Cooking in Cortona
We had the most marvelous night, cooking with the lovely Eleonora. She was so patient with us, helped us understand the proper technique for all we cooked and helped us to cook a fabulous meal. It was a great bonding experience for our group of friends and ended with one of our best meals ever!
Vicky Rizzardo - Jul 02, 2016
My 50th - A Tuscan Treat
Last weekend I had my 50th birthday at the Cignella Estate in Trequanda. I was recommended to use Alessandro by a friend and he was terrific. The canapes for the reception were delicious and then came a sumptuous 6 course meal which was beautifully prepared. The birthday cake to end the meal was delicious too and fortunately had only one candle! Congratulations and thank you Alessandro.
John Frederick - Jun 10, 2016
During our New Year\'s Eve holiday in a Tuscan villa we had the chance to taste two delightful dinners prepared by Alessandro. We had the first dinner delivered at home on the first day, and a full service dinner, prepared and cooked at home, the following day. In both cases the food was delicious! In particular, it was wonderful to have Alessandro and his assistant taking care of everything in our warm and comfortable place while outside it was cold and raining! We were 10 adults and 9 children and this solution was just perfect for us. Thanks to Alessandro we also got in touch with a masseuse that made our vacation even more relaxing. You made everything perfect! Thanks a lot!
Isabella Merlo - Jan 08, 2016
Tuscan Adventure in Cooking
Alessandro came to the converted monastery where we were staying. He selected a marvelous menu, was organized and knowledgeable and a true pleasure to work with. He was the tutor and we were his students. The resulting masterpiece was a bountiful, sumptuous dinner with a great chef and a memorable enchanting evening. Thanks.
Anne McGown - Nov 30, 2015
Hostess Assistant, Trips for Knitters
We look forward to Alessandro\'s cooking whenever we are in Montisi. He and his staff are consistently amazing in preparation, presentation and clean-up. His cooking classes leave you feeling like a pro. Our guests gave him rave reviews.
Claudia Edam - Nov 24, 2015
Alessandro prepared many meals for us, each one with care and attention to detail and flavored. The food is amazing and always a favorite during our stay. He is organized, punctual, communicative and easy to work with, making any meal or cooking class perfect and delicious.
Susan wolcott - Nov 18, 2015
Alessandro joined us twice while staying in Trequanda. His pleasant manner, patient teaching and cooking skills, along with delicious recipes, made for memorable evenings for the 12 of us! We are delighted to have copies of his recipes. Highly recommend!
S. Sheppard - Oct 01, 2015
Almost a pasta maker
Had Alessandro to our villa for a cooking class / dinner arranged by the villa owner. Had such a great time and the food was wonderful. Alessandro was so knowledgable and patient helping us to fine tune some techniques. Had such a good time and wished we had him booked for another few nights. Do not hesitate to book him while in Tuscany!!!
Amanda Kotzer - Sep 29, 2015
Outstanding in every way!
We hired Alessandro for three separate events and each one was great. We were staying at a villa in Trequanda with our family and had 10 people including us there. I communicated with him through email to plan each event. He was responsive and very helpful in with planning these events. First we had Alessandro prepare a dinner we could heat up for our arrival day. It was easy, had simple directions and was delicious. The next event was a catered dinner for several celebrations we were recognizing. He and his assistant were so gracious and efficient. The table was beautiful and the food was once again delicious. The third event was a cooking class. He had to manage 10 of us!! He was outstanding! He was patient, kind and supportive giving great instruction and made us feel so accomplished in our endeavor! If I could I would have brought him home with me!!
Jennifer Alterman - Aug 28, 2015
Review for dinner and cooking classes.
We had an amazing time with Alessandro in his cooking class. He is very personal and makes the class so enjoyable. The food is wonderful. He is an excellent cook as he cooked for us one night also while we vacationed at our villa. Not only does he present a wonderful meal but he cleans up as if he was never there. I would highly recommend Alessandro to cook for you while you are on vacation or take his cooking class because it is enjoyable and the results are also delicious. Thank you Alessandro. Karen Turner
Karen Turner - May 20, 2015