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La Bottega Del Buon Caffe: A Florentine Michelin restaurant to remember

  • September 4, 2019
  • By Karen
La Bottega Del Buon Caffe: A Florentine Michelin restaurant to remember

What can I say about  La Bottega Del Buon Caffe? It was a fabulous dining experience. 

This Florentine one-star Michelin restaurant is the sister establishment to Borgo Santo Pietro, which is close to Siena. And you better believe I am going there at some point.  Hello?! they have truffle hunting and a cooking school and those are both on my bucket list. I think I’d like to spend some time eating and lounging at the spa too.

Anyway, my sister-in-law Linda has a big birthday coming up, which necessitated a Michelin experience. So, while we were on our Florence trip, we made sure to stop by.

La Bottega Del Buon Caffe is gorgeous in its simple but engaging decor. It’s all brick walls, rustic tables, and luxurious linens.  The color palette is warm with rich textures.

La Bottega Del Buon Caffe is also a well-regarded farm to table restaurant in Florence so you know it is totally up my alley!  

Bring on the local cuisine. In fact, they have their own farm and a garden, which makes the farm to table experience that much deeper and richer.  The food tells a story and the presentation of that story is very well done.

Our table for two was in front of a window.  We also had a perfect view of the happenings in the kitchen.  That space is divided up between dinner service and a pastry side. To be honest, I don’t think there’s a bad view in La Bottega Del Buon Caffe.

La Selezione Dello Chef, “the Chef’s Choice”, tasting menu was our choice that evening. 

We started our experience with a glass of champagne and a toast to the birthday girl! Then we shared a bottle of 2013 Barolo with our tasting experience.

All the staff at this incredible Florentine one star Michelin restaurant were sweet and engaging.  

The first course told the uniquely delicious story of this farm to table restaurant in Florence.  The unique edible ingredients and the attention to detail was amazing. You tasted the story– and you wanted more. 

I appreciated the variety in each course that we were presented with.  The ingredients in each dish were totally complementary.  

At the end of our gastronomic extravaganza, we were invited into the kitchen to meet the chef and his team.  We met Chef Erez Ohayon and you guessed it, I asked him an array of questions. He was gracious and open. He gave me insight into his world and I appreciated that so much.  

I love every one of my Michelin dining experiences. I have come to the conclusion that I do not have to pick a favourite part of my meal or the experience.  What I do know is that I want to continue having these gastronomic experiences because they bring me so much joy. 

I would highly recommend visiting this absolutely impeccable farm to table restaurant in Florence if you are traveling through Italy. This is farm to table on a whole other level!


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