Although I’ve been enjoying lots (and I mean lots) of all-American ice cream on my trip, there’s just no substitute for lapping up real Italian gelato. I’ve been fortunate to sample gelati up and down Italy and will be heading back this fall to Florence, the culinary capital of Tuscany.
I’ll be co-hosting a weekend packed with gelato and chocolate-tastings with my good friend Judy Francini Witts, of Divina Cucina, as we wend out way through the streets and alleys of Florence in pursuit of the best Italian sweets…and more! This is a true way to explore La Dolce Vita and if you’ve never been to an Italian market, a trip with Judy as our guide is the only way to go. (Although I’ll pass on the tripe sandwiches…!)
Private demonstrations from the top chocolatiers in town as well as visits to local enotecas, pastry shops, and a very special excursion to meet famed Dante-quoting butcher Dario Cecchini are just some of the fun we’ll have during this three-day adventure, September 14-16, 2007.
For more information, visit La Dolce Vita: Chocolate & Gelato Weekend in Florence for the rest of the scoop.