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Silvia Regi Baracchi

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Silvia Regi Baracchi
Il Falconiere
Member Relais & Châteaux from 1998
Località San Martino a Bocena n.370
I-52044 Cortona (Arezzo)


Relais Il Falconiere & Spa


Il Falconiere

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Story of a Chef

Silvia is really Etruscan! Born in Perugia and grew up in Cortona in the Heart of the Etruscan territory one of the most suggestive part of Tuscany.
Her family owned a restaurant and she starts her life to direct contact with the world of hotelerie. She gets by the family the passion for the cuisine, sensibility for the traditions, good food and wine. She open Il Falconiere restaurant on the 1989 and starts to cook new dishes, and realize her life focusing in cuisine and welcoming art. On the 1993 with her husband Riccardo open the first 9 rooms of their Relais. Now the rooms are 22 and the restaurant is very famous with a lot of awards: in 2002 One Michelin Star, Gambero Rosso 83/100, Veronelli 2 stars, Espresso 16/20 and many others. In short time their Restaurant and Relais reach a very high level in quality and prestigious becoming part of the world famous association of "Relais & Chateaux".
The restaurant has international customers who enjoy very much Tuscan cuisine made with great ingredients respecting the tradition, the seasons and with a touch of new presentation.
She had a lot of exchanging experiences with Chefs from all over the world whom enriched her know-how. Her cooking courses take the name from her friend Francis Mayes' book : "Cooking Under The Tuscan Sun" that are very famous and the participants arrive from many countries to learn the secrets of Tuscan traditions . Her Cookery School increase the passion for food and provide the Tuscan lovers with the skills they need to translate this love into beautiful and imaginative cuisine.
Chef Silvia Baracchi has lots of collaboration with international famous Chef, becoming an Ambassadress of Tuscan cuisine all over the world: at Dinner in the Sky in Helsinki, Bruxelles and Riga she had her highest culinary experience!
She has been honored to sign Business and First Class Menù for Areoflot, the Russian Company in 2014.
She also welcome in her land of Cortona Chef as Cannavacciuolo, Paolo Gramaglia, Claudio Sadler e Andrea Alfieri.
Silvia Baracchi has taken part as guest in many international and famous television cooking programs where she showed her way to cook and to present her dishes, as well she has been rewarded on the most popular newspapers as Sunday Times, Dove, Times Living, Food & Wine etc.
Her first literary experience is The red tastes of love: passion in the kitchen, by Trenta Editore, a funny cookbook that includes as well as 7 love stories, many flirty and tasty recipes.

Wine is another part of Relais Il Falconiere: Silvia and her husband Riccardo are the owners of the BARACCHI winery where they produce different wines: Ardito Super Tuscan, Smeriglio Sangiovese Doc Cortona and Astore (white wine) Toscana Igt.