TRUFFLE À LA CARTE
Hunt for the prized tubers and enjoy a 360-degree truffle experience in the heart of Tuscany
Unearth Tuscany’s gastronomic buried treasure in the forested grounds of Belmond Castello di Casole.
You will be in the best hands – and paws.
For you’ll be guided by an expert hunter, Mauro Nesi, and his keen-nosed Lagotto Romagnolo dog. Not only will you come away with a precious truffle, but you will witness the heart-warming, symbiotic relationship between man and hound. Mauro’s hunting friend is a typical water dog with endearing curly hair.
“My Romagnolo is loyal, keen, affectionate, very attached to me, but sociable with others – a great companion on a truffle hunt”, he says. With their amazing sense of smell these dogs can detect a truffle from 100 metres away. But it takes training. “I begin when they are puppies”, explains Mauro. “I hide truffles inside toys and they run to look for them. It’s fun! Over time, their sense of smell improves so they can locate the precious fungi, which is often several centimetres below ground”.
Once back at the hotel, the thrills continue. Join us at the bar for a Truffle Diamond Martini, crafted from organic vodka, Carpano Extra Dry and truffle oil drops, or a tempting non-alcoholic option. Snack on delicacies such as pecorino fondue with black truffle and bread sticks or sheep’s cheese and black truffle tarts. Sit down to a sumptuous four-course dinner, devised by our Executive Chef, Daniele Sera. Eggs, taglierini, Tosca fillet and even parfait are all exquisitely enhanced with the tuber. You can even indulge at the spa. Our Special Truffle Experience body therapy uses pure truffle extract to exfoliate and tone the skin, leaving you with a healthy Tuscan glow.
LAURA DI BERT
Area Director of PR Italy, Spain & Portugal
+39 335 270 098
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