Honoured to have been selected by:

 

Happy to make people happy:

Hi Serena!!! We loved meeting you and hope to stay in touch! Thank you for all your knowledge and hospitality!!
— Jackie B. (September 2018)
Dear Serena,
Thank you once again for everything in Florence - the amazing dinner and all of your super helpful and detailed information regarding what to see and do. We will treasure these tips as you have great taste and are super knowledgeable.
Grazie Mille for everything, you made our Florence experience even more rich and special and delicious!!!!!
— Katrina Daniel and Alexander from Dubai (July 2018)
Hi Serena, Thank you again for the wonderful dinners! Our group is still talking about them. We would definitely love to stay in touch. And we are already talking about returning next year, so I’m sure we will stay together for the third time.
— Leslie K. (July 2018)
Many thanks for the great send off and joining us for dinner. I am so happy that Shifra connected us. You made the trip very special.
Hope to see you in Houston! Please let us know when you are coming.
Joel
— Joel B. (May 2018)
Thank you for the time you spent with us. Both Leslie and I will treasure our Saturdays together (and I envy the ones you had without me, particularly the one where you prepared the “mother” of all ravioli!) and feel that, in addition to learning a great deal about the cuisine and culture of Tuscany/Italy, we made a dear friend. We enjoyed your professionalism, your dry wit, your energy and your generous spirit. I look forward to FaceTime learning as well! Our wish for you is for good health, happiness and success; as they say in Espagnolo, “salud, amor y pesetas, y tiempo para gozarlas”; we send along a big hug and hope that when you are having your coffee in the morning, you will think of us. Un abrazo
— Leslie and Dick R., Sarasota FL (June 2017)
Dear Serena,
people say that the kitchen is the center of a house; and you where at the center of our hearts.
During the week at the villa you transformed our reality, Your master hands at the kitchen, your passion with the recipes, pampered our senses giving us each night a feast. Your wonderful tips for touring the region enriched our trip; but most of all your beautiful smile and soul made these week at the Cerretino a piece of heaven on earth. Please let’s keep in touch.
— Mariana & Simon - Caracas (September, 2016)
AMAZING TOUR! Specifically request Serena for your tours. She was FABULOUS! We adored her!This is a must-do tour. (We did the Gelato tour, but they are all great.)
— Corcoran family - San Francisco, California (via Tripadvisor/Le Baccanti Tours) - June 2017

"The class was wonderful!!! Thank you soo much for teaching us pasta AND pizza! We will go home and make these delicious dishes and fondly remember our trip to Italy. You are a fun person - we loved the stories! Please contact us if you are ever in the western US" - Robert & Beverly D. - 2015

"Serena, not only did you teach us how to prepare and cook multiple amazing Tuscan pastas and pizzas, you were a delightful entertainer. Your stories are amazing. You are an inspiration and obviously very passionate about all that you do." - Susan - Chicago, IL - USA - 2015

"Thank you very much for having us join you for cooking class and dinner. We had a wonderful time" - Loretta + Jacob - Australia - 2015

Uno Splendido regalo di compleanno..
Sono rimasto molto contento dell’esperienza che ho fatto in questa scuola di cucina. Sono stato in compagnia di Serena che mi ha insegnato non tanto a cucinare ma a capire come in cucina si può giocare con i gusti, con i colori lasciando spazio alla fantasia e alla creatività senza limitarsi a ripetere semplicemente una ricetta.. Ho imparato alcuni trucchetti, ho bevuto dell’ottimo vino e ho mangiato quello che abbiamo preparato insieme...
— Andrea Chiari - Empoli, Italia (via Tripadvisor/MaMaFlorence) - 24 ottobre 2014

"Serena, you've inspired me with your skill and stories. Thank you for teaching me to make pasta in a way I'll never forget. I look forward to staying in tavern with you - I'll think of you every time I'm in my kitchen, I will listen for your instruction. Thank you for being creative and awsome. Take care, with love" - Nora B. - 2014, October 4

"Thank you very much. It was the most beautiful day that we ever spent. Wish you all the best" - Najila - Kuwait - 2014

As seen in:

  ITALY - LA NAZIONE - October, 2018

ITALY - LA NAZIONE - October, 2018

  HONG KONG - GOURMET MAGAZINE, 2012    DOLCEFORTE TRUFFLES - inspired by the traditional Tuscan “cinghiale in dolceforte”   I invented this new dish for the Meatball Challenge 2012 in Calgary and Banff National Park teaming up with Christopher E. Weder, from Spirit View Ranch in Rycoft who provided me with a special Black Angus beef and we got the 2nd place!  Since then, DOLCEFORTE TRUFFLES has been my signature dish. Ask for this specialty for you private dinner!

HONG KONG - GOURMET MAGAZINE, 2012

DOLCEFORTE TRUFFLES - inspired by the traditional Tuscan “cinghiale in dolceforte”

I invented this new dish for the Meatball Challenge 2012 in Calgary and Banff National Park teaming up with Christopher E. Weder, from Spirit View Ranch in Rycoft who provided me with a special Black Angus beef and we got the 2nd place!

Since then, DOLCEFORTE TRUFFLES has been my signature dish. Ask for this specialty for you private dinner!

 In 2012 a bunch of kooky cooks from all over the World met in Alberta (Canada) to challenge reinventing the traditional and historical recipes from their home Countries using local Canadian ingredients such as bison, deer, black Angus, canola oil, caviar… Louis Chan, chef and journalist from Hong Kong was there and published an incredible reportage on  Hong Kong Gourmet Magazine .

In 2012 a bunch of kooky cooks from all over the World met in Alberta (Canada) to challenge reinventing the traditional and historical recipes from their home Countries using local Canadian ingredients such as bison, deer, black Angus, canola oil, caviar… Louis Chan, chef and journalist from Hong Kong was there and published an incredible reportage on Hong Kong Gourmet Magazine.

  OMAN - CRÈME DE LA CRÈME  - Oman’s Exclusive Luxury Lifestyle Magazine - January 2010

OMAN - CRÈME DE LA CRÈME - Oman’s Exclusive Luxury Lifestyle Magazine - January 2010

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