Roman by birth, Enrico Casini is a renowned chef known the world over, particularly in his native Italy.
early years, he
studied under the tutelage of Luigo Veronelli
, one of Italy's most celebrated gastronomes.
education also included study in the kitchens of the world's top chefs in New York, Paris, London and Milan.
In Rome, Enrico
owned six restaurants and several wine bars, all of which increased his
fame and popularity.
In 1985, Enrico
was awarded as one of the seven "Best Chefs of Italy under 35".
For six years Enrico
authored Guide to the Restaurants of Italy and Guide to the Wines of Italy.
With a highly regarded reputation and a desire to spread his
many talents, Enrico
moved to his
beloved home in Tuscany, to a hilltop plantation known as Antica Tenuta Le Casacce.
Located near the medieval town of Seggiano, the estate of olive groves and nearby vineyards provide Enrico
with the ability to produce his
own olive oil and wines that exceed all others.
bakes the traditional Tuscan breads, hand rolls the pasta and creates dishes that guests have called, "manna from the Gods".
says, "This is home.
I have realized that my life has been a long, beautiful march to this valley.
And I have realized that what I really wanted was to stop beside these trees, and live inside these stone houses to experiment with a different way of hospitality.
Creating "the dish" and seeing friends happily tasting my food isn't enough for me anymore.
I feel the time has come to offer complete, pure happiness for my guests."
is passionate about both cooking and wine and enjoys sharing his
He is an excellent teacher, who makes the art of cooking both enjoyable and filled with endless possibilities for his guests and his students.
The cooking workshop, "Cooking with Enrico
", is sure to be a wonderful learning experience and a memorable vacation all rolled into one fantastic time!
is pleased to collaborate with Enrico
in presenting this culinary workshop for both experienced cooks as well as beginners.