We cook together, slowly at the same time that we chat and taste wine, cheese and our work - all the while listening to a wide selection of music that can go from bossa nova, tangos or Neapolitan underground, to whatever the evening whispers... We'll try two or three different local wines paired with food. In the garden and surrounding fields, depending on the season, we'll look for herbs to cook with and branches and flowers to dress the dining table.
We'll be immersed in the Florentine hills landscape, in the outskirts of Impruneta, a small village on the Chianti Classico border renowned for its beautiful square and church, which has been a point of pilgrimage for centuries, and its terracotta pots and sculptures.
We love cooking with local seasonal organic & biodynamic products using old traditional Italian recipes, some times taking them a step beyond with our own experience, as well as new recipes with what grows locally. Some times my cook friend Momi will join us. Jo's partner owns a shop www.Solmeo.it selling organic and biodynamic products by local farms; we just use their high quality products. In summer we'll eat under the grape pergola with a view over the valley, olive groves and woods. From mid-Sep the weather won't allow dinner nor aperitivo outdoors.