Italian cuisine is noted for its regional diversity with quality ingredients. The Italian Orient-Express hotels with high profile star Chefs offer exciting programs with five gastronomic weekends. If you are a serious gourmand you would enjoy ultimate luxurious experience of cuisine offered by ten Michelin starred Chefs with twenty one brilliant stars of the hotels. They have a variety of culinary experiences to satisfy the taste buds of each person throughout 2012.The finest menus are designed exclusively for the guests in Venice, Florence, Ravello, Taormina and Portofino.
Each chef will prepare a degustation along with a course formulated for this distinct event which runs between March and November. The package includes a breakfast, two gourmet dinners prepared by Michelin star chefs and excursion to an important place with luxury suite’s accommodation.
The culinary weekend will start on 17th-19th March at Hotel Cipriani in Venice. Filippo Chiappini Dattilo, will prepare dishes on March 17th. On March 18th Chef Bottura will prepare his masterpiece dishes. Guests having their breakfast, will visit Fortuny atelier and visit a weaving mill during their stay in the suite.
Three chefs with five Michelin stars, Pino Cuttaia, Bobo Cerea, and Chicco are hosted by Hotel Splendido in Portofino on 14th and 15th April. Chicco and Bobo create modern cusines with a touch of tradition. Pino shows his skill in Sicilian delights. Guests will attend harp and violin concerts at gardens in Portofino.
A vegetarian menu is offered for guests on 29th September by the hotel in Taormina. During guest’s stay on October 20th and 21st, they will visit the historical town of Ravello. On November 3rd and 4th, Italian gastronomic experience in Florence will be completed, with truffle hunting excursion along with a trained dog. Each Package per couple is priced at approximately £3,294.