Tuscany is a dream in autumn: infused with the scent of harvesting vineyards and vibrant truffle season recipes, yet still warm enough to dine al fresco. And come late November, Holiday markets light up Florence’s piazzas, with authentic German delicacies and twinkling lights. If you’re exploring new ways to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family this year, Tuscany holds an international culinary appeal that dreams are made of. Situated in the hills of Chianti, the aroma of harvesting grapes carries up to our villas and a Cuvée Thanksgiving spread is perfected by our beloved Tuscan Experience Curator, Francesco, who skillfully gathers regional goods from local artisans and markets, including the property’s own garden for an Italian-inspired authentic Thanksgiving feast.
Below, Tuscan-sourced Thanksgiving experiences from our villas in Chianti Classico.
Farm-to-Table Thanksgiving Feast
Experience the magic of Tuscany’s deep-rooted culinary heritage with a farm-to-table feast prepared by Cuvée’s hands-on chef. The menu comes highly-personalized to every guest’s taste, most often highlighting fresh herbs and local produce, paired with the region’s most exquisite wines. Look to your chef to create the authentic culinary masterpiece your taste buds are craving!
Taste Truffle Season
For over 50 years the celebration of gourmet white truffles is the best time of the year to taste traditional recipes using the region’s “crown jewels”. In the charming town of San Miniato, this special annual festival inspires tourists and locals alike to participate in truffle hunting, tastings and pairings, and buying traditional Tuscan products from the open-air market stalls.
Sommelier for the Day
We’ve fallen in love with Torciano’s deep Italian heritage and Tuscan luxury. In this special wine and culinary experience, Pierluigi Giachi, the charismatic owner of Torciano wines, comes to the Farmhouse for an intimate tasting of his 10 favorite wines and library reserves. With the best wine tidbits, Giachi will have you feeling like a sommelier in no time.
Cook with a Michelin-Star Chef
Michelin-star chef Roberto Rossi from the iconic “Il Silene” restaurant will show you the magic of Tuscany’s deep-rooted culinary heritage. In the comfort of the Cuvée farmhouse, learn what it takes to become a world-renowned chef: interact with the chef in the kitchen during preparation, and watch his skill in action.