In May 2012 we spent a week exploring Tuscany.
We based ourselves in Panzano for one reason: The 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.
It’s more than a meal. It’s an opportunity every meat-eater should consider doing at least once.
Dario Cecchini is a famous butcher in Italy.
He and his team throw a party unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.
The night begins with complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres at Antica Macelleria Cecchini, Dario’s butcher shop.
Then, for just 50€ a person you eat and drink for hours.
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:
To perfectly cooked Rib Eyes and Porterhouse steaks.
Dario blessed the meat and the party turned up another notch.
You know what they say about food, whether it’s served on fine china or a paper plate it brings us together.
And ate, drank, and laughed some more:
There wasn’t a stranger among us.
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!
Grazie mille Dario, Dante, and Friends!
Grazie di tutto!