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COOKING VACATIONS IN TUSCANY WITH MANGIARDIVINO

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. . . immerse yourself in the passion of Italian and Tuscan cooking

Created to offer you a unique and rare opportunity to live and experience the real life in Tuscany and to provide the best possible culinary vacation for our clients. MangiarDivino combines taking you to stay in amazing private villas in one of the most beautiful areas of Tuscany.

Our cooking lessons are relaxed, fun and hands-on. They take place in the kitchen of the villa, with everyone working in a group with the chef. As we only take small groups, up to 8 participants, everyone can really get involved. Chef Fabrizio with his skills and experience, will bring you all the passion for cooking and Tuscan tradition , while creating recipes using fresh, seasonal ingredients.

Italian food is simple but tasty and the recipes you'll learn are ones you can bring home and create in your own kitchen with ingredients that can be found anywhere.

NO single supplementsTravelling Solo?

This cooking holiday makes a great singles holiday as it is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people and there are NO single supplements for a private single room or apartments

Suitable for all

  • Suitable for all levels from beginner cooks to intermediate chefs
  • Your chef Fabrizio will go into some depth regarding the history and science of the dishes, so even experts will come away having learned quite a lot
  • Minimum age 18 (under 18s accepted accompanied by an adult)
  • Languages spoken: English – Spanish – French – Italian

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKING VISIT WWW.COOKINGHOLIDAYITALY.COM

  CHEF FABRIZIO  

My only goal, through my cuisine, is to make you fall in love with the rich Tuscan traditions, like I do . . . ensuring you have an unforgettable Vacation.

Buon apetito . . . Chef Fabrizio

Born in Arezzo Tuscan, in a family producing Chianti and olive oil, Fabrizio quickly fell in love with Tuscany’s flavours as a child and learned his cooking skills from his first tutors mother and grandmother. Today, he works as a chef and holds cooking classes in Tuscany, crafting handmade food with the organic and in season ingredients Tuscan cooking is famous for. His goal? Making you love the region as much as he does through food.

As well as working as a private Tuscan chef in holiday villas, Fabriziodid a stint in Bournemouth working as head chef. which has left him fluent in English, while his foodie travels elsewhere mean he can combine traditional Tuscan flavours with dishes from around the world as well. Fabrizio is also fluent in Spanish, French and of course, Italian.

  • Tuscan tradition handed down through generations
  • Handmade food and the use of organic products in season
  • Foundations or bases of the traditional Tuscan cuisine
  • And the healthy Mediterranean diet

All this should not be lost . . . so I am ready to pass on my passions and knowledge to all food lovers.

Fabrizio with the aid of professional partners, offers to all lovers of good food, wine and history, all-inclusive holidays in stunning locations in the beautiful area of Chianti Aretino.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKING VISIT WWW.COOKINGHOLIDAYITALY.COM

  LOCATION  

Mangiardivino & company organises personalized cooking schools, at your location in Tuscany and Umbria regions, or if you have not planned your trip in Italy yet, you can take advantage of our magnificent structures partners in one of the most enchanting corners and intact in Tuscany, Arezzo chianti area, where time seems to stand still and the food reaches the quintessential Tuscan tradition.

Villa Le Rose the holiday farmhouse in Tuscany  

A quiet and cosy atmosphere on a typical green Tuscany chianti Area nestled in the rolling hills surrounding the ancient city of Arezzo.

The holiday villa Le 3 Rose Farmhouse offers 4 comfortable apartments, fully furniture. A lovely peaceful location with panoramic views over the city of Arezzo, where "on your leisure " you can relax at the scenic swimming pool with an excellent glass of  Chianti wine, we produce, or enjoy excursions in beautiful surroundings of the villa, with its rolling hills worked meticulously with olive trees and vineyards which produce an excellent Chianti wine . . . more info www.le3rose.it

Villa Rossi Mattei

Luxurious sixteenth century relay, divided into 6 large independent apartments with high-end finishes in noble Tuscan style.

The villa is located on the archaeological hill of Castelsecco, in the immediate vicinity of Arezzo city centre, reachable on foot (1 km).

It is the ideal place to pass unforgettable vacations to the standard of the relax, comfort and charm. will satisfying every requisite for a pleasant and unforgettable stay in Tuscany . . . more info www.villarossimattei.com

  SERVICE AND COOKING HOLIDAY ALL INCLUSIVE  

Chef Fabrizio believes's there is a cook inside everyone . . .

