Every summer we spend some time near a village called Casole Delsa positioned between Florence, Siena and San Giminano. One of the joys of the village is Caffe Casolani, where we regularly have our coffee by a table in the street, sometimes linger late to have lunch and periodically have dinner.
the dinner is approximately 25 euros for a fixed 4 course dinner which is expertly cooked with choice ingredients. It is excellent value for money.
However a little known secret is , that with a couple of days notice you can actually ask the chef to cook something special for you, this will cost approximately 10 euros extra and will represent value far above the payment.
Christine is a talented chef and is particularly good with fish.
last night we attended their regular jazz evenings, had a superb 3 course fish dinner specially cooked for us, plus a delicious choclate based desert, a bottle of wine bottled water and coffee, listened to an excellent jazz group, all for 90 euros.
The atmosphere is absolutely romantic with candles on the white table cloth, a pleasing breeze through the narrow street, watching the people walk the trafficless street listening to the piano and the saxophone.
a cherished evening which I fully recommend.