In Maremma
Tuscany is home to 35 Michelin-featured restaurants. But, a time-travel stone village in the Maremma locale is maybe the last spot you will hope to visit one day. But then, there it is – tucked into a stone house amid the quiet cobbled boulevards of Montemerano.
Run by a chef, Valeria Piccini and her husband Maurizio, Da Caino serve a memorable two-star Michelin food including a 9-table dining room. The cuisine comes from the regional identity which is experimental and refined with dishes like a wild boar with fennel or fresh Argentario anchovies and tomato sorbet.
3. Meal with a View at Il Pellicano
Get yourself to a little bay along the stunning Argentario coast, Il Pellicano which feels straight out of The Talented Mr. Ripley. Besides, this is considered as one of Italy’s most enchanting, where beautiful, carefree socialites have been coming to experience their dolce vita dreams since the ’60s.
You can also enjoy a relaxing pool including a chic rocky beach or waiting over “luscious alfresco lunches” overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea. Most importantly, near the pretty seaside town of Porto Ercole is a destination that is often visited by visitors for a perfect Italian summer. Food is very much at the center to experience!
4. World’s Best Gelato in San Gimignano
If you are a Gelato-lovers, this place is arguably the best in the world for homemade Italian ice-cream. The shop is located in the city center, Piazza Della Cisterna, and specializes in creamy frozen which is prepared with the freshest local ingredients including organic raw milk and organic products, fruits, and San Gimignano DOP saffron.
Some of the most beloved specialties including Rosemary Baby (with raspberries and rosemary), Crema di Santa Fina (orange cream with Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar, San Gimignano saffron, and pine nuts from Pisa), and Vernaccia Sorbet made with the best vintage Vernaccia wines of the area.