Autumn flavors at Belmond Villa San Michele, Fiesole
The exclusive hotel Belmond on the Florentine hills announces a special extended opening and fabulous autumn appointments
A season to continue to travel and a calendar of events to dream about. Belmond Villa San Michele, the iconic hotel on the hills of Fiesole, announces an extraordinary extended opening, welcoming autumn with a series of immersive experiences linked to culture and taste. Appointments not to be missed to enjoy the mood of this season full of charm and flavor.
Therefore, the exclusive Ristorante La Loggia remains open for dinner, with an exciting view of the city of Florence and the emblematic Brunelleschi Dome. The menu is dictated by an author's cuisine, a personal expression of Executive Chef Alessandro Cozzolino and based on the flavors of the Tuscan territory. For autumn, the protagonists will be seasonal products such as pumpkin, bitter chocolate and the famous red beans of Lucca.
While for lunch there is the elegant Ristorante Villa San Michele, which offers a refined Tuscan cuisine, the highest expression of local and seasonal tradition.
For dates, here are the ones scheduled for this fall:
On October 20 and 21 and November 10 and 11, the truffle will be celebrated in the company of Savini Tartufi, a historic Tuscan family of truffle hunters for 4 generations. On Wednesday, the appointment is for an aperitif meeting with the producers to learn more about the precious tuber, which in autumn gives its most prized fruits, followed by a dinner with white truffles created by the Executive Chef of La Loggia Restaurant, Alessandro Cozzolino, all accompanied by expert wine pairings in collaboration with Prunotto, a historic Piedmontese winery located in the prestigious wine region of the Langhe. On Thursdays, for those who wish to continue the experience, the Savini family opens the doors of its property in Forcoli (Pisa) for an exciting truffle hunt and lunch with friends. For info, prices and reservations: email@example.com - +39 055 5678200.
For fans of the sweet nectar, special moments in the company of historic Tuscan wine producing families who will take turns on four Thursdays October 21 and 28 (with Tenute Guicciardini Strozzi) and November 4 (with Castello di Ama) from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm will be invited to share with guests their history, people and uniqueness with a special tasting in the Domus Vinorum, the hotel's recently renovated wine cellar. The meeting and tasting is for maximum 14 people. €60 per person. For reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org - +39 055 5678200.
TEA WITH DANTE
In occasione dell'anniversario dantesco, continuano gli appuntamenti con il tè del pomeriggio in compagnia delle parole del Sommo Poeta, interpretate dall'attore Adriano Miliani. 26 ottobre, 9 e 23 novembre e 7 dicembre, alle 17:00, nel suggestivo chiostro, è possibile gustare una selezione di tè pregiati serviti con delizie locali e accompagnati da letture sul tema dell'amore, tratte dal Divina Commedia e dalla Vita Nova, passando dal capolavoro più celebre alla prima opera giovanile di Dante. Per prenotazioni: email@example.com - +39 055 5678200. € 30 a persona.
HALLOWEEN AFTERNOON TEA
To stay in theme, Halloween Sunday becomes the occasion for a very special Autumn Tea. A rich selection of sweet and savory treats celebrating the flavors and colors of this beautiful season will be waiting for you, such as chestnut and chocolate cream puffs, traditional scones with jams, caramelized grape crumble, sweet potato and pumpkin pie, and mixed mini sandwiches. Oct. 31 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the Cloisters. For reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org - +39 055 5678200. € 30 per person.
ROMANTIC DINNER IN DOMUS VINORUM
In the renovated wine cellar Domus Vinorum of the Hotel, in a private room surrounded by a rich it is possible to organize an exclusive dinner for two. Executive Chef Alessandro Cozzolino welcomes guests and introduces them to a surprising culinary experience discovering his à la carte menu rich in reinterpreted local specialties. A romantic dinner to give an unforgettable experience to your partner or a special person. € 400 per couple (private dinner with butler service included; wines not included). For reservations: email@example.com - +39 055 5678200.
DINNER FOR TWO AT THE CHEF TABLE
The special gastronomic experience signed by Executive Chef Alessandro Cozzolino to live at the exclusive Chef's Table created next to the ancient oven of the fifteenth century used by the monks who lived in the ancient monastery that now houses the Hotel, rediscovered during the recent renovation of the new kitchens of the Restaurant La Loggia. A corner where history and technology meet and where it is possible to dine in the company of the Chef, who after welcoming guests with an aperitif and canapés, telling the stories that inspire his dishes, gives life before their eyes to a surprising menu created especially for the occasion. For info and reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org - +39 055 5678200. € 250 per person with wine pairing