TuttoToscana – James Beard Foundation

Tutto Toscana 2023: Gala Dinner Menu

The Tutto Toscana Gala Dinner stands out as a celebration of Tuscan cuisine that captures the essence of this remarkable region. This year’s theme, “Aroma of Tuscany,” has students taking center stage in the development and execution of this extraordinary culinary extravaganza. Creating the Menu The menus for the Tutto Toscana Gala Dinner are meticulously […]

TuttoToscana 2023: The student team

Here’s the team of students involved in the program for the 2023 edition of TuttoToscana: Lauren Tippen Emily Decking Sofia Gigliotti Bryan Berkowitz Megan Sullivan Fabiana Chavez Samantha Farr  Breanna Williams Asherdee Diamond 

TuttoToscana 2023

The TuttoToscana team is getting ready to host a week full of events between the 25th and the 29th of September. We’ve asked Simone DeCastro, the Apicius faculty member who is leading the program, to share some insights into this year’s organization. How does it feel to be back organizing TuttoToscana? Organizing Tutto Toscana is […]

TuttoToscana Final Wine Roundup

Our final capstone dinner for the James Beard Foundation audience was a successful evening. Below is a roundup of the other Allegrini wines from producers Poggio al Tesoro and San Polo that were featured at the dinner. Blogpost on the dinner coming soon! Bolgheri Superiore DOC Sondraia – Poggio al TesoroBy Su Yan Ying When […]

TuttoToscana Fundraising Event: Le Formiche Take Over NY!

By Monica Liu and Daniel Yacoubian On October 23, the second event of the TuttoToscana program was held at the 632onHudson venue. 632onHudson is a four-floor, refined, and artistic building with a rooftop space in the West Village. Guests arrived at 6pm to enjoy Poggio al Sole wines, Solosole and Mediterra. Our culinary team served […]

JBF Alumni Dinner – Reconnecting with Florence

By Monica Hu and Daniel Yacoubian The James Beard Foundation FUA-AUF Alumni Night, was a magical evening. Our guests, former Career and Study Abroad alums, checked in at 6pm and received Florence campus updates in the Alumni newsletter and table assignments divided according to Florentine squares. An Italian greeting, buonasera, and a glass of Solosole […]

Memories of Tuscan Garden comes to life in Stunning Watercolors

The students of Intro to Watercolor bring to life this year’s theme, rendering the brilliant Tuscan light as colors of remembrance.

The Girl Who Counted Ants arrives in NY

By Emma Dahman and Natalia HryniukIllustration By Andrea Mancini Each year, Florence University of the Arts holds an exhibition event in New York City for their annual edition of TuttoToscana. This year TuttoToscana is dedicated to Memoirs of a Tuscan Garden, and the art show within it is titled The Girl Who Counted Ants, after […]

The 2019 TT Team

By Monica Liu and Daniel YacoubianPhotos by David Weiss Every year, the TuttoToscana program allows students to bridge two cosmopolitan cities through hospitality and food management, with the objective of bringing Tuscan culture to NYC. We’re proud to present this year’s team and give you a preview of our BOH teammates, their passions, and how […]

Tutto Toscana 2019 Wine Lineup: From Dry to Full-bodied

Bolgheri Vermentino: The Grape of the SunBy Damien Cook The Bolgheri Vermentino wine comes from the Vermentino grape. This semi-aromatic grape can be found in the Liguria region and the southern coastline of Tuscany. This grape is nicknamed the “grape of the sun” because it bathes in sunlight and warm climates. This grape is grown […]

Andrea Mancini illustrates The Girl Who Counted Ants

by Sofia Laskari and Adriana SblendorioArt by Andrea Mancini The course Art and Places: from Renaissance Florence Contemporary the Metropolis exposes its students to Florence’s art and built environment, seen under the lens of patronage and politics over times. These are always important factors impacting art. With this is mind, and to take part to […]

Second JBF Capstone Dinner Trial Event at Ganzo

By Molly GrossmanPhotos by the Author This year’s JBF capstone dinner, “Memories of a Tuscan Garden,” shares the memories of FUA-AUF President Gabriella Ganugi. For the menu, each dish will be put a twist on the original recipes from the President Ganugi’s memoir-cookbook that features recipes from family members such as her nonna. On October […]

Intro to Watercolor Takes to the Streets

The students of the Introduction to Watercolor course, taught by our TT 2019 featured artist Andrea Mancini, have been hitting the streets of Florence to work on the “Memories of Tuscan Garden” theme.

