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Mugello, Tuscany (north of Florence) Food Recs!

Thanks! I will check that book out!

Apr 23, 2013
rupjer in Italy

Mugello, Tuscany (north of Florence) Food Recs!

Oh, and as an idea of our tastes (maybe?), here is what we have so far for Rome:

- Roscioli (dinner)
- Pizzarium (lunch)
- Cesare al Casaletto (dinner)
- Cacio Pepe (lunch)
- 2 days open

Apr 23, 2013
rupjer in Italy

Mugello, Tuscany (north of Florence) Food Recs!

We are heading to Italy for our honeymoon in two weeks and got a deal for a villa stay in Mugello, Tuscany through Luxury Link. However, after buying the package and scouring this site, I cannot find any suggestions for restaurants!

We are adventurous eaters and will eat anything, but we are mostly interested in sampling authentic, local cuisine. Small, family run places would be ideal.

We are also looking for winery recommendations in the area and will have a car but don't want to drive too far.

The cities near Mugello are: Scarperia,Borgo San Lorenzo and Barberino. We will be in the area for 4 days.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Apr 23, 2013
rupjer in Italy

Puerto Vallarta: Cafe Des Artistes or Hacienda San Angel

Thank you! I think we are going to give Cafe Des Artistes a go so we won't wonder...I will let you know how it is!

Jan 09, 2012
rupjer in Mexico

Puerto Vallarta: Cafe Des Artistes or Hacienda San Angel

We want to do one nice dinner in PV this weekend for my boyfriend's 30th. I have reservations at Cafe Des Artistes but am reading some negative reviews about the declining quality of the food. What are your thoughts on Cafe Des Artistes v. Hacienda San Angel or any other upscale restaurant? Thanks!!

Jan 08, 2012
rupjer in Mexico

30th bday dinner party for a foodie BF in Puerto Vallarta

Thank you all! I can't wait to finally go and report back!

Nov 29, 2011
rupjer in Mexico

30th bday dinner party for a foodie BF in Puerto Vallarta

Cafe des Artistes looks amazing! Thanks for the great idea. How is La Palapa for a good outdoor birthday brunch/lunch?

Nov 07, 2011
rupjer in Mexico

30th bday dinner party for a foodie BF in Puerto Vallarta

Thanks so much! I was also thinking beef but you definitely skewed me to the whole snapper. Great advice!

Sep 27, 2011
rupjer in Mexico

30th bday dinner party for a foodie BF in Puerto Vallarta

I am planning a trip to Puerto Vallarta in January for my boyfriend's 30th bday. I have a villa with a chef who is going to make us a great dinner party but I have to specify the menu. What is seasonal, local and special for a Puerto Vallartan meal in January? (I had initially thought lobster but I realized it is not local to the area.) Please help!!

Sep 22, 2011
rupjer in Mexico

Private Chef for Birthday Party

Hello, I am trying to plan a birthday party for my girlfriend and about 15 other people. Does anybody know anyone in the LA area who is good at this sort of thing? I am willing to spend a little bit of money, but probably not enough to get one of the celebrity chefs lol

Feb 06, 2011
rupjer in Los Angeles Area