October 12, 2015
Bettyspaghetti: Italian cookery course in a Tuscan villa.
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Native Italian chef Betty Pierini Is fiercely proud of her “foodie” heritage inherited from her family who ran a restaurant for almost half a century on Giacomo Puccini’s lake in the very heart of Tuscany.
Bi-lingual Betty is internationally acclaimed and highly respected on private yachts as on- board chef and as personal chef in luxury villas.
Bettyspaghetty ‘s practical cookery courses take place in spring and autumn on an enchanting olive oil and wine estate and are designed to teach the essential cooking skills of authentic Italian cuisine.
Practical hands-on lessons will easily guide you to become the perfect Italian host once home where you will impress your guests with delights such as;
Traditional pasta dishes like spaghetti alla carbonara and lasagne with homemade pasta, risottos with seasonal vegetables, bruschette with fresh herbs, hearty Tuscan soups, pollo alla cacciatora with farm olives and dessert like tiramisu and Betty’s famous ‘tortino al cioccolato fondente’.
Lunches will feature your own preparation and will be accompanied by excellent home produced wine and your four course evening meals will be prepared while you are on afternoon tours. Dishes will be paired and served with excellent renowned Italian wines.
Our gourmet-tour guru specializes in slow food tourism to sustain the rural economy and its people and delights in sharing her insight of local flavours and knowledge.
Lucca’s incredible varied landscape spans from the Mediterranean sea to the Garfagnana mountains and depending on the season, we will offer afternoon mystery tours which may include truffle hunts, olive picking and visits to oil mills, wine making and tasting, pecorino producing, chestnut woods adventure… to name but a few.
Villas of Tuscany
Courses are conducted in the stunningly beautiful villa estates of Lucca immersed in typical Tuscan landscapes surrounded by olive groves, vineyards, herb gardens, fruit orchards and enchanting pine and chestnut forests.
A culinary paradise for all senses.
Groups will not exceed 10 guests per course and all bedrooms have private bathrooms.
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