Paul will demonstrate the preparation, serving, and consuming of four individual courses, representative of a typical meal enjoyed at a restaurant in Tuscany. The four-course meal has been created based on fond memories of meals he and his family enjoyed in Siena – especially at their favorite osteria “La Taverna di San Giuseppe”.

Some of the ingredients, if made the traditional way could take hours to prepare, or can only be sourced in Italy, so Paul has substituted similar products available to us at our local markets.

The results, he assures us, will be comparable (minus, of course, the charm of dining in a thousand-year-old buca in Siena) and will be overcompensated by the thrill of preparing an authentic Tuscan meal ourselves – in our own home.

He has prepared a shopping list of all the ingredients needed to be purchased by the participant(s) as well as suggested wines to pair with each course. The wines are optional – but that’s half the fun! You will receive detailed recipes in advance so that you will know what to expect, and he will also provide suggestions of steps to do in advance (to speed the preparation process, and allow more time for drinking wine).

Basic preparation time should be close to 1 ½ hours. We should have time to enjoy the fruits of our labors and keep the whole experience under 2 hours.

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Antipasto (Appetizer)

Crostini Toscana (toasts topped with cannellini beans and tomato)

Primo Piatto (first plate)

Pappardelle al Cinghiale (Noodles with wild boar -we'll use pork -ragu)

Secundo Piatto (second plate)

Scaloppine alla Fiorentina (veal cutlet with ham and spinach)

Dolci (dessert)

Pere in Camicia con Marscapone (wine-poached pear with marscapone)

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Optional Wine Package can be purchased seperately from BIN ENDS

Wine Flight Three Pack(1 Bottle of Each Wine) $28.00 SAVE 30%

N/V Valdo Marca Oro Prosecco DOC Brut Market Price $12.00 Crisp and fruity on the palate, with well-balanced structure and a lovely, aromatic fruitiness. Perfect with seafood, or as an aperitif.

2019 Falchini Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG Market Price $16.00 Here is an old favorite from the town of San Gimignano in the heart of Tuscany. Light straw yellow in color, the bouquet has a light aroma of green apple; the palate is fresh, dry, fruity and elegant.

2017 Familigia Grati Chianti ‘Organic’ DOCG Market Price: $12.00 Classic Chianti with aromas of cherries, black olive tapenade, and fennel. Consistent flavors to the palate. This is a classic match for pizza, red sauces, mild sheep cheeses and grilled meats.

Please use the following link to order the wine flight from BIN ENDS:

Order online via the BIN ENDS website