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At the Italian Table
Summer Salads & Recipes
July 22 Class in Dayton, OH
2015 Tuscany Tours - Naples & Amalfi Coast
Villa Pienza for Rental
At the Italian Table
Gina will be bringing a slice of

authentic Italy to Louisville this summer, opening At the Italian Table in late July and offering hands on cooking classes and small dinners, along with retail sales. Decorated with Italian antiques brought back from her years in Italy, At the Italian Table will serve dinners at a communal table for 10, available by reservation only. The menu will feature local and seasonal ingredients, as well as many specialty food items brought from Italy.


Dinners will be offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Hands on cooking classes will be scheduled for Tuesday evening and Saturday mornings. Friend us on Facebook!  

See you At the Italian Table!

2359 Frankfort Ave, L'ville, KY 



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2015 Food & Wine Tours


Sept 26 -Oct 3 - 2 spots left!   


Naples, Campania, Amalfi
Sept 16 - 22, 2015- 4 spots

Join us for a full immersion to the regions of Tuscany and Campania - great food, wine, history and culture!   


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Casa Marta
Great accommodations for either a night or a week. When planning your stay in Italy, begin your 'country living' on a Saturday and depart the area the following Saturday for the best selection of villas and houses! 
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Ecco La Cucina Cookbook

gina's cookbook  


Gina's revised and updated cookbook is available. It has more than 20 new recipes! This collection of traditional Tuscan cooking, features dishes of the Siena area and some of her favorites. 


Ciao amici,
Summer in North America has arrived! Celebrate this summer season with these typical  salads to make your lunch, dinner or picnic especially delicious. Gina shares recipes on her blog -the links are below. Catch Gina at a rare summer class in Dayton OH this month where she's doing a menu of summer dishes from Italy!

We are offering a 'friend referral reward' -- Have you traveled with us before and do you know someone that wants to join us? Refer a friend and we'll reward you with a special gift - a "Delights from Italy" basket - complete with some of the delicacies that you can only find in Tuscany. Hurry we've got 2 to send for this fall's tours!

Have a wonderful summer!
Buon Appetito!
Gina and Mary

Insalate per l'estate - Summer salads

Whether you're celebrating the Palio of Siena or American Independence Day, early July means it's  summer, it's hot and cooking over a hot stove is the last thing you want to do. In Italy, where air  conditioning is rarely used, there are many summer dishes that are light salads filled with seasonal summer vegetables and herbsBasil, parsley and tarragon are wonderful summer herbs that brighten up fresh salads and additions like pasta, farro, chicken or tuna turn a salad into a complete light meal. Click here for these recipes and more ideas: 


Insalata di Tonno, Cannellini e Cipolla Rossa  

(tuna, white bean & red onion salad)

Insalata di Radicchio, Bresaola e Parmigiano

Insalata di Farro 

July 22nd  - Tuscan Cooking Class in Dayton Ohio

Gina will be teaching a summer class at Dorothy Lane Market Culinary Center July 22 Wednesday @ 6-8:30 pm 

Please call the Culinary Center to secure your spot! (937) 535-5696 - for the menu and more information visit their website here's the link.
We are excited to be returning to this lovely store and town! Come see us!
2015 Tuscany  & Southern Italy Tours
We have just a few openings for our September trips. We hope you'll join us on our highly rated food and wine tours! Our small group intimate food and wine tours are a excellent way  to experience the real Italy. It is a wonderful balance of wine, food, culture and history.
On a winery tour

 Click here to see a sample Tuscany itinerary. We are going on a truffle hunt in Tuscany! There are a few spots available for the Sept 26-Oct 3 tour. 

We've scheduled our tour to Naples and Campania and the Amalfi Coast! This beautiful area with the picturesque seas and Mt Vesuvius are a foodie destination with it's pizza, seafood and mozzarella of that region...did we mention the wines too? Our tour is scheduled for Sept 16 - 22, more information on click here or call Mary 972.342.8308.

Villa Pienza Available Sept 5-12!
This beautiful villa has become available for some of you last minute planners! What a gem and find this close to the date. A painting group had to cancel their reservation for this villa that sleeps 12  (6 bedrooms/6 bathrooms) just 5 minutes from Pienza in southern Tuscany. It is a perfect spot to relax and visit the area towns - Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, Siena and a wonderful time of the year. Weekly price is 3900 euros but discounted to only 3400 euros. Call Mary - can share more pictures and details of this gorgeous villa! 972-342-8308
There are 3 separate apartments -rent all of it or just part of this gorgeous house. Explore southern Tuscany - Mary will help plan your trip.