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Experience Italian Art, Music and Food with a Local

Host Silvio

$44.64 per guest


My name is Silvio and since I was a child, I have had 2 great passions, one for cooking and one for music, classical and opera. I have spent years creating art in my dishes and combining them with music. My hobby is singing as a tenor and often, at the end of your evening with us, if you wish, I may sing an aria or two accompanied on the piano by one of my two younger children, composers and pianists. My dishes take inspiration from the true Italian cuisine which is a cultural heritage, as is music. I love creating events like these with my family, a particular and unique experience savouring excellent food while listening to live piano music, opera aria or classical, or, if you wish you may play music yourselves or even sing an aria or two. You will be accompanied live on the piano. A fantastic experience, in a warm friendly atmosphere.


The menu includes dishes inspired by the typical cuisine of two italian regions, Tuscany and Romagna. The pasta is home made and all sauces and dishes freshly prepared by me.
The evening begins with an aperitivo served outside in the gardens (weather permitting).
Then sit yourselves down and start savouring.
Vol-au-vents gratinate con salsiccia, pecorino e ricotta ( Vol-au-vents au gratin with pecorino and ricotta cheese with locally produced salsiccia)
Crostini misti alla toscana (typical toasted crostini with various sauces)
First course:
Strozzapreti alla casereccia (home made pasta with meat, tomatoes, fresh cream)
Crespelle al profumo di bosco (crepes with delicate mushroom sauce)
Main course:
Costoletta di maiale alla fiorentina (pork cutlets with spinach and cheese sauce)
Contorni di stagione (seasonal salad and vegetable side dishes)

Dolci della casa and cantucci with vin santo (Home made dessert with cantucci & vin santo)
Caffè /espresso coffee

Tuscan Wine to match


We could say it was destiny we should organise these events, a combination of the art of cuisine and art of music. Our home with its large dining room and spacious garden is very close to the villa, lake and places which had inspired Maestro Giacomo Puccini’s infinite music. In the dining room, music from the grand piano will accompany your meal.
We are just 5 minutes from Puccini’s villa (today a museum open to the public), the open air opera theatre Gran Teatro Puccini, looking onto Lake Massaciuccoli. We are also just 5 minutes from the beach. The leaning tower of Pisa is just 15 minutes by car.

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from Boulder

I treated my sister and her family to this marvelous experience with Silvio and his family. They absolutely loved it and said it was their most enjoyable dining so far in Italy. Silvio was great helping to coordinate transportation. He and his family prepared delicious food and my sister loved the music and conversation. My brother-in-law especially liked the opportunity to talk about the area with locals. I was nervous booking this for someone else and have never used BonAppetour so far, but the process was easy and Silvio was a great communicator. Thanks!



from Hartford

Our experience with Silvio and his family far exceeded all of our expectations! The meal, the company and the music were all incredible. Silvio's passion is translated well into his cooking (I'm still thinking about those crepes and veal chops) as well as his singing. His wife, Maria, shared many stories and her broad knowledge of Tuscany, and his children, Betsabea and Elia, entertained us with their masterful talents on the piano. The evening was rounded out with a plethora of perfectly light and flavorful Tuscan desserts and a few arias sung by Silvio - a treat not be missed! It was a privilege to be a guest in Silvio's home and to share in his passion for food, music, Tuscany and family!




from Viareggio

We had a really great evening. The food was excellent and host and family were really friendly. The added touch of the live piano music with classical scores and opera arias made the dinner complete. A fantastic experience. Thank-you all! Will come back with friends.

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