Friday, December 15, 2017

Grape Tours Christmas lunch at stunning Villa Calcinaia

I couldn't have been more thrilled when Count (yes, seriously, he's a count!) Sebastiano came up with the idea of hosting our Grape Tours Florence team for a Christmas lunch. We're a pretty big number when you start adding spouses and kids, so when suddenly the prospect of being inside the historical Villa Calcinaia, it was just perfect. Most of us even managed to come, I was a little skeptical as all our super active guides are always either working (ha, ha!) or ever curiously traveling around the world.

So I'll share with you some pictures from our lovely get together last weekend, perhaps you'll get a few ideas for a Xmas lunch yourselves :)

Antipasti - mixed appetizers

 Home made wild boar lasagne - yum

 Crumble with gelato

Mammolo is a local variety usually used for blending - here it is made into a very fresh plummy single variety wine. 

And then we had a try of some CA wine - not too bad ;)

l'ABC made in joint venture by one of the members of our Grape team

 Count Sebastiano who put villa and food to our event :)))

Picture of almost all except self and some who didn't want to be mortified...

 Self in the Vinsantaia room - with a bottle of the lovely Villa Calcinaia wines - one of the wineries you could visit with Grape Tours in Chianti Classico.