Dario Cecchini and his Butcher’s
Dario Cecchini is an actual emblem and the perfect place to visit for those who wish to eat meat in its most innovative and creative ways. The story of this butcher’s called Macelleria Cecchini started 250 years ago, in a little town called Panzano; in the very heart of Chianti, half way between Siena and Florence.
Dario belongs to the fifth generation of butchers that have helped this place become something that is much more than a simple store. Apart from selling their meat to the best restaurants in Italy, this butcher’s offers its clients two restaurants: the Solo Ciccia and the Mac Dario, two restaurants where you can taste one of their innovative and delicious dishes for only €10.
Antica Macelleria Cecchini is not only a place where you can sit and eat excellent meat and drink marvelous wine, but it is also a place full of positive and contagious energy. Macelleria Cecchini is famous among the locals and all those distinguished travelers from the USA; and there will always be some messages left by celebrities, such as the one by Jack Nicholson, which reads as followed:
"Caro Dario, L'America sta diventando sempre pi un Paese di astemi vegetariani e puritani. Personalmente, continuo a preferire il vino rosso, le carni e le belle donne. Con affetto. Jack Nicholson.”
‘Dear Dario, America is becoming a place for teetotalers, vegetarians and Puritans. I still prefer red wine, meat and pretty women. Love, Jack Nicholson.’
Some weekdays Dario organizes what he likes to call the “Officina de la Bistecca.” This is the perfect excuse for people who want to learn how to cook meat and also enjoy a €50 menu that is exclusively dedicated to the best meat. (Check website for more information)
Due to his passion for meat, Dario is constantly traveling all around the world, telling everybody about the secrets of his art and exporting products such as the Tuna of Chianti, Cosimino, il Burro del Chianti, among others.
Now you may be wondering who Dario is… Dario is a wonderful man whose mother wanted him to explore the boring life of a banker but has now managed to make amazing art out of meat. Dario is a special person, one of those big artists and artisans Tuscany shares with the world.
We highly recommend it, you will not regret it. Should you require more information, please visit: www.dariocecchini.com
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