MangiarDivino cooking lessons are the perfect way to immerse yourself in the passion of Italian and Tuscan cooking, having fun discovering the regional culture in the kitchen.

Chef Fabrizio believes that to learn and immerse yourself in Italian and typically Tuscan cuisine is to put your hands on, with the support of a charming professional chef who will follow you step by step explaining the richness and quality of local products that Tuscany produces. You will create your own menu from a wide choice of dishes that will be offered. The course will be held in English. The seasonal menu is decided with the client, and vegetarian options are available.

SINGLE DAY COOKERY LESSON

Professional chef Fabrizio will follow you step by step explaining the richness and quality of local products that Tuscany produces. For this reason we suggest that the groups do not exceed 10 people.

Non participating guests are welcome. People and partners who are not interested in our cooking classes, can spend the day enjoying the surroundings and relax or have fun in one of the many activities, and then join the group at dinner time.

The Programme includes:

  • 4 course cookery lesson followed by meal
  • Transfer to your location (within 60 km)
  • All the necessary tools for cooking
  • Prosecco wine testing break with same finger food
  • Cookery class of approximately 4 hours
  • All fresh – organic ingredients
  • IGT Wines (Red – White - Rosé)
  • Recipe book
  • Coffee, Limoncello or Amaretto

Booking: Class can be booked for any day of the week. It is also possible to bring a non-particpating partner who can spend the day enjoying the surroundings, and then join the group at lunchtime or dinner.

Location: Our cooking lessons can be organized At your holiday villas or directly in our location in Arezzo (Tuscany).

Schedule time: Morning course beginning at 10.00am. Afternoon course beginning at 4.00pm. Usually the classes last 4 hours.

Product Warranty: We provide organic vegetables from our gardens, use vegetables in season from our own vegetable garden and local markets. all ingredients you will use will be purchased in the morning before the course from our trusted suppliers to guarantee top quality and freshness.

We also produce EVO oil and excellent chianti wine IGT . . . you will have the opportunity of testing during your vacation or single day cooking classes.

COOKING HOLIDAY ALL INCLUSIVE

Our cooking holiday born to offers you a unique and rare opportunity to live and experience the real life in Tuscany and to provide the best possible culinary vacation services for our clients; combines taking you to stay in amazing private villas . . .

Experience the delights of the traditional Tuscan lifestyle, while attending fun-filled cooking classes and enjoying relaxing excursions. You will learn to prepare all the essential components of a Italian meal, passion for reviving Tuscany historic recipes and giving them a contemporary twist: Appetizers and breads, soups, homemade pasta accompanied by sauces, meat, fish, vegetables and desserts.

We offer a number of different food itineraries and excursion, witch are customizable according to your wishes and needs; to suit participants of all cooking levels from novice to the expert and discover unspoilt places and traditions of an ancient past.

More Information at: WWW.COOKINGHOLIDAYITALY.COM

WHAT WE OFFER ON YOUR COOKING HOLIDAY IN ITALY

You will be cooking, dining, wining, relaxing and exploring the treasure of the 4 valley of AREZZO having fun and sleeping at a stunning villa with pool. During your cooking holiday you will not only learn some great new techniques or exploring unspoiled place , you will also have the chance to make friends for life. It’s the perfect way of learning to cook great food while discovering the regional culture and cuisine.

  • Fun and relaxing atmosphere
  • Professional hands on cooking classes in small groups
  • Organic ingredients used during your cooking classes in Italy
  • We happily accommodate guests with dietary restrictions
  • Environmentally friendly Tuscan villas
  • Plenty of time to explore Tuscany
  • English speaking Native Italian chefs
  • No commuting between cooking school and accommodation
  • Half day excursions - wine tour – truffle tour etc.
  • No commuting between cooking school and accommodation

We offer the following cooking holiday programs:

  • 6 days Italian cooking course
  • 5 days Italian cooking course
  • 4 days Italian cookery course

All vacation packages can be customized with the addition of services and excursions at extra price

The stays can extendable on request (extra price)

SAMPLE PROGRAM

4 days 3 night cooking holidays

Day One

Meeting at the Arezzo train station or at the villa where you can enjoy typical welcome aperitif buffet with Prosecco wine testing .
In the late afternoon around 4-5 pm your first cookery lesson with chef Fabrizio, in Which you will prepare the evening meal.

