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Taste Tuscany, Montalcino - opiniones y fotos

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5.0
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GardenTraveler12
San Francisco, CA13 aportes
We spent 2 weeks in Tuscany and this was our highlight BY FAR!
oct de 2019
We found Lesley on Tripadvisor given the amazing reviews and we're so glad we did. The entire experience was a 10/10. Here is my breakdown:

Timeliness: we pulled into the parking lot to meet Lesley and she was already there waiting for us. The drive was very simple and only 10 mins away from the parking lot where we met her.

Quality of the cooking class: The class was led by Lesley and a local Italian woman who was absolutely wonderful. All ingredients were of great quality and the wine was amazing.

Caring/Kind: They were generous with their time and were slow to explain things to us.

It was well worth the money and now we know how to make Tarts, Pici Pasta, Tiramisu, etc.

CANNOT WAIT TO GO BACK AGAIN.
Escrita el 21 de octubre de 2019
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Wow! Great review. Thanks so much. It was interesting to get your feedback at the time too and I will definitely be putting a couple of your ideas into motion for next season. If you do come back this way it will be an absolute pleasure to host you both again .. or maybe we'll see you on that side of the pond before too long!
Escrita el 26 de octubre de 2019
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DD P
Fairfax County, VA5 aportes
Fantastic experience! Worth the time and money.
sep de 2019
Our first trip to Tuscany and my husband and I wanted to experience "real" Tuscany. What a find (via Trip Advisor reviews) to book a day of cooking with Lesly and her sweet Italian nonna! Lesly is responsive, attentive, had wonderful attention to detail and was a delight from start to finish....we will definitely be back!
Our menu choices included goat cheese and onion tart, lasagna with meat ragu, chicken cacciatore, caprese salad and crostata. Each dish was better than the one before and the wines Lesly paired with them were some of the best we had during our entire trip.
She taught us so much about how to layer flavors, take your time and enjoy the whole cooking experience. AND trust me when I say....you have NEVER had lasagna that tastes like this! It is made with bechamel sauce rather than ricotta. An absolute delight and highlight of our entire Italian experience!
Escrita el 27 de septiembre de 2019
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Thank you so much for such a glowing review. It was an absolute pleasure to spend time with you both and I hope you enjoy making the dishes again when you're back home. You'll maybe never make lasagna with ricotta again :)
Escrita el 3 de octubre de 2019
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GM-FLA
Fort Lauderdale, FL169 aportes
ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TRIP
jul de 2019 • Pareja
This was the best cooking class EVER!!! My wife and I were treated to the hospitality and cooking expertise of Lesley---and it was a day to remember. The "hands on" experience of making real lasagna noodles, biscotti, and so many other "real" Italian dishes is something that we will never forget. Thank you Lesley for everything---this is a MUST VISIT opportunity for anyone in Tuscany---three hours of pure fun!
Escrita el 18 de julio de 2019
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So lovely to have this kind of feedback. Thank you so much for being such great participants. It was such a pleasure to work with you.
Escrita el 23 de julio de 2019
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Audrey9398
Chelmsford MA18 aportes
Fabulous time!!
jun de 2019 • Pareja
My husband and I, along with a couple of friend just attends Lesley’s cooking class last week. We had a fantastic time. She and her assistance, Paola, we fantastic. We had so much fun and the food was out of this world. We can not wait to get home and try out the recipes they taught us with our family and friends. The class fun, educational and interactive. One of the highlights of our trip. I would thoroughly recommend this class.
Escrita el 4 de julio de 2019
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Hi Audrey. I appreciate you taking the time to review the class and so glad you all enjoyed it so much. Happy cooking when you get home! Lesley
Escrita el 5 de julio de 2019
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Alison D
San Francisco, CA7 aportes
Special part of our trip!
jun de 2019 • Pareja
We took this class as part of our honeymoon, and really enjoyed the whole experience. We contacted Lesley last minute during our trip to Tuscany and she responded quickly, was easy to work with and got us in for the day we requested. We were able to select our entire menu which was great. The experience feels very authentic as you go to her charming house and cook in her kitchen, with an Italian Nonna as your instructor! The Nonna working with Lesley spoke very little english but we were able to figure out almost everything, and Lesley was right there to translate when we couldn't. We learned new recipes as well as new techniques. Most importantly, we made gnocchi for the first time and it turned out great! We came home with a recipe book and can't wait to try them.
Escrita el 30 de junio de 2019
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Hi Alison. Thank you so much for taking the time to review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the class and look forward to seeing photos of the gnocchi when you remake it at home! Take care. Lesley
Escrita el 1 de julio de 2019
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jewelSLC
Salt Lake City Utah20 aportes
Dreamy Day with Wonderful Food, Wine and People!!!!
may de 2019 • Amigos
I have know Lesley now for over 10 years. Every time I get the chance to visit Italy I always plan travel though the Montalcino area so we can enjoy her cooking class. Lesley is a wonderful host and has provided many wonderful experiences. Most recently we were in a private class of 3. We spent time with Lesley and Paula learning the techniques and tips of food from the wonderful region. Lesley provides you with all the recipes prepared in a folder to be recreated back at home. After a morning of cooking we enjoyed wine paired with the delicious food out on the patio overlooking the beautiful countryside. Thank you Lesley for yet another wonderful experience!
Escrita el 22 de mayo de 2019
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I am very lucky to have a job that I enjoy, where I meet so many lovely people and this group was no exception. One of my favorite people back again with two fantastic friends. I hope that they all come back again soon!
Escrita el 24 de mayo de 2019
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ohdonnaoh
Mountain View, CA1,168 aportes
The highlight of our Tuscan Trip
abr de 2019 • Familia
Having a rainy day with little ones on a Tuscan trip leaves you scrambling for options. Luckily we found Lesley on TA and she was able to rearrange her schedule to accommodate us.
From the moment we arrived we felt completely at home. Actually even before we arrived, from selecting the menu to having Lesley meet us by car so we could follow her to her little Haven of a home in the hillside, we were already family. My little girls (5.5 & 2.5) were completely included in the process and when they needed a break, they had ample toys and coloring to keep them entertained.

