COMO Castello Del Nero, the 12th century castle located within a 3-hectare property in the rolling hills of the Chianti region, extends its opening to December 1st, allowing guests to experience the autumn splendor of Tuscany through new experiences.
Immersed in the autumnal environment of the property, thanks to the direct experience of the rich products of the region, guests of COMO Castello Del Nero can live unique experiences that include a masterclass on Chianti winemaking and an olive oil harvesting experience, as well as a special celebration of American Thanksgiving with a cooking class led by starred Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro.
Tuscany is one of the most appreciated oil producing regions in Italy and the Green Gold experience of COMO Castello Del Nero is designed to accompany guests through the stages of extra virgin olive oil production. The day includes an olive oil tasting to learn about the variation of flavors, a guided walk through the estate to
discover the production process and the chance to try the harvesting of oil from an olive tree. A picnic in the vineyard is also included and guests can savor the day with four bottles of their own oil to take home (from € 550.00 until November 13th | stay not included).
Stars in the kitchen
A very special 4-hands dinner will take place on November 22 in the 1 Michelin Star La Torre restaurant. Alongside the Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro will be chef Gaetano Trovato from the Arnolfo restaurant, 2 Michelin stars in Colle Val D’Elsa. The evening, also open to external guests, will be a tribute to local products and cuisine in a contemporary key but also an opportunity for comparison between esteemed colleagues, as well as friends. Among the dishes that the two chefs will offer on the menu are blue lobster with turnip greens, Mugello ricotta croquette and Asetra caviar signed by Giovanni Luca di Pirro and Scampo, foie gras, passion fruit, signed by Gaetano Trovato.
Thanksgiving in Tuscany
The classic American tradition of Thanksgiving is revived this year at Castello del Nero and includes a rejuvenating three-night break at the resort. Under the watchful eye of starred Executive Chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro, budding chefs can learn to master the art of Italian cuisine during a hands-on lesson. To complete the experience of seasonal products, there is also a Chianti wine tasting and a truffle hunt. In addition, an extraordinary Thanksgiving in Italian style will be organized on Thursday 24 November (from € 3270.00 in a double room).