Scuola di Cucina Fonte de Medici

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Scuola di Cucina Fonte de Medici

Scuola di Cucina Fonte de Medici
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Lessons & Workshops • Cooking Classes
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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abarasol
Clifton Park, NY722 contributions
Enjoyable morning
Jun 2018 • Friends
Very enjoyable morning watching chef demonstrating how to prepare three courses. Then we were hands-on doing our best with supervision.
Written June 12, 2018
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JohnTripper
New York46 contributions
Excellent Intro to Tuscan cooking
Sep 2017 • Couples
We had the good fortune of arriving on a day when no other patrons were present so we ended up with a private lesson. Nearco, the sous chef of Osteria di Passignano restaurant also provides many of the cooking lessons. He was extremely knowledgeable and brought humor and fun to the experience. As an experienced amateur cook, I learned 4 or 5 key elements of Tuscan cooking that I hadn't been familiar with and really enjoyed our time there. Nearco was very patient with our many questions. The kitchen in the school is state of the art. Our lesson was just 2.5 hours and we focused on an entire 4 course meal including flan, pasta, Cornish hen, and a molten chocolate cake.
Written September 4, 2017
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MaxPaz
9 contributions
Very comfortable, good food, nice hosts, incredible views, close to everywhere in Chianti and Central Tuscany
Jul 2017 • Family
Wine, local menu, large suites, family friendly (kids loved the pool on these hot July days!). Easy drives through winding hills to Chianti towns, and must see hill top places like Monteriggioni, Colle di Val'Elsa, San Gimignano, Volterra, and of course Siena and Florence, are within 30min-1 hr drives.
We went on walks, bike rides, wine tastings, daily markets, all nearby.
Written July 13, 2017
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Sandra P
Sydney, Australia34 contributions
Most tranquil stay in Tuscany
Jul 2017
Truly fantastic boutique hotel with amazing service. The pool is in the most beautiful Tuscan settings and it truly relaxed me completely. Breakfast is very good and the ladies serving there are amazing. One of them noticed that I was gluten free and she immediately brought many gluten free options to me. Based of flute free goods was delivered every morning afterwards. Rooms are truly beautiful, with a character but clean, updated and elegantly luxurious. Gardens are manicured, with lots of flowers and beautiful smell of lavender and pine treas. Some amazing restrains nearby and one on the grounds. Our best stay in Italy, we are definitely coming back here.
Written July 11, 2017
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LSP07
Graz, Austria31 contributions
Heaven on earth
Jul 2017 • Couples
This place is just heaven on earth, there are no words to describe it properly... go and SEE, TASTE, FEEL, EMBRACE, ENJOY!!! Tuscany, Agriturismo and Italian life at it's best. Have to mention in particular the super friendly and professional staff there, everybody is smiling&waving the whole time... want to go back immediately!
Written July 9, 2017
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Isabelle L
10 contributions
Luxury in Tuscany
Mar 2017 • Couples
This place were jus fantastic! The food divine and the landscape incredible. You can rent a bike for free if you stay there as a guest, take a bath in the pool if you are there in the summer, its quiet and the service were truly pleasant. The keepers of this beautiful place were very friendly and it was easy to get answers to my questions about anything I wondered about. I strongly recommend to go here!
Written June 26, 2017
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cmr2019va
arlington, va116 contributions
Outstanding cooking class followed by delish dinner at Osteria d Passignano
May 2017 • Friends
We were a party of four who had a pasta and focaccia lesson with Nerco. He was an outstanding instructor, we had a lot of fun...but most importantly learned a lot. Upon returning home my 19 year old niece put her skills to use and made two of the kinds of pastas that we learned to make...the day after our return home. That says a lot. The setting of the Fonte de Medici is beautiful—classic Tuscany. We have been to the Osteria di Passignano three years in a row. It is gorgeous. The foods and wines are delicious. I HIGHLY recommend this cooking class.
Written June 6, 2017
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trvlfun
Long Island, NY167 contributions
Come to Learn - Then You Eat!
Aug 2016 • Family
When we plan a special family trip, we ask each member who is traveling to pick out something special that he/she would like to do. Since we are a family of foodies, we frequently seek out cooking classes and/or wine tours so that we can gain a better appreciation of the place we are visiting and, of course, to sample first hand the edibles that are produced in that region. This is not difficult to find when Italy is the destination, there are cooking classes and wine tours galore to choose from; the difficulty lies only in choosing a good one.

Since we would be spending a good amount of time in and around Chianti country, I put my internet skills to work and found out that the revered house of Antinori had a cooking school, deep in the Chianti countryside.

Fonte di Medici is an Agriturismo accommodation nestled in the Chianti hills, surrounded by Tignanello and Solaia vineyards owned by the Antinori family. In 2013 the Agriturismo partnered with nearby Osteria di Passignano (the Marcello Crini Michelin starred restaurant also surrounded by Antinori vineyards), and together they created the Cooking School.

Classes are offered either in the morning or afternoon and are then followed by a meal paired with wines at the Osteria (lunch after the morning class and dinner after the afternoon class). A private post-meal tour of the Monastery is also on the menu.

There are a few different classes to chose from; we chose the "The Secrets of the Stars" class, which focused on creating a Tuscan inspired four course meal. Our chef in residence was knowledgeable and really terrific; this was truly a 'hands on' experience and we learned a lot about the culture of and inspiration for Tuscan cooking.

The class takes place in a beautiful farmhouse inspired brick building, which sits in a bucolic, leafy pasture. Don't let the exterior fool you; this is an up-to-date kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances and cooking tools.

Our class lasted about 3 hours, during which time all the elements of a four course meal were covered. From a lesson on olive oil, balsamic vinegar and Pecorino cheese, to the pasta stuffed with 'Pappa al Pomodoro' (and learning the secret of that rich, yellow pasta color), to Cornish hen, to sampling and then incorporating Tuscan chocolate into a yummy dessert, it was a really informative and interesting experience. Of course, those who know me well know that my favorite part of any meal is dessert, so creating molten chocolate cakes was special indeed.

After sampling our way through our efforts, we then said goodbye to the charming cooking school and headed over to the Osteria for a very memorable lunch that featured, in some form, the dishes we had learned about (yes, we had a second molten chocolate cake), along with wine pairings for each course....truly heaven!

Just a few notes:
You responsible for getting yourself to the class and then to the restaurant; since you need a car to get to either place, this should not be an issue, but I did want to mention it.
Although this experience weighs in on the pricier side of cooking classes/wine experiences, it really was a good value because it not only included the class, it included an amazing wine paired lunch at a great restaurant, along with a private tour of the Abbey cellars. If each of these were done separately, the cost would be greater.
Written September 8, 2016
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