Day Two

Following breakfast, cultural tour in the most picturesque locations in Arezzo area lunch included at typical local restaurant

In the late afternoon around 4-5 pm your second cookery lesson with our local chefs, in Which you will prepare the evening meal.

Day Three

After breakfast your final hands-on cookery lesson, followed by lunch

In the late afternoon wine tour testing in a prestigious winery of our knowledge.

dinner included at typical local restaurant

Day Four

After breakfast and some time to relax, we take you back to the Arezzo central train station.

6 days 5 night cooking holidays

Day One

Meeting at the Arezzo train station or at the villa where you can enjoy typical welcome aperitif snack buffet with Prosecco wine testing; Introduction given by the chef Fabrizio and the villa owner, a chance to get to know each other. Followed by Exclusive dinner prepared by chef Fabrizio.

Day Two

Following breakfast first cookery lesson with the chef, enjoying the results for lunch

Tonight Dinner in villa, for an traditional dinner prepared for you by the chef

Day Three

Following breakfast, cultural tour in the most picturesque locations in Arezzo, lunch included at typical local restaurant
Return in the villa for Dinner with a delicious crispy pizza menu prepared by the chef

Day Four

After breakfast you will have free time to relax by the pool or take a stroll in the magnificent surroundings of the villa.

Lunch will be serve in the villa

In the afternoon we will prepare a delicious dinner all together in your second cookery lesson.

Day Five

After breakfast enjoy your final cooking lesson and lunch together

In the afternoon wine testing in a prestigious winery of our knowledge

or

Enjoy a day sightseeing or shopping at leisure

dinner included at typical local restaurant (soft drinks included - wine extra price)

Day Six

After breakfast and some time to relax, we take you back to the Arezzo central train station.

OUR HALF DAY EXCURSION

Culture, Food and Wine Tours

With our partners, we organize excursions directly in the cellars of our knowledge, where you can enjoy the best ranges of Tuscan wines, visiting vineyards learn about the history and the process of wine production of prestigious local winemakers.

Our intention is to involve you in a special and unique adventure into the world of wine, olive oil, food, culture and Tuscan traditions.

Our tours offer the chance to discover medieval villages with stunning scenery and enchanted historic sites .

The most chosen tours:

  • Wine tours
  • Truffle tour
  • Olive oil and history tour
  • Holy Monastery tour
  • City escape and medieval hamlet tour

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKING VISIT WWW.COOKINGHOLIDAYITALY.COM

  OTHER SERVICE “ CHEF IN YOUR VILLA”  

Personal Chef:

Personal Chef is the ideal solution at your complete disposal for mouth-watering traditional lunches or dinners, using only the finest ingredients combined with the most suitable wines.

The Chef will be responsible for purchasing the ingredients paying special attention to the choice quality of its products, essential for who wants to "cook well". This type of service allows clients the possibility to find their lunches or dinners ready either on their arrival or after a day out sightseeing, avoiding the stress of having to go out again either shopping or to find a suitable restaurant.

Private chef in your holiday villa:

The chef at home will agree with the client the most suitable menu for lunch, dinner, cocktail, buffet and receptions for up to 50 dinners.

We will take care of the supplies necessary according your needs.

  WINE TOURS  

A full immersion in the Tuscan tradition!

With the help of our co-operation partners, expert sommeliers and prestigious wine cellars, we give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Tuscan wineries; telling the story of the estate, explaining the techniques of cultivation; At the same time you are tasting wine you have the chance to visit some breathtaking landscape and historical places into one of the most beautiful territories in Italy; characteristic such as castles, abbeys, medieval villages, fortresses, hamlets and relax in front of genuine Italian food.

Our intention is to involve you in a special and unique adventure in wine,olive oil, in local food, culture and traditions.

MONTALCINO AND CHIANTI ARETINO WINE TOUR

The hill of Montalcino emerges as an island in the heart of Tuscany. Away from traffic in a landscape still untouched and wild, the wine tour to Montalcino plunges us into the magical relationship between man and nature, which is almost best wines ever, the BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO. This wine with its intense color and taste it’s the perfect match with the traditional and delicious cuisine of this area. It is here that the famous Brunello di Montalcino is produced, made from 'Sangiovese grosso' grapes, but which the locals called brunello for the dark color of the grape.