TuttoToscana Fall 2019 Wine Producers

By Paul Bozzella, Lexy Garcia, Molly Grossman, K.C. HinkleyPhoto from Unsplash TuttoToscana is a short-term academic program created to provide experiential learning for students here at FUA-AUF. The program consists of a 3-week session in Florence where the students design, prepare, and execute a menus served in NYC in locations such as the James Beard […]

Allegrini Estates

By Lauren MaherPhoto from unsplash Our TuttoToscana 2019 wines feature award-winning bottles produced by Poggio al Tesoro and San Polo. The two wine brands are represented by the Italian wine producer, Allegrini Estates. Allegrini is associated with some of the most-recognized Italian wineries in the world! The family-owned company was started by winemaker Giovanni Allegrini. […]

First TuttoToscana Trial dinner at Ganzo Sets the Stage for NY

Introduction by Lauren Maher Menu Section by Chloe StreeterPhotos by Yi Chun Tsai The Evening This past Friday I participated in the Friday Ganzo dinner service. The menu, prepared by Apicius students, features items that will debut in New York City later this month at the FUA-AUF Alumni dinner at the James Beard Foundation (Oct 20) […]

Intro to Watercolor for Tutto Toscana 2019

The students of the Intro to Watercolor course, taught by our TT 2019 featured artist Andrea Mancini, have been taking the first steps of learning the craft. These first exercises are a first approach that will lead to the development of the “Memories of Tuscan Garden” theme.

Gardens and Visions in Tuscan Art

By Innes Jettinghoff, Taylor WilliamsPhoto by Students of Advanced Digital Photography Course Home is something that is so deeply imprinted into someone’s brain that it becomes a very easy base to build off of for an artist’s imagination.  Your idea of home consists of every little detail that you grew up with, like the corner […]

TuttoToscana 2019: Memories of a Tuscan Garden

By Chloe StreeterPhoto from Unsplash TuttoToscana, literally translating to “everything Tuscan” is a study away program offered by FUA, it allows students the opportunity to travel to New York City and the privilege to partake in the team of the only academic institution invited to present at the James Beard Foundation. This will be the […]

TuttoToscana Gala Dinner

By Eva Björg Eyjólfsdóttir Last Saturday, the TuttoToscana Gala Dinner was held. Members of the James Beard Foundation attended with other partners of Florence University of the Arts. At the event, we were lucky to welcome presidents and faculty members from schools that collaborate with FUA. The menu of the night represented an exploration of […]

Dinner at the James Beard Foundation

By Eva Björg Eyjólfsdóttir, Jessica Vercota, Mary Ann Camarda, and Delany Goff On Friday, October 26th, all the students involved in the TuttoToscana program had the pleasure to attend one of the James Beard Foundation special events. The theme was Midwest Italian Meets California, and the menu explored a fusion between Italian, Indiana, and Californian […]

TuttoToscana Alumni Dinner 2018

By Delaney Goff, Jessica Vercota and Eva Björg Eyjólfsdóttir Photo by David Andre Weiss The TuttoToscana 2018 Alumni dinner served as a great way to bring together, once again, our FUA family. Our goal for this event was to transform the formal setting of the James Beard House into a friendly family gathering, bringing back […]

“My Dolce Vita”

By Delaney Goff, Jessica Vercota, Eva Björg Eyjólfsdóttir and Mary Ann Camarda The Tutto Toscana team had the pleasure of hosting an Art Event, located on the Upper East Side of NYC. This event was honoring one of our very own FUA family and team members, Andrea Mancini. Andrea is a distinguished illustrator, painter, and […]

2018 TuttoToscana Brigade

Get to know our 2018 TuttoToscana brigade. They are a from different backgrounds, and have come together to share this beautiful TuttoToscana experience. Find out about our Front of the House, Culinary and Baking and Pastry Team that have worked hard to present these events in New York. Culinary Team Ashten Garrett From: Cleveland, Ohio […]