Category: FOOD + WINE

Food and wine in Florence and Tuscany, including food stories, restaurant reviews and wineries.

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The Mazzei family: American ideals and Tuscan traditions

On a table at Sor Tino, a perfectly Tuscan restaurant in chic Brentwood Los Angeles, is a bottle of Tuscan wine with a curiously personal Anglo name, “Philip”, and a ...

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Restaurant openings in Florence: November 2021

Christmas has come early as new restaurants open ahead of the holidays, other establishments do a doubling act and lovemark locales reopen.     UNIQUE / La Ménagère     ...

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Amza Zahouani and his growing vegan food empire

The Santo Spirito neighborhood stands out for its artisanal and hip vibe, so it’s no surprise that you can find innovative restaurants for health-conscious foodies. Ashton Saldana talks with food ...

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Christmas at Ruffino’s Poggio Casciano wine estate

The holiday season is approaching and there’s no better time to explore the hills of Florence as the temperatures dip and winter-warming reds bring colour to our cheeks. Ruffino’s flagship ...

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TYPIQO’s high-quality groceries to your door

  Opening a business always involves a leap of faith, but particularly so in the midst of a global pandemic. Over the course of summer 2020, meeting rooms were exchanged ...

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An upscale alimentari: Tuscan Taste Florence

Varinia (Vary) and her husband Edoardo Cecotto are no amateurs in the food industry. Vary has two master’s degrees in culinary arts and Edoardo has managed multiple events and cooking ...

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Wineries with restaurants to warm you up this autumn

As the mercury heads south, our taste buds turn to Tuscan reds. Warming and generous, Sangiovese embraces like that favourite scarf around our shoulders. These wineries in Montalcino and Montepulciano ...

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Thanksgiving in Florence 2021

Florence and Tuscany cater to their international community with plenty of pickings to celebrate November 25. Here’s our round-up of some of the top spots for turkey to ensure you ...

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Tuscany’s olive harvest: a treasured tradition faces seasonal challenges

As October came to an end and the crisp autumn breeze began to envelop the Tuscan hills, it marked the beginning of one of Tuscany’s most celebrated traditions: the olive ...

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The Stellar: the sky’s the limit

Devouring deconstructed “carbonara” in a space cocoon is not a daily occurrence, but then there’s something boundless about the ambitions at The Stellar, the restaurant, cocktail bar and events space ...

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Historical restaurants in Florence

Food means more than merely filling our bodies, sustaining our energy and fuelling our day. It is a source of knowledge, a taste of tradition, and it provides a context ...

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Magic of Mimesi

A month ago, I was close to throwing in the towel on the September issue. It’s not much of an excuse, but a bathtub was holding me captive at the ...

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Meet Paolo Lavezzini, the new Executive Chef at Four Seasons Florence

Paolo Lavezzini, the new executive chef at Four Seasons Florence, explains his culinary goals for Il Palagio, one of the city’s top gourmet dining experiences.          To ...

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Autumn events at Villa San Michele

Idyllically perched on the much-loved hills of Fiesole, Villa San Michele, A Belmond Hotel, gazes down at the city below, offering a truly spectacular view. Following on from the successful ...

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The Florentine Cocktail: straight up and on the rocks

At The Florentine, we’re shaken but not stirred. One thing’s for sure: a well-made drink settles the nerves and what better cocktail than our very own The Florentine! Getting to ...

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Cocktails make a comeback (not that they ever left)

Quality mixology returns as Florence Cocktail Week resumes a weeklong smorgasbord of shaking from September 20 to 26. A mainstay on the city’s social scene, Paola Mencarelli organized the first ...

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Cocktail themed experiences in Florence and Tuscany

Spend your September serate at some of these top spots in the city and beyond for an aperitivo with a view. From rooftop sipping to sidecar adventures, toast to the ...

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Spoon Dinners return at Borgo San Jacopo

You never forget your first Spoon Dinner. Or the most recent one.     All the guests at the Spoon night in June 2021       One torrid late ...

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Italian Chef Charity Night at Forte Belvedere, September 7

On September 7, the Italian Chef Charity Night event at Forte Belvedere’s spectacular terrace returns. The fifth edition of the event brings together the signature dishes by 14 top Tuscan ...

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Favourite pizza places in Florence

Florence might not be Naples, but the city’s pizza scene has taken off in recent times, especially in terms of quality and creativity. From gourmet toppings to steamed dough bases, ...

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Natural wine bars in Florence

Situated in one of the meccas of Italian wine culture, it is no surprise that Florence has a great selection of wine bars and bottle shops to choose from. What ...

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Osteria Torre a Cona: Tuscan cooking with a daring twist

It’s a breezy day in the Florentine hills as we gather for our first press preview lunch since the pandemic rainbow of restrictions halted our culinary jaunts. Beaming across the ...

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TYPIQO: quality bites

It takes guts to open a business during a pandemic, but Antonio Badalamenti has shown he can stomach it. Formerly the chef at Nugolo (2020’s rave review restaurant opening, back ...

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Combatting food waste in Florence

We dream of a world where food is affordable and accessible to all. For now, we settle for fighting against food waste, a step towards ending food inequality, accessibility and ...

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