Thursday, 29 November 2012

Michelin Star Restaurant 'il Palagio' at the Four Seasons Hotel, Florence

On the exact day of our 10 year anniversary, we wanted to do something very special. Before we went away to Florence, I took the liberty of reserving my husband and I a table at the exquisite Michelin Star Restaurant ‘il Palagio’.

The Restaurant is set within the luxury Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, where the waiters set aside this wonderful table away from other diners in a beautiful part of the restaurant. 

The hotel itself is located in a former convent and the Renaissance architecture and grounds are nothing short of a fairy tale and spectacularly luxurious. Their attention to detail and service is impeccable and they carefully decorated our table with rose petals which created a beautiful romantic ambiance to the occasion. As we sat down to our table, the waiter swiftly placed a delicate foot stall for me to place my bag and coat. Outstanding service!

They took such special care of us, providing us with a personal waiter, Davide, who would wait patiently nearby to serve us as though we were royalty. Towards the end of the evening, Davide had arranged for us a fabulous anniversary chocolate cake lit with a single candle which was such a sweet and thoughtful touch ♥

Davide even waited for us to blow out our candle before whisking it away to be cut and served to us for dessert. We took absolutely ages to blow out the candle as we were too busy taking pictures of it and enjoying the moment! Davide was so sweet and patient and he fully appreciated our special occasion.

For dinner, we went for the tasting menu which gave us a chance to sample many dishes the Michelin chef created. At 95 Euros per head, this was certainly a luxury treat to mark such a special occasion. It was truly an unforgettable experience and the quality and service made the price utterly justifiable.











A course they served before the tasting menu began. Unfortunately, I do not remember what it is! Tasted like mushroom pate with a cheese sauce



Crabmeat tian with ricotta cheese and roe mullet



Another course they served before the first course. Mozorella cheese with cherry tomatoes. The cheese looks like ice cream =^^=


Cautarogni pasta with pheasant ragout and porcini mushrooms


Roasted Wild Sea Bass Fillet with Crushed Tomatoes Confit and Artichokes


Roasted venison with chestnut and pear ‘acquavite’ from Caporilla






San Rossore pine nuts ‘mattonella’ parfait with Vin Santo wine zabajone & our chocolate anniversary cake! ♥




Coffee and friandises


Selection of refined cheeses with a fine selection of wine














We hope you enjoyed our ‘dining experience’ with us and gives you a reason to try out Michelin Star food. We still love steak 'n' chips and dining in 'normal' eateries. This was a special treat to ourselves :)

Lots of Love, Jen xoxo

17 comments:

  1. Aww... Congratulations! You are a beautiful couple! Thanks for sharing this special occasion on your blog.

    xo,

    Jess

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    1. Thanks Jess! Thank you for your kind comment and stopping by :)

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  2. congrats! amazing pictures! looks like you had a great time and the food looks delicious! :)

    http://sindy-ng.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Hey Sindy -- Yes the food was pretty outstanding. Wouldnt be something I eat often since the price is a little off putting ;) lol

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  3. you are so sweet to do that! i hope you two had the best anniversary! <3

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Marsa. I hope you have a lovely anniversary when you come to have yours xox Love your blog btw

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  4. The place looks fabulous and the food looked so decadent and delicious. Happy anniversary!

    xoxo,
    Suzie Q
    www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

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    1. Aww, so sweet, thank you Suzie. We was definitely spoilt and we loved every minute of it! hehe x

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  5. What a gorgeous location and the food looks amazing and almost too pretty to eat! Fine dining is a luxury but it's really all about the service and the experience - it's great to hear that you had really attentive, outstanding service and seemed to enjoy yourselves :) Happy anniversary!

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    1. Thank you sweetie! It was definitely a treat and hope to experience super fine dining again :)

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  6. That place looks beautiful! And happy anniversary thanks for stopping by my blog.
    I just followed you hope you can follow back ;)

    Xo
    Arleene

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  7. Wow!! This really is like the most beautiful romantic fairytale! Its beyond words! You can tell that everyt little detail has been given so much thought, it looks impeccable and so grand but kinda cosy at the same time...(am I overthinking it?! I can't help it I love to admire beautiful things! lol) and your food!! Each dish looks so delicious! I love the look of the pasta! I had a wild boar pasta in Tuscany...it was amazing!! The best pasta I've ever tasted! To be honest I think 95euro is a very reasonable price! I think Gordon Ramsay at Claridges is about £75pp for lunchtime tasting menu so with the currency conversion and most importantly the beautiful location, special table and private waiter...its a really good price! This is definiately going on my bucket! It looks like you guys had such a special trip to remember forever xx

    p.s. sorry for the super long comments! lol

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  8. sounds like you've had an amazing time

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  9. wow you both look so happy! hope you had a great time!

    very nice blog by the way :)
    kisses from Russia,
    Juliet

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    1. Thanks Juliet - and for stopping by! Thank you. I shall visit yours now x

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