Here at Casa Bellavista I love spending hours in the kitchen preparing fresh handmade pasta, as well as cakes and baked goods for breakfast.
My kitchen rigorously respects seasonality, I mainly use local products and fresh vegetables to create the traditional dishes that our mothers and grandmothers have given us. A walk in my herb garden, an old cookbook .. that’s how I get inspired to create a new dish.
The extra virgin olive oil produced from my olive grove is the irreplaceable protagonist of my kitchen, which often offers dishes with very rich vegetables.
TUTTI A TAVOLA!
After the cooking course, let’s enjoy the best part of the experience.. the food! So let’s say “tutti a tavola” and taste the dishes we prepared, accompanied by a good glass of wine in a family atmosphere.
With Guido you can pair the dishes with our great wines including Syrah di Cortona, Nobile di Montepulciano, Brunello di Montalcino, Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Chianti, Supertuscan and much more.
A Celebrity Taste of Italy
In 1995 Simonetta purchased a piece of property known as Casa Bellavista. Utilizing her extensive experience, she restored the house with careful attention to the design of her kitchen and gardens and in 2001 Casa Bellavista B & B was born. Within a few years it earned international reviews and was recognized among the best in the area for its charming ambiance, service and food. Its international reputation culminated when Simonneta was featured by Channel 5 (UK) as the guest chef in their TV series A Celeberity Taste Of Italy.
In 2011 she wrote her first cookbook, “Le Ricette di Casa Bellavista”, which was well received. The success of this book led her to develop her second project, “Eat With Simonetta”.
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