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.

Highlights:

  • 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!)

Additional Notes:

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.

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