Desinare is an old fashioned Italian word meaning “to sit down and eat in the company of family and friends”. Here is how one of the founders of Desinare, a new food/wine/lifestyle venture in Florence, describes their vision:
“It refers not just to the act of dining but to the ritual of
conviviality, the need to take a break from work to talk, exchange
ideas, renew the bonds of love that have long been at the heart of our
domestic culture. Inspired by this concept, we wanted to create a place
that was open to food in the broadest, most all-encompassing sense of
the term: not just a source of pleasure and sustenance, but a repository
of knowledge, ideas and emotions”
Desinare is a lifestyle concept with food at it’s core – featuring classes in Italian cooking, wine tastings and pairings, and table design and food photography. Downstairs is a retail shop offering cooking tools, kitchen accessories and tableware.
Located in the bohemian Oltrarno quarter, it is set amidst artisans’ workshops producing traditional Tuscan home materials, an Italian version of a brocante offering architectural salvage and antiques, and the studio of Tuscan interior design firm, Riccardo Barthel.
Lovers of food, cooking, wine and elegant Tuscan interiors, should be sure to add Desinare to their itinerary when planning a trip to Florence…I certainly will be adding it to to the top of my list!
(all photos via Desinare)
Katie Clooney says
"Desinare" is my new favorite word. Looks like so much fun. Sent your link to the Mister.
susan burpee says
How wonderful to take a cooking class in that environment…in Florence, no less.
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
Oh my oh MY! This is what the public food experience should be about. A time to gather and savor EACH OTHER over a fresh and flavorful meal. How gorgeous is this place and its philosophy, Sandy!
I love the name and love the concept! Promise you will tuck this away in your files so that we can remember it when you are planning my trip to Florence?
I Dream Of says
Sandy, every time I think I have my mind made up about where we are going to travel next, something keeps pulling me back to Italy. Today it's your post! What an amazing concept. Definitely a must for a Florence visit! XOXO
The enchanted home says
OH. MY. GOSH. I need to go….blogging trip? What a dream……looks and sounds amazing, I love everything about this! I am absolutely saving this name….right up my alley.
Feels good to be back in blogland today, after my hiatus…..have lots of catching up to do. Thanks or your emails and concern, means so much:)