Tuscany is a region rich in locally produced products and, alongside the most famous and renowned ones, there is a large number of lesser-known products worth discovering or rediscovering.
The restaurants subscribing to Vetrina Toscana offer menus based on traditional flavours, using typical local Tuscan products: from wine and olive oil to meats and vegetables. In the province of Florence there are countless Vetrina Toscana trattorias, inns and taverns and little shops selling local products.
From Borgo San Lorenzo to Montespertoli and from Certaldo to Vinci there are numerous where you can eat Tuscan food. Each restaurant has a different tasting menu but they all offer traditional dishes and local wines.
They range from classic dishes like ribollita (Tuscan vegetable soup), pappa al pomodoro (Tuscan thick tomato soup), Florentine-style steak and tripe, to more unusual dishes like goose stew or pork loin in a vegetable sauce. There is also a very wide choice of first courses: from ravioli made the ancient Tuscan way with ragout to strozzapreti pasta with Cinta pork ragout and risotto with porcini mushrooms.
Numerous dishes enhance the local flavours, like potato and Certaldo red onion pie, sbriciolona cured meat, pecorino of fossa (mature cheese) with fig jam or ‘zolfino’ bean soup: a true food and wine journey through the flavours of Florence.