I just came back from one of my Italian trips. Many reasons took me there and all of them led me to Tuscany.
1. Menu and Wine Tasting and Suggestion
Our American Bride-to-be, Emily, is going to marry an Italian guy. She is not very familiar with the Italian cuisine, even if she loves it. The day of their Wedding, she wishes to impress both American and Italian guests with the fabulous wedding atmosphere we are creating for them, but, moreover, offering them the best culinary experience they have ever had. She asked for my help, and I have been glad to help her make the best menu selection. We flew from USA to Tuscany for an unforgettable menu tasting in one of our favorite family owned wedding venues, surrounded by lovely people and by a breathtaking landscape. We both agreed that the best dish we tasted was handmade Pici (a traditional Tuscan pasta) with wild boar ragù. After a fun wine tasting together, Emily chose, for her wedding reception, a full-bodied, red wine, directly produced by the venue owners. I am not going to reveal the other choices she made for their wedding menu.
2. San Gimignano
The next day, we spent a lovely time together in San Gimignano, admiring the original "Twin Towers" and the beauties of the surrounding areas.