2014 June 28, we started the day visiting the new “Cantina Antinori”, located in Bargino (between Firenze and Tavarnelle), i don’t want talk about this, but if you have the possibility, go to visit this wonderful place.
After visiting the Cantina Antinori, we went to lunch to Ristorante Cortefreda, located in Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. The restaurant is a part of “Borgo Cortefreda”, agriturismo of high value who can give you the possibility to spend a fantastic holiday in relax. Anyway, let’s talk about the lunch!
The table where we eat was in the garden under a pergola. We started the lunch with some appetizers: Carpaccio di manzo al tartufo (beef carpaccio with truffle), formaggio fritto con tartufo (fried cheese with truffle) and other truffle speciality … just one word: FANTASTIC.
After this, someone took pasta with truffle and someone (including myself) filetto di manzo con tartufo (beef fillet with truffle). Yes it’s true, we eat a lot of truffle, but it was recommended by the chef!
To end the lunch we took a dessert, who was good as the rest!
You will be asking: you didn’t drink anything? yes we drank and we drank 4 super bottles of Super Tuscan wine. I must say that into the restaurant there is a small wine cellar full of good bottles of wine and where I suggest you to eat and celebrate lovely time (birthday, anniversary) for a few people with a personal service!
Beyond the red wine, at the end we tasted Cognac and Moscato, drank with the dessert. The cognac was very good.
We spent 3 hours around the table, first because the foods and wines was good…all in an amazing place! i have to spend special and truly words for the waiter who served us, very professional and ready to explain all of the dishes and match them with great wine!
At the end, i want to thank Max (the restaurant manager) for accomodation!!, He is a very kind, who manages his team at the best!!
The report cards of the pioneer of taste:
Quality of food: 9.5
Quantity of food: 7
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