New Cooking Classes in Tuscany at the Luxurious Villa Mangiacane

Wine Spectator Scores High Marks to Mangiacanes Chianti Reserva and the New Aleah

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Florence, Italy- The heart and soul of Tuscany is found in its wine and olive oil. Set among 600 acres of flourishing vineyards and olive groves, the luxury hotel Villa Mangiacane is the artful producer of three distinctive wines. The highly regarded Wine Spectator scores Mangiacanes 2004 Chianti Classico Reserva 86 points, and their debut 2004 Toscana Aleah, made of 100% Merlot, an impressive 90. And as the perfect complement to Mangiacane wine, the estate bottles a peppery olive oil, served and available at the villa and in many of Wolfgang Pucks restaurants. With samplings of Mangiacanes wines and olive oil and private cooking lessons with our acclaimed Chef Massimo Bocus, you will be immersed in the ultimate Tuscan experience.

Mangiacane understands the eminence of a superbly crafted meal matched with the perfect wines from their well-stocked cellar. On your first night you will be welcomed with a four-course dinner prepared by Chef Bocus. After witnessing first-hand the beauty of traditional, fresh Tuscan ingredients, you will totally immerse yourself in a cooking class with our chef as he teaches you the techniques to produce your very own Mangiacane meal. Return home armed with certification for your training, a Tuscan cookbook, apron, and a bottle of Chianti to help recreate the heart and soul of Tuscany in your own kitchen.

The Flavors of Chianti package rates range from 1,270 Euros to 2,450 Euros.

About Villa Mangiacane:

With whispers that Michelangelo himself participated in the design of this property, Villa Mangiacane is truly a sight to be seen. Situated 7 miles directly south of Florence, it is a noble and majestic wine and olive oil producing estate set atop a beautiful hill with extraordinary views of Florence and the Duomo. Recently fully restored, the property boasts an added modern sensibility and list of amenities for todays sophisticated traveler. The tranquil and relaxed environment combined with the proximity to all the most popular cities and towns in the area (Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and Arrezo) make it a truly ideal Tuscan destination.

The hotel is comprised of a total of 26 rooms and suites, some boasting private terraces overlooking the Tuscan countryside and private plunge pools. The restaurant offers both indoor and al fresco dining set amidst an herb garden and the freshest ingredients from the region, all prepared by Chef Massimo Bocus. In addition to the indoor pool The Nadushka Spa boasts two outdoor swimming pools available during fine weather.

Villa Mangiacane - Via Faltignano 4, San Casciano, 50026 Florence - Tuscany - Italy

Reservations: Tel: + 39 055 829 0123 Fax: + 39 055 829 0358

Villa Mangiacane is a member of Small Luxury Hotels.


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