In our 300 years old stoned house, hidden among olive trees and wineyards you can find the secret of the much-desired “la dolce vita” and tastes which Italy owes its glorious culinary reputation to. Cooking school under the Tuscan skies will be as... playful, tasty, light and heady as Chianti which they drink here instead of water. Enjoy the life, spare no expense on good food, and don’t forget to slow down and relax.. We meet at a local coffee shop Bar Italia, have a nice cup of cappuccino on a lovely square and after this we make a small shopping. At our stoned house with a wonderful views we prepare a seasonal 3-course menu and will taste wines from local wineries. What a day :)
Martin Záhumenský is a cook in heart and soul. The former pupil of Gordon Ramsey worked in London’s renowned Michelin-starred restaurants for over 10 years. He has cooked for people like Rihanna, the Beckhams, Tom Hanks and Tom Cruise, and he even won the UK “Game Chef of the Year 2015”. In his homeland, Slovakia, he was a juror in the “Masterchef” TV show. However, his heart pulled him to rural Tuscany, where he lives with his fiancée. There, his work and passion turned into a lifestyle. It was in Tuscany where he returned to the roots of cooking.
Local seasonal food Up to your food allergies we can also prepare a gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, seafood or vegan…
Delicious local wines Also non alhoholic option- water, juices, coffee or tea
A few miles south of Florence, in the acclaimed wine-growing region of Chianti, near to a lovely village of Mercatale in Val di Pesa.
Authentic cooking under the tuscan sun