“My cooking style is the synthesis of regional Italian tradition and a creative Mediterranean approach” – Chef Fabio Matteo Danzo
In Tuscany’s Mugello Valley, the abundance of Italy is found. Six centuries ago a native from this land wrote:
“On the plains of the Mugello are to be seen the best and most fruitful of orchards of the County, where the harvest is made twice or thrice a year, and always in abundance. And I learned that on the rich lands of these hillsides there is wheat, fodder, fruit, wine and oil in abundance, and also great quantities of wood and chestnuts and livestock enough to supply a third of Florence. I learned that great quantities of cheese and lambs wool and chickens come from the Mugello and that there are other fowl and game in great abundance.”
And even to this day the Mugello has the highest production of agricultural products of the all Tuscany.
Villa Le Maschere sits atop a hill of this valley. In its panorama, white wild boar and sheep feed on chestnuts and porcini, grape leaves soak up the Tuscan sun, white truffles hide under the shade of oak trees, and the region’s famous cattle graze freely on grasses that dance in the wind. Overlooking this glorious scenery, wine and cheese is paired with good conversation and a ripe sense of well-being.
In this perfect setting, Chef Fabio Matteo Danzo leads his cooking classes, through hands-on experience, on a culinary tour of the senses. Chef Danzo has served as Chef at 5-Star luxury hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants throughout Italy, the US, the UK, France and Japan. He has taught cooking in Italy and the US and has published cookbooks in Italian and English. He passes his experience and passion on to you through his cooking class at Villa Le Maschere.
Your class will begin by selecting from the region’s freshest ingredients that the day has to offer. You will then prepare your meal just as the Chef does every day for guests at the Hotel’s Il Pioppo Nero restaurant. His attention to detail is passed on to you, as a result of his passion for sharing his creativity and culinary gifts with others. In the end, it’s tutti a tavola to enjoy the wonderful, fresh meal that you have just prepared, overlooking the Tuscan countryside from which is emanated.
Cooking class for honeymooners!
Villa le Maschere offers a Two-Night Stay Package for Food and Wine Lovers (and in LOVE!), in which they can delight themselves in a luxury experience and the pleasures and knowledge of both grape and grain. The package includes:
• Complimentary transfers from and to the Florence airport or Florence train station
• A two night stayin one of Villa Le Maschere’s Elegant Superior room
• Free access to the Wellness center (treatments not included)
• Free upgrade at the time of arrival upon arrival to a Superior or Junior suite.
• Full buffet breakfast
• Cooking class in the morning (then you can enjoy the meal you’ve just prepared)
• Wine tasting at the hotel
• Romantic 4 course dinner for 2 (wine excluded) at the Restaurant “Il Piopponero” and a farewell present
The price for this package starts from Euro 349,00 per person in double occupancy. To book this experience, speak to your Distinctive Honeymoons travel professional at 800.803.1360 or fill out an online request form.