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Special First Courses at Restaurant La Cusina, Venice Special First Courses at Restaurant La Cusina, Venice

Our highlighted special offers and seasonal restaurant menus from around the various sections of Delicious Italy. Click on the name of the accommodation, incoming provider or restaurant to find out more, booking details and external websites.

Restaurant La Cusina, Venice

An exquisite menu for July 16 and the Redentore Festival while enjoying the splendid fireworks from the terrace. €450 all inclusive. Front row table with Grand Canal View for €50 supplement per person.

TO START WITH... GOURMET CANAPÉS RAW PRAWNS with almond milk sauce; WARM LEMONGRASS SOUP with sunflower seeds; FASSONA TARTARE with capers and tuna sauce
TO CONTINUE WITH... LOBSTER CATALAN with caramelized Tropea onion and lime gazpacho; STUFFED SQUID with sun dried tomato, cream of mint and peas; DURUM WHEAT FLOWER RISOTTO STYLE served with caviar and prawns; BIOLOGICAL VEAL FILLET with Norcia truffle, soft garlic potato and jackdaws; ELDER FLOWER SORBET with pink Franciacorta jelly; BERRY FRAGRANCE
AFTER MIDNIGHT... TRADITIONAL PASTA AND BEANS; “VENETIAN” STYLE DUCK; REFRESHING WATERMELON
WINE PAIRING: POMMERY NOIR SOAVE SUPERIORE “IL CASALE” 2014, VICENTINI; MONTEPULCIANO D'ABRUZZO 2010, MARINA CVETIC

Redeemer Night in Venice

Restaurant Club del Doge, Venice

Join the Redeemer's Feast Celebrations on July 16 with an exquisite 6 course Gala Dinner menu prepared by Chef Daniele Turco from locally sourced ingredients. €410 per person service and VAT included, wine excluded. Children between 4-10 years old are entitled to 50% discount on the gala dinner and a special menu.

STARTER ... COLD SHELLFISH CREME BRULÉE IN A CRISP WAFER CRUST with red shrimp tartare, confit lemon white mayonnaise and Recioto wine jelly
PASTA & SOUP ... SCORPIONFISH with delicately smoked Ricotta cheese, fennel cream and olives Basil; BASIL AND ZUCCHINI SOUP with paprika fried eel and sweet almond cream
FISH ... GRILLED SALTED CODFISH with Crescione cream, dried tomatoes, and toasted sweet garlic sauce
INTERMEZZO ... MELON AND MARSALA WINE SORBET
MEAT ... DUCK BREAST AND THIGH with red plum and vincotto sauce
DESSERT ... WHITE PEACH THREE WAYS AT MIDNIGHT
MELON AND WATERMELON

Ristorante Se•sto on Arno, Florence

A special dinner to celebrate San Giovanni, the patron saint of Florence, on 24 June 2016.

Your Executive Chef is Matteo Lorenzini.

STARTER of KING CRAB served with yogurt, green apple and Osetra caviar; FOIE GRAS TERRRINE with rhubarb and wild strawberries.

FIRST COURSE of PAPPARDELLE pasta with fillet of salamí and roasted octopus.

MAIN COURSE of VEAL FILLE seasoned with tomatoes and tarragon, chanterelles and roasted artichokes

PRE-DESSERT SURPRISE followed by DESSERT of PARIS-BREST WITH HAZELNUT CREAM

The fixed menu costs €195 per person with water, coffee, welcome cup and wine selected by the sommelier included

La Corte del Lupo, Nocera Umbra

2016 Cooking and Wine Vacation Packages

La Corte del Lupo is refined and eco-sustainable agriturismo accommodation in the heart of the Umbrian countryside. More precisely, the locality of Pertana near Nocera Umbra and the wonderfully green Monte Subasio Park only a few miles from Assisi. 3 exclusive stay packages have been developed for 2016 to introduce guests to the best the region offers combining cooking classes, wine tasting and thematic itineraries during the following periods: April to June and September to November.

The Cooking Class package is as follows: • 1 week in half board (beverages included) for 2 people in panoramic double room • 2 cooking classes as you make dinner at La Corte del Lupo Restaurant • recipes sharing • thematic Umbria itineraries based on the guests' personal interests (choose from culture, nature, food & wine, history, sport) : €990 all inclusive

Dante Alighieri Siena - Art & Cooking

4 day to 3 week Cooking Courses

Of the many day and shorter courses offere by by Art & Cooking, the culinary department of Dante Alighieri Siena, these longer courses are intended for those who have advanced interest but not necessarily advanced ability in cooking. The courses oversee culinary sessions at a professional level for different food areas. Participants will have time to visit vineyards, wine cellars, butcher’s shop and other retail and wholesale shops

Spring cuisine - April 11th 2016 - 2 weeks • Bread & dessert - May 16th 2016 - 1 week • Mediterranean Diet cuisine - July 11th 2016 - 2 weeks • Summer palate - August 22nd 2016 - 1 week • A journey through Italy - September 12th 2016 - 3 weeks • Xmas festivities - November 28th 2016 - 1 week

Grand Hotel Diana Majestic, Diano Marina

Grand Hotel Diana Majestic

EARLY BOOKING 2016 - 10%
Reduction of 10% on the prices for stays if booked before 15 June 2016. Book in advance your Holidays and Save! 

