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Chef Naomi Pomeroy June 23-30


James Beard Award Winning Chef and owner of acclaimed Portland restaurant, Beast, comes back to Villa Montecastello to share her passion and cook together with you straight from the farm.

Join Naomi Pomeroy, award winning chef of Portland’s Beast and Expatriate, for an unforgettable culinary adventure and intimate, hands on week of cooking in the romantic Tuscan countryside. Based on her cookbook, Taste & Technique, which The New York Times calls one of the best of 2016, and which won a coveted IACP award for food photography and styling, Naomi will share her knowledge, teaching the foundations and building blocks to become a master home cook, with a focus not just on making incredibly delicious food, but also on how to compose and style your meals for the most impressive outcome. Inspired by her lifelong passion for flowers and plants, and the opening of her new floral design studio, Colibri, Naomi will also lead a flower workshop and share her unique perspective on creating unique composed arrangements.

Naomi will be joined on the retreat by the talented Pastry Chef, Ellen Laing, who will lead a dessert workshop and share her tips for creating the most sublime desserts.

The setting for this week will be the immaculately restored 11th century luxury agriturismo, Villa Montecastello, a working organic farm and olive grove, perched high atop a hillside with the dreamiest country views.  The villa has been immaculately renovated to offer its visitors an authentic luxury experience in Tuscany centered around food and wine.  Located one hour south of Florence, the Villa is surrounded by olive groves, with vineyards and nature reserves at its base.  Your week spent in this storybook setting will be complemented by magical day trips and wonderful wines.

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