Progressive Tuscan and Florentine Dinner Crawl
Start your vacation right in Florence with a small-group (8 max) progressive dinner crawl. Italian aperitivo, fresh handmade pasta, sommelier selected wine, social feasting on Florence's famous steak (bistecca fiorentina) and artisan gelato- this is Florence's true movable feast. Progressively dine through local-approved restaurants in one night, adding up to 4 leisurely stops with casual sightseeing in between guided tastings. This unique dinner crawl is led by our team of curated culinary wine experts in small-groups as to provide an authentic, fun & social experience (and never sticking out as a large tourist group). You'll gain an in-depth taste into the culinary repertoire of Florence and Tuscany with top notch wine to match. Only high quality, non-touristy venues are selected and are frequented by locals in the know. Perfect for food loving travelers who have a limited time in Florence! Indulge in a social eating experience under 5 star care at the city's most cherished restaurants.
All stops developed, reviewed & approved by local food writer & critic, Coral Sisk
Tours led by a curated team of experts (food writers, sommeliers, culinary instructors, etc)
Small group experience in exclusive locales, never rushed
4 stops and freshly prepared courses: each at a difference venue with unique character
Dashes of iconic landmarks and neighborhood strolling in-between
Italian Aperitivo kick-off*
Traditional Pasta Tasting: ravioli, pici and more with wine*
Feast on the illustrious Florentine Steak/Bistecca Fiorentina, discover what is "Chianina" (wine included)
Learn about Florence (and Tuscany's) culinary landscape
End with wholly artisanal gelato
Start time: 5:30pm Days: Mon-Thurs and Sun (Fri & Sat are available with a cost supplement) Duration: 3.5/4 hrs Inclusions: All food stops listed (4: Italian aperitivo kick-off, pasta tasting, Florentine steak with traditional sides, gelato) alcoholic beverages at each dining stop, cover charges and knowledgeable, friendly bilingual guide. Group Cost: $130 (equating €105) per person Private Cost: Please Inquire. Cost depends on group size and request. Not included: Travel insurance, transport, gratuities, additional wine and trip cancellation insurance. Optional Add-Ons: Fine wine pairings- ideal for wine enthusiasts, cost of bottle(s) to be paid separately during the tour
* For those who prefer to avoid cocktails, you can substitute a glass of wine. Light snacks traditional to Italian Aperitivo will be included (i.e. farmstead cheeses/meats and savory finger foods.) Pasta type included on the tour will depend on season and chef's selection.
REQUESTS FOR THE HOLIDAY PERIOD (DECEMBER 24th, 25th 26th, and JANUARY 1ST)
*FOR CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY AND DECEMBER 26th 2018 we have a special holiday-themed Dinner Crawl- more details in this announcement! (which also note the variations from the regularly listed dinner crawl inclusions)
How to book the HOLIDAY DINNER Crawl: Book as normal via “Book Group Experience” and there will be a premium ticket cost for this specialty holiday crawl with unique inclusions. Please note there will be modifications which are detailed in the announcement linked above and by booking/participating you agree to the special format and extra cost.)
The supplement will cover both premium rates to our guides plus a special menu (i.e. sparkling wine, family-style roasted meats with robust red wines, holiday special pastas and panettone desserts, etc) The cost supplement will depend on the date requested.
*If you are interested in a food & drink crawl on New Year’s Eve, we will be offering our Aperitivo Tour (mostly bubbles and small bites/plates and dessert!)
We can accommodate virtually any food lifestyle. Just let us know how we can help. If you would like to start later or earlier than the times listed OR have a party larger than 6, please send us an inquiry via REQUEST PRIVATE EXPERIENCE. We process all payments in USD plus online merchant/ticketing fees, but provide estimate EU equivalents for comparison purposes. The dinner crawl requires a minimum of 3 participants in order to include the family-style steak experience (it weighs a minimum 1 kilo!) and in the rare case in which our minimum is not met we will contact you with alternative options (i.e. meat substitution, reschedule, etc) with ample notice.