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Small-Group Luxury Truffle and Olive Oil Food Tour with a Gourmet Dinner provided by Chef Vary

Small-Group Luxury Truffle and Olive Oil Food Tour with a Gourmet Dinner

Small-Group Luxury Truffle and Olive Oil Food Tour with a Gourmet Dinner
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Florence is a foodie paradise, with restaurants and shops celebrating the bounty of the Tuscan countryside with dishes and products showcasing truffles, extra-virgin olive oil, and fine wines. On this small-group evening tour, including wine and food tastings and a multi-course meal at a local chef’s home, you’ll sip on Chianti, Carmiganano, and Prosecco Antinori, paired artfully with gourmet flavors. Get ready to eat your way through Florence’s culinary tapestry while admiring the church of Santa Maria Novella and the Ponte Vecchio, and shopping alongside locals in the hip Oltrano neighborhood.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
  • Boasting famous markets, a rich culinary heritage and proximity to some of Tuscany's finest farms and vineyards, Florence is a foodie’s paradise. Avoid tourist traps and learn how to eat like a local gourmet on this half-day evening tour designed by guides with advanced degrees in art history and the evolution of food. Meet your gourmet guide and small group of no more than eight people in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where you’ll whet your appetite with black truffle bruschetta and a tasting of famous Tuscan wines like Chianti or Carmignano. Learn about the history and science of truffles, highly flavorful tubers that can't be cultivated and are only found in certain regions of Italy. Stroll along one of the city’s most elegant streets in the fashion district, and stop at a historic shop for a gourmet tasting featuring a white truffle sandwich, foie gras or wild salmon and a refreshing glass of reserve Prosecco Antinori.  Take in fantastic views of the Ponte Vecchio as you cross the river into the Oltarno district, and stop at a historic palazzo for a tasting of premier extra-virgin olive oils. Finally, make your way to the nearby home of a local chef to cap off the delicious evening with a gourmet, 3-course dinner enjoyed with your new friends. See Itinerary below for sample menus.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Boasting famous markets, a rich culinary heritage and proximity to some of Tuscany's finest farms and vineyards, Florence is a foodie’s paradise. Avoid tourist traps and learn how to eat like a local gourmet on this half-day evening tour designed by guides with advanced degrees in art history and the evolution of food. Meet your gourmet guide and small group of no more than eight people in the Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where you’ll whet your appetite with black truffle bruschetta and a tasting of famous Tuscan wines like Chianti or Carmignano. Learn about the history and science of truffles, highly flavorful tubers that can't be cultivated and are only found in certain regions of Italy. Stroll along one of the city’s most elegant streets in the fashion district, and stop at a historic shop for a gourmet tasting featuring a white truffle sandwich, foie gras or wild salmon and a refreshing glass of reserve Prosecco Antinori.  Take in fantastic views of the Ponte Vecchio as you cross the river into the Oltarno district, and stop at a historic palazzo for a tasting of premier extra-virgin olive oils. Finally, make your way to the nearby home of a local chef to cap off the delicious evening with a gourmet, 3-course dinner enjoyed with your new friends. See Itinerary below for sample menus.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8963P15
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Glass of Chianti
  • Glass of Prosecco Antinori
  • Oil tasting (3)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from activities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Location Name: Santa Maria Novella Church Location Address: Santa Maria Novella Church Return Location: Via Romana 28 blue
  • Province of Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of eight people per booking
  • Dinner is on the 2nd floor, no lift/elevator available
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Bottled water
  • Dinner
  • Food tasting
  • Snacks
  • Wine tasting
  • Professional art historian guide
  • Private tour
  • Glass of Chianti
  • Glass of Prosecco Antinori
  • Oil tasting (3)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Transportation to/from activities
Departure details
  • Location Name: Santa Maria Novella Church Location Address: Santa Maria Novella Church Return Location: Via Romana 28 blue
  • Province of Florence, Province of Florence, Tuscany
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of eight people per booking
  • Dinner is on the 2nd floor, no lift/elevator available
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
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By: Chef Vary
brianmeshkin
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Amazing Gluten-Free Cooking Class
Chef Vary is warm, enthusiastic and very knowledgeable. The kitchen classroom is a wonderfully private set up where
denisek269
denisek269
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Amazing dinner!
We had a wonderful time cooking with the Chef! We had a small but very fun group. My mother and I both learned ho
tsbjoe
tsbjoe
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Fabulous experience! Wonderful cooking class!
My wife and I took this cooking class with Chief Vary while in Florence. It was one of the biggest highlights of ou
Sarah H
Sarah H
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Enjoyable Evening!
Really enjoyable evening with Chef Vary. The pasta and wine were delicious, with really great flavours. Would defin
34butternut
34butternut
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Best class!
Fantastic! I came to Florence with these goals: (1) spend time with my sisters; (2) see beautiful things; (3) eat
bonitadi1
bonitadi1
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A great return to Florence experience
Enjoyed this experience and will return again, I have taken several cooking classes in Florence area. This was by f
no_miev427
no_miev427
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Highlight of my trip! Exceeded all my expectations.
Vary’s cooking class is pure gluten free heaven!! A must do for foodies! It is the perfect activity to do with your
360rona
360rona
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Take this cooking class!
We enjoyed our pasta cooking class. Chef Vary was very friendly and patient with us. We took the “intensive” cour
Bruce K
Bruce K
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Exceeded all expectations!!!!!! FANTASTICO!!!
My wife, in Santa Barbara, and daughter, in London, really enjoyed their live virtual pasts class with Chef Vary. T
blueboat
blueboat
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Great experience!
Chef Vary was very easy to understand. She adapted her instruction to meet us at our level of cooking, showing us w
chloerose16
chloerose16
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Amazing attention-to detail and authentic experience
We signed up for a cooking class with Chef Vary in honor of my mother's birthday. We were blown away by how special
leeanne779
leeanne779
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Pasta, wine, lovely people; great way to spend a few hours!
This was to be the highlight of our Florence trip, and it did not disappoint! It was a small group, my husband and
I8490HXkatiem
I8490HXkatiem
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Highlight of our trip!
We had the best time at Chef Vary’s class. Our group consisted of great chefs and people who had never cooked and w
corinnek552
corinnek552
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The highlight of our holiday!
A fantastic course and excellent value for money. Chef Vary was organised, hospitable, very knowledgeable and gene
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52mikaylaj
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This was such an amazing experience. My friend and I attended the class with one other couple. The couple who runs
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