The ultimate oeno-gastronomic experience in Italy

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Rocco Forte Hotels has announced the launch of  ‘Italian Culinary Secrets’ by Fulvio Pierangelini – a creation of three distinct experiences at the group’s three Italian Hotels: Verdura Resort Sicily, Hotel Savoy Florence and Hotel de Russie Rome.

Launching in the northern autumn this year, guests and foodies are invited to discover the history of Italy through its gastronomic heritage while experiencing the richness of the regional traditions of Sicily, Tuscany and Lazio.

Fulvio Pierangelini, known for his former twice Michelin-starred Tuscan restaurant, Gambero Rosso and now as Rocco Forte’s creative director of food, brings his unique cooking style and ebullient master classes to the hotels focusing on the best of seasonal ingredients, in combination with local touches.

Olive oil harvesting at Verdura Resort, Sicily
26 October to 30 October 2018

Experience the real Sicily by exploring the production of pure olive oil, an essential ingredient of Italian cuisine. With 230 hectares of landscape and olive groves, Verdura Resort is the most picturesque spot to learn the art of traditional olive harvesting. The autumnal ritual will be led by Fulvio Pierangelini who is passionate about the natural oil. Following the harvesting, the chef will escort guests to a nearby oil mill, where they will learn the art of olive oil extraction and savour freshly pressed samples and other local products. Finally, guests can relax in the serenity of the Resort and attend a special cooking class with Fulvio during which the secrets of historical Sicilian recipes will be revealed.

The package includes:

  • Four-night stay in a Superior Deluxe Room or Grand Suite
  • Daily full buffet breakfast
  • Exclusive culinary experiences with celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini
  • The offer is valid for two adults
  • Rates start from €823 per room per night including VAT, in a Superior Deluxe Room and €1148 per room per night including VAT, in a Grand Suite

Truffle hunting and market delving with Hotel Savoy, Florence
8 November to 11 November 2018

The immersion in the food and wine culture of Florence and Tuscany begins with an exciting truffle hunting and tasting experience in the Tuscan countryside, where foodies will learn how to harvest the legendary white truffle of San Miniato. The San Miniato truffles are one of the richest truffle areas in Europe with an unmistakable flavour. Guests will be escorted by a professional truffle hunter to find the rare ‘treasure of the woods’. The half-day excursion will continue with a gourmet lunch paired with superb Tuscan wines. In Florence, Chef Pierangelini will guide guests through the world-famous San Lorenzo Market, teaching guests the best way to identify and treat the freshest local ingredients. These ingredients will then be used to execute his legendary recipes during a private cooking lesson at Hotel Savoy, located in the heart of the Renaissance city.

The package includes:

  • Three-night stay in a panoramic Piazza View Room or Junior Suite
  • Daily full buffet breakfast
  • Exclusive culinary experiences with celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini
  • The offer is valid for two adults
  • Rates start from €926 per room per night including VAT, in a Piazza View Room and €1366 per room
    per night including VAT, in a Junior Suite

Street food and a maestro masterclass at Hotel de Russie, Rome
11 November to 14 November 2018

Spend three days with Pierangelini to discover the culinary secrets of Rome, enjoying a unique street-food tour led by the chef that showcases Italian gourmet specialties and shares the behind-the-scenes of Rome’s culinary traditions. From the vibrant Campo de’ Fiori square where one of the most famous markets is held, guests can wander through the typical food shops, visit one of the most popular farms and wineries along the ancient Appian Way, as well as enjoy a cooking class hosted by ‘Maestro’ Fulvio Pierangelini himself. Finally, guests will be treated to a dinner at Le Jardin de Russie restaurant, surrounded by the elegant, yet friendly atmosphere of Hotel de Russie in the heart of Rome.

The package includes:

  • Three-night stay in an elegant Deluxe Double Rooms or a Junior Suite
  • Daily full buffet breakfast
  • Exclusive culinary experiences with celebrity Chef Fulvio Pierangelini
  • The offer is valid for two adults
  • Rates start from €1192 per room per night including VAT, in a Deluxe Double Room and €1610 per
    room per night including VAT, in a Junior Suite

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