This autumn, Villa Lena in Tuscany will be hosting special weekends in celebration of the white truffle, trifola d’Alba Madonna, which grows amid the roots of oak, ash, and white poplar trees in their own forests.
Guests will learn to forage with their specialized agriculture team and Lagotto Romagnola dogs, to prepare and cook the truffles with the Chef-in-residence Guillaume Rouxel, from Le Dauphin in Paris, and enjoy multiple courses and variations of the Tuscan delicacy at degustation meals.
Set in 500 hectares of beautiful woodland, rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards; Villa Lena is much more than just a traditional Tuscan retreat. Founded as an artist residency and a hotel by contemporary art consultant Lena Evstafieva, her musician husband Jérôme Hadey and their friend Lionel Bensemoun, a successful entrepreneur and founder of the hip Parisian nightclub Le Baron, the three have collaborated on a retreat to bring together their experiences in entertainment, music, art, film and other creative fields in one place. As always at Villa Lena, guests at the Truffle Weekend will be included in the community of resident artists and musicians who will host special cocktails, a concert, and a creative workshop.
Date: first date – 9th -11th of October
Price: 600 euros per person inclusive of VAT
The package is separated into two fees. The Truffle Package includes the weekend’s gourmet menu and all the activities (which are optional, in case guests would like to opt out of one or few).
Accommodation fees are separate since there are different sized apartments on offer. Guests are invited to stay in Fattoria – old stables converted into airy apartments with tall ceilings and views over the rolling hills or the adjacent 19th century Villa.
One bedroom suite for two people – 300 euros for 2 nights
Two bedroom suite for three people – 380 euros for 2 nights
Two Bedroom Suite for four people – 520 euros for 2 nights