Golden Isles Olive Oil Tuscan Food & Wine Experience!
October 29th - November 4th
Golden Isles Olive Oil has organized a magical food & wine experience for you in Tuscany. We will have our own private Villa situated in the middle of a 15 acre olive grove with a pool, bocce court, two outside kitchens, two wood burning ovens and ice machine. This gorgeous property includes spectacular panoramic views of the countryside including the medieval hill-top village of Montevettolini.
Sunday: Arrive and settle in. Cocktails and dinner at our Villa while discussing Italian cuisine, emphasizing the cuisine of Tuscany, along with the events of the week.
Monday: Guided tour of outdoor farmer’s market, where guests can select items they wish to cook during the week. Lunch at the Villa will be followed by a cooking class of items purchased at the market, and used to prepare the evening dinner.
Tuesday: Hunting for the wild white truffle with the truffle hounds will take place if weather and conditions are favorable. Lunch in a local restaurant, specializing in truffles dishes, will be followed by a return to our Villa for a cooking class using the (hopefully) bountiful collection from the morning hunt.
Wednesday: Bus trip to Modena ( about 2 hours) to watch the creation of parmigiano, prosciutto, and the balsamic condiment. Lunch at an agriturismo, where only local ingredients will be used. If time permits, our outing ends with a visit to the Ferrari museum and/or a small tour of Modena. We will return to our Villa for a light evening meal.
Thursday: A lesson on the pressing of the olives from the pickers in the fields will be followed with lunch, serving our freshly pressed liquid gold in various dishes. We will be able to observe the creation of certified organic extra virgin olive oil. All are welcome to take part in preparing a rustic Tuscany country dinner that evening with the freshly pressed oil.
Friday: Wine tasting in this beautiful region and a visit to the Da Vinci museum ( Leonardo’s birthplace) We will return to our Villa for a cooking class and the preparation of the evening meal.
Saturday: Departure after breakfast
COST: Our Food & Wine Tuscan Experience is $2,195.00 per person, double occupancy. 50% deposit upon booking to confirm your reservation. Remainder 50% is due Oct. 1st, 2017. Cost includes 6 nights lodging, all breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners at the Villa, artisan visits, truffle hunt, trip to Modena, cooking classes and transportation to and from scheduled programs during the week.
Limited to the first 16 people to place their deposit. After it has been filled you will be placed on a waiting list in case of a cancellation.
Airfare not included. The closest city by air or train is Florence or Pisa. Transportation to and from your point of origin to the Villa can be arranged but cost is not included. Rental cars can be made available at the Villa if you wish to venture out on your own.
Schedule of events may vary due to weather or unforeseen circumstances but every effort will be made to fulfill all program activities