Officina Della Bistecca

In May 2012 we spent a week exploring Tuscany.

We based ourselves in Panzano for one reason: The Officina della Bistecca.

Officina Della Bistecca


John and I ate there in 2009 and had the time of our lives!

This time, his adult kids joined us for the fun.

Officina Della Bistecca

It’s more than a meal. It’s an opportunity every meat-eater should consider doing at least once.

Officina Della Bistecca

Dario Cecchini is a famous butcher in Italy.

Officina Della Bistecca

He and his team throw a party unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

Officina Della Bistecca

Officina Della Bistecca

The night begins with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Antica Macelleria Cecchini, Dario’s butcher shop.

Officina Della Bistecca

Then, for just 50€ a person you eat and drink for hours.

Officina Della Bistecca

Officina Della Bistecca

Fresh vegetables, bread, beans, and potatoes are included but it’s the beef that makes this meal a must.

From the most delicious tartare you’ll ever taste:

Officina Della Bistecca

To perfectly cooked Rib Eyes and Porterhouse steaks.

Officina Della Bistecca

Officina Della Bistecca

Dario blessed the meat and the party turned up another notch.

Officina Della Bistecca

You know what they say about food, whether it’s served on fine china or a paper plate it brings us together.

Officina Della Bistecca

We ate:

Officina Della Bistecca

Drank:

Officina Della Bistecca

Laughed:

Officina Della Bistecca

And ate, drank, and laughed some more:

Officina Della Bistecca

Officina Della Bistecca

Officina Della Bistecca

There wasn’t a stranger among us.

Officina Della Bistecca

Panzano in Chianti is an hour south of Florence and 3 hours north of Rome.

If you are ever anywhere near there, you have to go to Officina Della Bistecca.

This was our second time, but not our last!

Officina Della Bistecca

Grazie mille Dario, Dante, and Friends!

Officina Della Bistecca

Grazie di tutto!

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