PROGRAM OF FOOD AND WINE TOuR:

From Arezzo in the direction of Pienzathrough streets with picturesque landscapes you get to Pienza small Renaissance town in the middle of the beautiful Val d'Orcia, declared by UNESCO a world heritage site.on a hill from which you can admire the immensity of the valley, a boundless beauty velvety hills and landscapes. Stop to admire the old town with shops of Pecorino di Pienza, small alleys, terraces and romantic way of the kiss.first winery where you can enjoy the best reserves of Brunello di Montalcinoalong a white road in the middle of historic vines you get to the basement of the famous Brunello di Montalcino While visiting a winery we can discover the origins and the evolution of the Brunello wine and the history of the winery. Wine tasting with local snacks.for lunch in the quaint town of Siena Rapolano Terme, Crete Senesi area where the imagination fly right away to the magical landscapes of spectacular. in an ancient Tuscan trattoria where you can enjoy your lunch with typical dishes of the area. Visit the second cellar located in Arezzo production area of Chianti, a delightful winery nestled in the Tuscany countryside and taste the wines produced with local snacks.

All inclusive Tour:

  • English speaking wine and food expert guide
  • Wine tasting in two special wineries
  • Two cellar tours
  • Visit 1 historical hamlet
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Air conditioning mini van
  • Lunch in a local restaurant ( 2 course meal with wine and water)
  • Pick up and drop off at your location

MONTEPULCIANO AND CORTONA WINE TOUR

Montepulciano: Fascinating city built on a limestone ridge, surrounded by ancient walls and fortifications which Cosimo I de 'Medici. The city is characterized by Renaissance palaces and a long course on the rise that reaches the large central square. The landscape and views of the Tuscan hills, give an unforgettable experience.
Famous for its Vino Nobile that thanks the geographical position, altitude and microclimate make the Sangiovese grape variety of Tuscany an excellent wine

PROGRAM OF FOOD AND WINE TOUR:

Departure from Arezzo to Montepulciano direction along streets bathed in velvety valleys of the Val di Chiana, between the cultivation of orchards and farms of the famous Chianina Cow. Arriving in Montepulciano . . . visit to the first winery with a description of the variety, history and tradition of the cellar with wine tasting and local snacks, After the visit to the winery, departure for the magnificent medieval town located in the hills: Cortona 500 meters high, from which you can admire the entire valley of Chiana, Lake Trasimeno and Mount Amiata. Lunch in a typical restaurant , and after a visit to the medieval village.

Cortona is characterised by narrow lanes and the central course Ruga Piana with the shops and local craft shops, until you get to the main square dominated by the medieval palace.

Visit to the second winery where they produce the famous Cortona D.o.c. Avignonesi based on the vines of Sangiovese merlot and cabernet.

All inclusive Tour:

  • English speaking wine and food expert guide
  • Wine tasting in two special wineries
  • Two cellar tours
  • Visit 1 historical hamlet
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Air conditioning mini van
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (3 course meal with wine and water)
  • Pick up and drop off at your location

CHIANTI CASTLE AND WINE TOUR

Between Thousands of photos, a walk in a medieval village, a glass of wine, and a typical Tuscan lunch you will be drawn into a magical, charming wine adventure. Chianti Classico is definitely the most famous Italian red wine in the world. The beauty of the landscape accompanied with The Possibility to visit wineries During These sightseeing and to taste one of the best wines and one of the best cuisine in Italy, will render the visit to this area an unforgettable experience!

PROGRAM OF FOOD AND WINE TOUR:

Departure from Arezzo, Chianti direction passing through the fabulous streets immersed in the woods, hills and waterfalls. First stop lunch at the medieval village of Il Borro, a jewel of architecture and landscapes, still intact characterized by small craft shops, historic shops and still kept alive by the famous Ferragamo family leader in the Italian fashion. Lunch at a local tavern in Arezzo with the typical dishes.

Second wine testing at prestigious winery, producing Chianti from Arezzo area.

All inclusive Tour:

  • English speaking wine and food expert guide
  • Wine tasting in two special wineries
  • Two cellar tours
  • Visit 1 historical hamlet
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Air conditioning mini van
  • Lunch in a local restaurant (3 course meal with wine and water)

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND BOOKING VISIT WWW.COOKINGHOLIDAYITALY.COM

  CONTACT DETAILS  

Fabrizio Merli
MangiarDivino
Tuscany
Italy

Telephone: +39 327 015 8492
Email: info@mangiardivino.com
Web: www.cookingholidayitaly.com

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