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REAL TASTE OF TUSCANY EXPERIENCES, Friday 30th of January 2015, 7.30-11 pm at the Red Feltrinelli Bookstore in Piazza Repubblica in Florence


Friday, January 30th

7.30 pm-11 pm at the Red Feltrinelli  in Repubblica Square in Florence

This is the third event dedicated to the Real Taste of Tuscany Experiences, an experience offered by our authentic Tuscan producers who share with us their secrets through live demonstrations, stories, combined with a dinner created by Luigi Balzano, chef of the Red, exclusively using their products.


For this special evening, excellent white and red wine producers, the most creative chili peppers producer, the unique butcher Simone Fracassi and a real and genuine farmer from the South of Tuscany are available to share with us their culinary skills and, very important, to give us some tips on how to use their secrets at home to try to replicate their dishes and their special recipes.

A true immersion into a unique experience, in short, a genuine Real Taste of Tuscany Experience!


The Experience is reserved for 60 people - cost € 30 per person and includes  

aperitif, live demonstrations and stories about their products offered by the producers and full dinner.  

The evening starts at 7.30 pm with a drink and some specialties at the bar of the Red:

- A taste of the specialties of Simone Fracassi Butcher of Rassina:

soprassata, seasoned sausage, finocchiona, ‘black’ sauce of Chianina with toasted Tuscan bread

- Habanero Chocolate of Peperita in Bibbona on toasted bread

- Eggplant in oil, red cabbage in oil and red onion jam of Bartoli farmhouse in Pian d'Alma

- Wine Corner dedicated to the IGT Argena red wines of various vintages 2000-2005 of Tenuta Il Santo in Trequanda

plus a White Vermentino wine of Maremma of Bartoli farmhouse in Pian d'Alma


During the evening:

The history of the chili Pepper by Rita Salvadori, la Peperita, perfect for appetizers, pasta, main courses and desserts!

Only vegetables and fruits in season thanks to Loriano Bartoli

The Tartare of Chianina Meat at home, thanks to the precious advices and a live show of Simone Fracassi butcher 

A noble wine with a unique soul made only with ancient vineyards by Ascanio Orlandini wine producer


A beautiful dinner will complete the event, created by the chef of the Red Luigi Balzano made with the products of the producers:

First Course - Risotto with Leeks of Bartoli farmhouse with the Erotic Chili of Peperita

Main Course – Tartare of Chianina Meat by Simone Fracassi butcher with Fennels in oil of Bartoli farmhouse – to be accompanied also with chili flakes of Peperita

Dessert: Cream of Fresh Ricotta with Erotic Chili Jam with Saffron of Peperita

Wines of the dinner: Igt Argena Red Wines of various vintages 2000-2005 of Tenuta Il Santo in Trequanda (Siena)

Coffee, offered by the Red


The stars of the evening

SIMONE FRACASSI BUTCHER - Piazza Mazzini 24, Castel Focognano, Rassina (Arezzo) * Meat & Ham

PEPERITA by Rita Salvadori - Podere i Doccioni, Calcinaiola, Bibbona (Livorno) * Peppers and Chili Peppers

BARTOLI FARM by Loriano Bartoli - Pian d'Alma, Scarlino (Gr) * Fresh Vegetables, Vegetables in oil and Jams

TENUTA IL SANTO by Ascanio Orlandini Wine Maker - Il Santo, Trequanda, Siena * Red Wine


And…after the dessert, a unique Real Taste of Tuscany Kit with only the products of our partners will be given as a gift to someone who shares with us the evening, thanks to a Real Taste Lottery!


For each subscription you will receive the Real Taste of Tuscany Fan Card that guarantees discounts and info on our upcoming events, beginning from the Real Taste Deep Experiences reserved only for 15 people, unique meetings with only 1 producer, to explore with him, thanks to his knowledge, the recipes of traditional Tuscan cuisine and its secrets. Otherwise you can take part to the Real Taste Easy Experiences, for many people, only high quality products, but only for a cheep price!         from February 2015…


Remember that after the event, you can purchase the products of our Real Taste of Tuscany Producers, tested during the evening at the Red, through our Ecommerce web site -


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