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In addition to his own vineyard and olive trees, Chef Claudio has an extensive vegetable garden where we grows produce for his cooking courses and to serve in his restaurant. Experience it for yourself on a Tuscan cooking vacation. Prices start at $2425 per person for the 4-night itinerary. #TIKtours #foodandtravel

Tuscan Cooking Vacation: Classica Tuscan Table at Villa Casagrande

Vinegar is key ingredient in this wonderful Filet with Aceto Balsamico from Chef Claudio.  #TIKTours #recipe  For 2 people: Lightly brown two beef tenderloin filets on both sides in a pan with olive oil and rosemary. Add 1 T of butter and 1/4 cup real balsamic vinegar (Aceto Balsamico DOP or Aceto Balsamico Tradizionale). As soon as the meat is cooked, remove from the pan and place in a serving dish. In the heated pan thicken the sauce with a roux made from butter and flour.

Tuscan Cooking Vacation: Classica Tuscan Table at Villa Casagrande

Take part in a wine tasting - with wines from Chef Claudio's private cellar - during A Classic Tuscan Table. #TIKtours #wine

Take part in a wine tasting - with wines from Chef Claudio's private cellar - during A Classic Tuscan Table.

Shop at the local market in Figline Valdarno, at least on Tuesdays, to get the best produce, such as these carciofi (artichokes). #food #market #Italy

Shop at the local market in Figline Valdarno, at least on Tuesdays, to get the best produce, such as these carciofi (artichokes).

The cheese course often occurs at the end of a meal when dining in Italy, and that goes for a deliciously big meal at Chef Claudio's restaurant in Tuscany too. #Italy #cheese

The cheese course often occurs at the end of a meal when dining in Italy, and that goes for a deliciously big meal at Chef Claudio's restaurant in Tuscany too.

Enjoy a recipe for Zuppa di farro e zucca gialla (Barley and Squash Soup) from our best-selling cooking vacation in Tuscany with Chef Claudio!

Enjoy a recipe for Zuppa di farro e zucca gialla (Barley and Squash Soup) from our best-selling cooking vacation in Tuscany with Chef Claudio!

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The beautiful Tuscan countryside is right outside Chef Claudio's doorstep, or your home during A Classic Tuscan Table with Chef Claudio. #TravelItaly #Tuscany #countryside

The beautiful Tuscan countryside is right outside Chef Claudio's doorstep, or your home during A Classic Tuscan Table with Chef Claudio.

"Water is for fish, and salad is for rabbits," according to Chef Claudio of our best-selling cooking vacation A Classic Tuscan Table.

Claudio poses on his beautiful Tuscan countryside property, which is located about 30 minutes from Florence.

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