To be a Private chef in Tuscany means meeting a lot of people from all around the world.
Our customers usually contact us from abroad, just filling our CONTACT FORM.
They inform us about their wishes for a dinner or a party with family and friends, we send them our “Private Chef in Tuscany” Menus and that’s it.
We do the shopping (following the seasons and local produce only) and we drive till their vacations Villa in Tuscany or apartment.
If, on the other hand, you prefer to take a tour while you’re in Tuscany, you can come and visit us at my Cooking School near Lucca which is also a beautiful bed and breakfast: Dolce Vita Cooking School and B&B
The whole menu is made on the spot
Once arrived we take a look at the holiday home and immediately start cooking. Everything is made on the spot, from the starters to dessert. This is a high-quality guarantee because we make every dish from scratch.
If you ask for pasta with pesto sauce for example we’ll prepare fresh handmade pasta and pesto with the leaves of fresh basil (often from my garden), toasted pine nuts (from pinewood of San Rossore), fresh Pecorino Romano, and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.
Any way to be a Private Chef in Tuscany means living in a land rich in various aromas and flavors. Each landscape can be reached just a few kilometers away. For example, from my home (near Pisa):
Hills: I live in the Pisan hills
Mountains: Abetone 70 kilometers away
Thermals: Le Terme di san Giuliano 2 kilometers away
Seaside: the best beaches near Pisa 5-10 kilometers away.
Seafood recipes from a Chef in Tuscany
Actually, about the sea and seafood in Tuscany, there’s a lot to say. There’s no pollution and many beaches awarded the blue flag.
That’s why I often cook seafood for my guests. In fact, I’m sure about the provenience of fish and quality as well. A private chef in Tuscany knows what are the best ingredients of this region and the sea is always a great resource.
King Prawns for example are very popular here in Tuscany and the best where I live come from the seaside town of Viareggio.
Private Chef in Tuscany: Pistachios King Prawns
Fresh and quality ingredients mean fantastic recipes.
These pistachios king prawns are a very elegant main course. Added to this it’s a very easy and quick dish.
You’re going to impress your guests because of its texture and beauty. It’s one of the most appreciated main courses, above all from our USA and NORWAY customers.
Chopped pistachios and bread crumbles give this dish a gorgeous crispness. Furthermore, the softness of prawns is the perfect contrast that a private chef in Tuscany often is looking for.
If you accompany it with a fluffy mayonnaise sauce, you can be sure to taste them in the best way.
So my friends, while on vacation in Tuscany, CALL US! We’ll come directly to your villas holiday and cook a fantastic private dinner for you and your family. And why not…the following pistachios king prawns recipe.
Otherwise, follow this blog and be sure you’ll find all the easy and typical Italian recipes. The same that we prepare for our customers on holiday in Tuscany.
Other recipes from the Tuscan sea:
What do you think about hiring a Private Chef while on holiday in Tuscany?
What’s the added value of this private service for you?
Is there a particular Italian dish you would like to have the recipe for?
Just ask me and I’ll send it quickly.