Beautiful Florence—cradle of the Renaissance—romantic, enchanting, and utterly irresistible. It is not only a place to feast on world-class art and architecture, but also a place to indulge in gourmet Tuscan cuisine. In this class with Chef Domenica Marchetti, we are transported to a lovely piazza in the shadow of the Duomo for some delightful Florentine fare. First on the menu is rich and hearty zuppa di farro alla garfagnana, a vegetable soup from the countryside outside Florence, featuring creamy white beans, Tuscan kale, and the ancient grain farro. The centerpiece of the meal is polpettone alla Fiorentina (a hearty meatloaf of the region flavored with pecorino cheese and white wine, and topped with thin slices of pancetta), accompanied by piselli alla Fiorentina, peas gently sautéed with shallots, pancetta and a bit of tomato puree. Chef Domenica concludes the menu with stracciatella biscotti, a crispy, buttery cookie dotted with almonds and shaved bittersweet chocolate, perfect with a cup of coffee. Join us for this memorable evening, and benvenuti a Firenze!