• Borgo Santo Pietro Estate - Kitchen gardens
  • Borgo Santo Pietro Estate - Kitchen gardens
  • Borgo Santo Pietro Estate - Kitchen gardens
  • Borgo Santo Pietro Estate - Kitchen gardens
  • Borgo Santo Pietro Estate - Kitchen gardens
  • Borgo Santo Pietro Estate - Kitchen gardens

Estate < Culinary gardens

Culinary gardens

The Borgo Santo Pietro estate supplies both the inspiration and ingredients for its Michelin-starred restaurants Meo Modo (onsite) and La Bottega del Buon Caffè (in Florence).

Our culinary gardens lie at the heart of Borgo's farm-to-plate philosophy, where executive chefs Andrea Mattei (Meo Modo) and Antonello Sardi (La Bottega del Buon Caffè) design their plates from the source in collaboration with our culinary gardeners. The estate's freshly harvested ingredients are also transformed into hearty Tuscan fare at the hotel's Trattoria Sull'Albero Trattoria and used in The Borgo Cooking School.

  • Aubergines
  • Tomatoes

Vegetable field

In our vegetable field, we cultivate over 200 species of vegetables and 50 aromatic herbs. The field supplies our hotel and Michelin-starred restaurants with the highest quality selection of fresh produce. Our chefs use these organically-cultivated ingredients to create their delicious farm-to-plate cuisine.

Orchard and nut field

From the first sighting of the so-called primatìccio (early fruit) in spring through to the autumn harvest, our orchards bring forth a fragrant bounty of apples, pears, peaches, cherries, plums and quinces throughout the year. Over in the nut field we cultivate rows of walnut trees as well as a range of herbs for our natural in-house skincare rangeGuests wandering through the grounds might come across ancient trees that have borne fruit for generations, such as the maggiolino, a wild pear tree arching over the chicken sheds, which is more than 100 years old and is the only tree of its kind left in the territory of Chiusdino. While the maggiolino gains its name for the fact that it fruits in May (maggio), the enormous plum tree shading the courtyard outside the Borgo Cooking School is named by pure coincidence; it's known as the susine di San Pietro.
  • Pears
  • Apples
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