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4 Exquisite Tuscan Dishes Your Private Chef Can Cook for You on Your Vacation

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March 4, 2022

Last updated on March 6th, 2022 at 03:35 pm

Okay, so the time has finally come for your vacation in the sun. After the last couple of years it’s safe to say that we could all use a break and what better place to get away than the stunning location of Tuscany? 

Italy is of course one of the most luxurious countries in the world and is home to some truly amazing sights. From the Colosseum in Rome to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, that, combined with the glorious sunshine, golden sandy beaches, lush green countryside, and warm and friendly locals, makes it abundantly clear to understand why Italy is so popular. 

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While Italy is home to some special locations, Tuscany is most certainly up there with the best. If you like the finer things in life, including the food and drink, Tuscany is your dream destination. 

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During your vacation, you will of course have your very own private chef who can whip up some truly fantastic dishes. To help get your tastebuds dancing, here are 4 exquisite Tuscan dishes your private chef can prepare for you on your vacation. 


Panzanella is a dish which incorporates everything there is to love about Italy into one delicious creation. 

Packed full of authentic ingredients and classic Italian flavours, Panzanella contains sundried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, rustic Italian crusty bread, extra virgin olive oil, and rich balsamic vinegar all tossed together in a colourful and aromatic salad. 

The perfect starter or accompaniment to your main, Panzanella is a Tuscan classic not to be missed. 

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Potato Tortelli

If you’re a carb lover then you’ll love this dish. 

Potato Tortelli is a pasta dish made with potato-filled pasta that resembles ravioli. Packed within these delicious pasta parcels you will find buttery and fluffy mashes potatoes seasoned with herbs, spices, garlic, and Parmigiano. 

If you’re really peckish, your chef can whip you up a meat ragu to go with this dish, or alternatively they can simply season it with a rich sage butter. 

Potato Tortelli

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Bistecca alla Fiorentina

If you’re a meat-lover then this is the perfect dish for you. 

Made from a local breed of cattle known as Chianina Cattle, this is a T-bone steak cooked to perfection, and seasoned with fresh rosemary and sage. 

While your chef will prepare it however you like, the locals in Tuscany nearly always enjoy this steak rare to medium rare. 

Bistecca fiorentina


Finally, after all of that sharp and savoury food, you’ll likely want to enjoy something sweet to finish you off for dessert, or to snack on in an evening when your sweet cravings kick in. if so, then Bomboloni is perfect. 

Bomboloni is a traditional sweet in Tuscany, and is basically a deep-fried donut made from a buttery, soft, fluffy, and rich dough. In Tuscany, Bomboloni are simply sugar coated though in other parts of the region you’ll find them filled with a rich and silky custard cream known as Crema Pasticcera. 

Bomboloni might not be a classic dessert to enjoy after your meal, but if you want a sweet treat to tuck into while on the go, they’re ideal.

Bomboloni Toscani 



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