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The International Kitchen - Classic Tuscan Table

330 N. Wabash, 60611 Figline Valdarno, Italy
312-467-0560
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Owner description: A Classic Tuscan Table is an authentic cooking vacation that takes place at Chef Claudio’s charming B&B property, set amidst the vineyards, olive groves, swimming pool and two huge vegetable and fruit gardens with wonderful views of the valley. The teaching kitchen and restaurant are both on site, and visitors enjoy excursions to local Tuscany sites of interest.

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Naples, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The International Kitchen planned our twelve day trip to Sicily. It was stellar from beginning to end. Working with them was a joy. The staff was professional and personable, listening to our particular wants and providing us with a wonderful itinerary. The company they are associated with in Sicily is of the highest quality and every minute spent with their... More

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Vienna, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

I spent 6 days with Chef Claudio and his staff for a cooking vacation. It was an absolute delight. The minute we arrived he personally met us at the door and served us wine. He is a patient, kind, passionate and a great teacher of the Culinary Arts. His sister Sabrina also helps with the tours and anything you need... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This trip was amazing! The rustic Tuscan location was beautiful! The B & B had a vineyard and all sorts of fruit trees, vegetables, nuts, herbs, etc. We cooked with fresh ingredients everyday. The classes were great! Chef Claudio spent an enormous amount of time showing us techniques and sharing his recipes. We ate outside for most of our lunches... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We can't say enough great things about Chef Claudio and his team! We did the Intensive 3 days of classes.....wonderful. This was a real hands on cooking experience.....pasta, sauces, main courses, deserts.....all from a great teacher. From walking in gardens for fresh vegetables to seeing the dishes served in Ristorante. Molto Bene!!!!!!!!

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Cookeville, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A cooking class in Tuscany has been on my bucket list for years. I can't imagine another living up to this experience with Chef Claudio. He is an accomplished teacher in addition to being a great chef and sommelier. If we mentioned wanting to learn something in particular, we made it the next day. Each of us (8 in all)... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

My daughter and I met for a vacation in Italy and wanted a focus for our trip. My daughter suggested a cooking class. It was perfect!

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

Claudio is an excellent teacher, he makes you feel at home. We learnt 4 dishes and then got to eat them in his restaurant. It was a hands on cooking class which is the best way to learn. I would highly recommend this cooking class to anyone who loves food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The objective for my first trip to Europe was not to “sight-see,” but rather to "live Italian" (as much as one can do in 10+ days). Chef Claudio Piantini and his Relais Torre Guelfa staff made this a reality for me. Even though he is busy teaching the group Tuscan cooking classes while running a successful restaurant and farm, Claudio... More

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We are already cooking like Chef Claudio, or so we wish, but we are trying several of the techniques that he taught us and finding them very useful. It was such a wonderful experience for me and my husband. Chef Claudio is very capable of teaching at all cooking levels as my husband is a wonderful and experienced cook and... More

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Easton, MD
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

As an edit to an earlier review, I am not pleased with being charged $100 when I cancelled minutes after booking a cooking class. I understand they do not allow cancellations but this seemed unreasonable. The owner demanded I remove the posting citing the fact that their cancellation policy is prominently placed. Still, being penalized for a senior moment in... More

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theintlkitchen, Owner at The International Kitchen - Classic Tuscan Table, responded to this review

I asked that you remove your post as it was filled with untruths. Our site CLEARLY states the price of any class PER PERSON. We confirmed your class, processed the payment and sent you your invoice and voucher. As good as we are, that takes more than a few seconds, and, indeed, it was the following day you cancelled. We... More

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