Villa Dama, Gubbio

Villa Dama farm

June Package - In the Kitchen with love

Suitable for 2 people and includes a night stay, breakfast (both sweet and savoury) and dinner made with organic food exclusively from the farm of Villa Dama. During your stay you can harvest fruit from the orchard and vegetables from the garden which will then become ingredients for dinner. Guests can also enjoy a guided tour on the 'agri-bus'. Cost is €170 per day for 2 people with special reduction for babies and children under 12 years old.

Be a Farmer for a Week, June & July

Discover the peace and healthiness of connecting with nature in a genuine working farm by participating in the daily activities of the agriturismo. The package includes • 5 nights half board with tasting menu comprising only organic products of the farm • visit of a cantina where the salami and cheeses are matured. The secrets of the ancient art of norcineria will be explained • visit of an organic vegetable garden of over a hectare in size to harvest the ingredients for the evening meal • tour of the farm in the agri-bus and enjoy a farmer's snack.  Price is €816 for two people excluding drinks.

Tasting Tours, Asti

Barolo wine cellar

Piedmont Deluxe Wine Tour - 18 to 22nd May 2016

This exclusive private wine tour is for a small group of 6-12 people and will take you to some of the best Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera d’Asti DOCG wine estates in Piemonte. It is proposed by Silvia Aprato who, as well as being a tour company owner and tour organizer, is also qualified sommelier. View a full run down of the itinerary here or contact Silvia directly, but highlights include.

• welcome dinner in Alba • visit of 2 outstanding Barolo producers, visit the cellars and enjoy a final wine tasting at each place. • stop in La Morra the town where Barolo, the king of wines' was first produced in the XIX century. • tour their beautiful century-old cellars of a highly-rated Barbera d’Asti producer • Alba market, Barbaresco & staste spumante of 'Underground Cathedrals' of Canelli • wine tasting at one of the most outstanding Barbaresco producers and cellars visit • farewell dinner at 1-Michelin restaurant.

Villa Cordevigo, Verona

Selected offers which can be booked directly with Villa Cordevigo,

Spring 2016 Offer - minimum stay 3 nights

• A warm welcome upon arrival or in your room • Overnight with a gourmet buffet breakfast served until 10,30 am • Internet Wi-Fi • Parking area • Entrance to Spa Essentia: use of our saunas, steam bath and sensory showers, tea and relaxation rooms, fitness room. • Minimum stay 3 nights

Restaurant Oseleta Experience

A charming escape in the countryside and hills of Veneto!

• Welcome drink at your arrival • A tasting Menu "First Love" for 2 people in our Restaurant Oseleta recently awarded with its first Michelin star (beverages excluded - closed on Mondays) • 1 night stay in double room, breakfast buffet included • Entrance to our new Spa Essentia: use of our saunas, steam bath and sensory showers, tea and relaxation rooms, fitness room.

L'Antico Forziere, Deruta

Umbria in Spring Special

For a minimum of 2 nights from March 29 to May 30th a stay at the L'Antico Forziere near Deruta the rate is €85,00 per room per day (€ 42,50 per person) instead €90,00. The price includes buffet breakfast, free WI-FI connection, service and taxes. 

Relais Il Falconiere, Cortona

Relais Il Falconiere restaurant, Cortona

SECRET ESCAPE

2 nights starting from €680 per couple in double room and includes: • 2 night in classic room • Breakfast buffet with possibility of room service without extra charge • Welcome aperitif with strawberries and sparkling wine • Free entrance to the Thesan Etruscan Spa for the “Aqua&Vapori” circuit (Hydro swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, cromo emotional shower, relax area) • 1 LUX RITUAL precious Romantic Ritual for the couples • 1 Gourmand dinner by candlelight with Baracchi’s wine selection

MASTER CHEF

A short but intensive gourmet experience with Silvia. Nothing more than local products and fantasy are the best ingredients for a very Tuscan meal! From €320 per person in a classic room and includes: • 1 Night In Classic Room • Buffet Breakfast • Free entrance to our Thesan Etruscan Spa • Cooking Class Followed By Dinner and Wines

GOURMET FESTIVAL 2016

Il Falconiere Restaurant of Relais & Chateaux Il Falconiere in Cortona is proposing the 2016 GOURMET FESTIVAL on 26 May 2016. This exclusive 'four-hands dinner' will be prepared by Chef Valeria Piccini of the 2 Michelin star Caino Restaurant of Montemerano and Chef owner of the 5 star Relais Il Falconiere Silvia Baracchi. The event will be a culinary journey through the regional specialties of Italy by two women joined by a deep passion for their lands: their cuisine is based on the culture of the ingredients as excellent materials for unique and tasty recipes.

WINE&WELLNESS

Unforgettable moments of pure indulgence and relax, the warm colours and the warm atmosphere os this enchated Tuscan season. 3 nights from €790 per person and includes: • 3 nights in Classic Double Room* • Buffet breakfast • Strawberries and sparkling Rosè to have the best from you arrival • 1 gourmet dinner in our 1 Michelin starred restaurant, with tasting of Baracchi wines • Access at the Thesan Etruscan Spa and Aqua & Vapori Circuit: sauna, steam room, chromo-emotional shower, vitality pool, relax area. • Wine guided visit of our vineyards and of winery located in the property • Wine-therapy and the luxurious Fufluns Rituales for the couple.

Hotel Le Ginestre, Vieste, Puglia

Weekend Wellness and Gastronomy  

This offer is valid every weekend in May and includes 1 night stay in a double room for two people with dinner the Saturday and buffet breakfast the Sunday, all from €179,00 per room. Also included is access to the Health and Beauty Center and indoor heated swimming pool. The price does not include massages and other treatments or any extras from the bar or restaurant. The package is not valid during Italian public holidays.

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