We made a delicious Tuscan Liver pate crostini, ravioli stuffed with pears and pecorino, a pork roll wrapped in pancetta with a side of garden peas and pancetta and with most delicious tiramisu I ever had for dessert. We had as much fun cooking as we did eating. The lovely Nonna Lizenna accompanied us with her nimble, loving hands.

We washed down the sumptuous lunch with copious amounts of wine and a lovely conversation. We could not have asked for a more perfect day!! My girls didn't want to leave at the end, that says it all!! Thanks Lesley, we miss you already!
Escrita el 4 de abril de 2019
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Thanks so much for taking the time to review and doing it so quickly! For my part I couldn't have had a nicer family come to cook! It's always fun working with youngsters but to have such young girls participate so much and so eagerly was extra special. It was an absolute pleasure to work with you and your wonderful family. You've set the bar high right at the start of the season! Have a wonderful holiday and I hope we cross paths again some time in the future. Lesley
Escrita el 6 de abril de 2019
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sharlan
Royal Oak, MI28 aportes
An experience you can re-live with your friends at home
oct de 2018 • Pareja
The four of us spent a day in Lesley's charming country kitchen. Under her guidance and that of a local nonna we made pate with crostini, pici pasta with pesto and pan roasted tomatoes, pork tenderloin "incrosta," green beans in balsamic vinaigrette and a custard torte. We ate our meal, with suitable wine pairings, on her shady back porch overlooking sun-drenched autumn fields. We have served this meal twice, with rave reviews. When we talk about our vacation, people are lukewarm about what we saw but love the story of this experience, especially at the dinner table! Lesley was a meticulous planner and host, communicating thoroughly with us at every step of the way.
Escrita el 21 de enero de 2019
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Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with Taste Tuscany. It's always much appreciated. And I love hearing that you've remade the meal again at home! All the best. Lesley
Escrita el 23 de enero de 2019
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Matt D
9 aportes
Delicious....
oct de 2018 • Pareja
My wife and I decided last minute to sign up for Taste Tuscany on our honeymoon. Lesley was very accommodating in helping ensure we found the place without any issues. We got to select our own menu in advance, and prepared a four course meal ourselves with the guidance of Lesley and a local Italian chef. The food was amazing and decided to pair our meals with a glass of wine, which we would recommend for the additional cost. Overall slightly expensive, but a fantastic experience that we would recommend for other travelers.
Escrita el 20 de octubre de 2018
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Thanks Matt for taking the time to write a review. It's always much appreciated. I'm really glad you enjoyed the experience. Just to clarify the extra for the wine tasting is 100% the cost of the extra wine (bear in mind that just the Brunello alone costs between 35 and 40 euros). Being in one of the best wine regions of Italy we like to offer the chance to taste some of the top wines but obviously it's at an additional cost. Cooking Class prices otherwise haven't changed in ten years. Thanks again for reviewing us and all the best. Lesley
Escrita el 23 de noviembre de 2018
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Bruce K
Saint Louis, MO96 aportes
Well Worth Your Time and Your Money
sep de 2018 • Pareja
My wife was really looking forward to a genuine cooking experience in Tuscany. We found Lesley's website a day or so ahead of time and I crossed my fingers and made a reservation without much research. We were SO pleasantly surprised. I can't imagine a more interesting, pleasant, enjoyable, and educational experience than the one we had. Lesley and her assistant, Paola, were utterly engaging and fun.

Lesley's home was the perfect venue for the class and, as we were the only two participating that day, we had them all to ourselves. Paola, despite speaking only Italian, was absolutely patient, delightful and kind. Lesley answered all our questions, made sure we were substantially engaged in all the preparation, then sat down with us after everything was prepared for a fabulous, leisurely lunch and even better conversation.

Thank you, Lesley, for opening up your home to a couple of strangers and making us feel like honored guests and familiar friends. Our time with you was one of the highlights of a two-week journey around Europe. My wife was absolutely satisfied with the class and we already have plans to re-create the meal for an Italian couple we'll be entertaining soon. On our next trip, we'll bring good friends and do it again.

Bellissimo!!
Escrita el 3 de octubre de 2018
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Hello Bruce Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We're always happy to have such enthusiastic and friendly people in our kitchen and we would absolutely love it if you came back! Best regards Lesley
Escrita el 7 de octubre de 2018
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