Tony and Olivia visit this small family-run vineyard, which has recently won international awards.
Via Montagliari, 32 50020 Panzano in Chianti - Firenze, Italy
Piazza Bucciarelli 47, 50020, Panzano in Chianti (Florence), Italy
Owner Roberta gives Tony and Oliva a lardo preparation lesson in her centuries-old larderia. They eat some lardo on bread. It's the famous lardo di Colonnata (lard seasoned with herbs).
Piazza Palestro, 2-5403 Colonnata
Fattoria Corzano e Paterno
After a brief visit to see the happy sheep in their field, Tony takes part in the cheese-making process. He tries everything from milking to tasting the finished product. For his efforts, owner Antonia rewards Tony with a cheese-tasting.
Via Paterno 10, S. Pancrazio (Florence), 50020
Antica Macelleria Cecchini
Tony and New York City chef/Tuscany native Cesare Casella visit the greatest butcher in the world, Dario Cecchini. They find him in the small countryside town of Panzano in Chianti. Tony samples salamis, pork and various other meats.
Via XX Luglio 11, Panzano in Chianti (Florence)
Marina di Pisa
Situated in the small and picturesque one-road town of Marina di Pisa, Tony is treated to a great feast of dishes heavily influenced by the Mediterranean sea. Tony and guests feast on herring crostini, roasted wild pigeon soup, garlic bread and more.
Tony and chef Cesare Casella visit the best highway restaurant (aka trucker joint) in all of Italy. They enjoy local wine, olive and wild boar stew, handmade mushroom ravioli with dried sausage, and salami.