Exceptional food and wine is an integral part of any Tuscan stay

Consider supplementing your stay at The Factor House with the services of one of The Factor House’s personal chefs. Wake up to a beautiful buffet breakfast, already laid out on the panoramic sun terrace. Or relieve the pressure of shopping and cooking for lunch and/or dinner. The chefs are available on an ad hoc basis – for that one-off special occasion – or can look after your needs throughout your stay.

The menu includes traditional Tuscan dishes, all homemade and prepared with local, fresh, quality ingredients. Perhaps choose a simple salad (insalata caprese) for lunch, or a selection of local antipasti, accompanied by freshly-baked bread. For dinner be more adventurous with a hearty Tuscan feast, perhaps starting with handmade stuffed pasta (ravioli con ricotta e spinaci), followed by local grilled steak (tagliata) accompanied by the freshest seasonal vegetables, simply-prepared (frittura mista di verdure). Finish with a sumptuous tiramisù, or the local almond biscuits (cantucci) served alongside a gloriously syrupy dessert wine (vin santo).

The chef will take care of buying all the ingredients, preparing the lunch or dinner, laying the table, serving and tidying up afterwards. All you need to worry about is making sure you have a big enough appetite!

Having a personal chef on hand just transformed our holiday: the most difficult decision each day was what to have her cook that evening!

- Stephen, Edinburgh -