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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... more » 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. « less
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Cuenca, Ecuador
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

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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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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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

Baltimore, MD
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11 reviews 11 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

I could easily write a quick review of our 6 day cooking course with Chef Claudio with a few long sentences and many choice adjectives, but that would be grossly unfair for it was so much more than that! Can I give it a rave review with at least 10 stars?.....Absolutely! It is 6 weeks since my daughter and I... More

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

Thank you so much for your review, and we totally agree! The International Kitchen has been working with Claudio for almost twenty years and, amazingly, it just gets better every year! Karen Herbst, Owner/President, The International Kitchen More

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

If you love Italian food but have no idea how to make it properly, this one's for you. Chef Claudio is amazing, welcoming and unintimidating. We made all the classics (pizza, gnocci, tirimisu, pasta, etc.) while enjoying wonderful Tuscany. The acccomodations are pretty basic, but certainly roomy enough. And really, it is all about the amazing food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

I went with my wife for the 4 days experience. It was more that we were expecting. The place, the cooking classes, the food quality and quantity and especially chef Claudio's kindness. We totally recomend it!

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Gatineau Quebec
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61 reviews 61 reviews
15 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

I had promised myself when I turned 50 that I would travel to Tuscany and take cooking lessons - well thanks to my husband!! and the International Kitchen - my dream came true. This was an amazing experience. Truly an all inclusive trip - food - wine - room - cooking lessons - transportation - after you pay for your... More

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Morgantown, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My daughter and I did the afternoon cooking class with Chef Claudio in August and had a fabulous time! We had taken the train out to Figline from Florence and they picked us up right on time (and had us back to the train station before the last train of the evening). Chef Claudio was a delight and had us... More

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