Montespertoli is a beautiful town near Florence in the heart of Chianti.
It’s surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, that’s why is also called “the city of wine” (La città del Vino).
Furthermore, Montespertoli is a nice place were having dinner, but first of all lunch: yes! Sit at a table surrounded by country landscape, drinking a glass of good red Tuscan wine.
My company is Cuoche in Vacanza (Cooks for your Holiday) and we go all around Tuscany for 2 kinds of service:
Customers find us on Google or through some tour operators and contact us to go directly to their Holiday Homes in Tuscany.
Although Chianti is a very popular area and we often have many requests about our “food-services” over there, Montespertoli is a place where we’re going for only a couple of years.
When I started this job with my friend Lella, I couldn’t imagine the power of word of mouth even with customers coming from abroad.
A little at a time we became very popular among tourists coming to Montespertoli and we already have been there 6 times only this year.
All around Tuscany: in Terricciola, Montespertoli, Radda in Chianti…I have a farmer friend who sells his vegetables in season on the road.
Furthermore our customers in private Dinners and students in Cooking Classes often ask for fresh veggies based dishes.
That’s why this farmer friend became one of our company’s best suppliers. And that’s why we’re going to make fresh veggies pasta sauce when coming to these holiday locations.
Talking about fresh homemade pasta, we can’t mention Gnocchi, everyone likes them, and their flavor is really enhanced by extra virgin oil and fresh and seasonal veggies like asparagus!
Here in the Tuscan countryside the best season buying asparagus and zucchini flowers in late Spring!
Furthermore, you can have some gorgeous Gnocchi with this kind of sauce, which’s delicate but incredibly tasteful at the same time, maybe because of the parmesan cheese and the asparagus intense flavor.
You know that in Tuscany we have a lot of kinds of Gnocchi (click on the following links for the recipes):
Well enjoy making them because they’re fantastic with lots of sauces, but veggie ones are the best in my opinion.
Although Gnocchi are fantastic with Ragu meat Sauce,
here you can find the best sauces (apart from the one that I’m writing below is the recipe of this post, that’s my fav!):
The following sauce is perfect in Spring but is perfect with “Risotto” and all kinds of “short” pasta as well.
Do you have a particular sauce to recommend me trying for Gnocchi? What’s your fav sauce? Would you like to come in Tuscany and taking a cooking class? Want to know something more?
Contact US and we’ll answer you very quickly.
Eat fresh, eat seasonally. Buon Appetito!