"Loved, loved, loved Casa Ombuto!"
“Loved, loved, loved Casa Ombuto!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2009
For my 40th Birthday I wanted to go to cooking school in Italy. I was going with a friend who was not as passionate about cooking as I was so I needed to find an experience which would cater to both of us. What I discovered at Casa Ombuto exceeded any and all expectations I had.
I wish I could remember how I found out about Casa Ombuto, but I can't. I just remember the more I looked into the location, the curriculum and the reviews the more I wanted (and needed!) to go.
When we went, it was a magically time in Tuscany. We were there the last week of October and the leaves were changing and the air smelled like fall. When we drove down that long drive way towards the property I was thrilled with what I saw. The grounds are just beautiful! The accommodations were incredible! My friend and I each had our own room but shared an adjacent bathroom. The rooms were comfortable and quiet.
Barbara, the manager, was a joy. She was very welcoming and beyond helpful. I enjoyed getting to know her each day as our week progressed. Our incredible chef, Paola, was a love. She had a fabulous sense of humor and a fabulous gift of teaching. I learned SO much! I loved every minute of it.
The entire staff goes beyond to make you feel welcome and comfortable. It was such a treat to prep, cook and make huge messes and NOT HAVE TO CLEAN IT UP! Sadly, I don't have the same at home.
I cannot recommend Casa Ombuto enough. I have shared my experience with so many people and hope that they can make the journey to Tuscany. It will be a life experience you'll never forget!