Hands On Learning
The Culinary Academy at Monteverdi
Newly completed in the spring of 2018, the Culinary Academy features a state-of-the-art teaching kitchen, individual modules for up to 12 students, as well as indoor and outdoor dining space so that each class can comfortably and immediately enjoy the fruits of learning. Located just below Castiglioncello’s piazza, the Culinary Academy has been infused into one of the village’s beautiful historic buildings that served for nearly two centuries as a school for the local children.
Join Executive Chef Giancarla Bodoni for an intimate, private cooking lesson you will never forget. Using the freshest ingredients from the Tuscan countryside, you will learn to prepare classic Tuscan dishes like pici pasta, boar ragu, and many other regional specialties. The class is followed by a complimentary lunch including wine. Classes are held daily from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for hotel and villa guests, and require advance reservation. A memento of your class includes a Monteverdi apron and recipe book to take home. For guests staying in one of Monteverdi’s three villas, private classes are available every Monday and Wednesday, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Seven-day advance reservations are required and an additional service charge will be added to accommodate in-Villa cooking classes.
Tuesdays and Saturdays from 7:30 pm-10:30 pm
A new addition to our culinary offerings, this engaging dining experience is available to hotel and villa guests each Tuesday and Saturday. Chef Giancarla will curate unique multi-course menus and guests will enjoy mingling in the Culinary Academy kitchen, dining and tasting wine while she prepares each course. Observe and enjoy the Chef’s culinary performance enhanced with the highest rated wines from the region in this communal and informal dining experience. For reservations please contact your personal concierge.
Lunch and dinner by reservation
Monteverdi is proud to offer our hotel and villa guests both indoor and outdoor spaces for private group dining. The beautiful indoor dining room accommodates 10 - 24 guests, and a beautiful outdoor table overlooking the Val d’Orcia can accommodate 10-26 guests, creating an indoor and outdoor space that is suitable for up to 50 guests. Pre-fixe menus are custom tailored for each event.