Guest Chef: Alessio Sedran
Chef Sedran is the Head Chef at the Restaurant "Le Scuderie " at the Villa VignaMaggio in Greve in Chianti, Florence, Italy.
Villa Vignamaggio is a historical 14th century manor, where Leonardo da Vinci's Monnalisa was painted, as well as, a world renowned winery.
Chef Sedran studied at Istituto alberghiero Buontalenti
in Florence, Italy learning cooking and pastry from 2000 to 2005.
Through the years he has organized and executed
catering events for weddings, parties, as well as, private dining at the home of Noble Italian's such as the Frescobaldi family.
Chef Sedran also does consulting for restaurants: Menu, personnel selection, kitchen design and participates in culinary competitions.
Mona Lisa's Smile
"Next tirne you glance at Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa, don't focus on the halfsmiling face, but notice instead the delicately painted landscape of hills, vineyards, castles, and cypress trees in the background. That's almost exactly the view you. get when you relax on the terrace outside your suite at Vignamaggio, a 400-acre wine estate in the Chianti area of Tuscany. There's no reason to be surprised: Leonardo grew up just a few miles from here.Not only that, but Mona Lisa was born in Vignamaggio, which her family, the rich Gherardinis, called home-starting in the 14th century. "Vignarnaggio was a fairly well-known winery about 500 years ago", says corporate lawyer Gianni Nunziante, who bought the 85-room Renaissance building and surrounding hills in early 1988."