Spring at the Villa
Spring is a wonderful time to visit Tuscany, the gentle green hills bright with blossoming peach and cherry trees and vineyards blooming with wild flowers. Occasionally it may be a little damp, but it’s more likely that rainy days alternate with long stretches of nice weather. Wisteria was in bloom at the beginning of the month and poppies are already dotting the fields. There are tender light green leaves on the trees and everything is so bright and colourful.
It’s a great time to be at the Villa di Geggianio in Chiswick, too…
Lovely Lunches and Divine Dinners at Persuasive Prices
To celebrate the joy of Spring’s return, the Villa is offering Lunch from just £14.90 and Dinner from only £19.90.
Treat yourself to a delicious taste of Tuscany with our sumptuous Springtime specials. Take your choice of mealtime menus and decide on the number of courses. But don’t wait for Summer – these offers will only be available until the end of May.
Dine al fresco with food prepared on the ultimate barbecue – the Big Green Egg
Many of the best restaurants around the globe use the Big Green Egg to create incredible signature dishes – incorporating them in to their kitchens as a must-have piece of equipment. We’ve put ours on the terrace.
Big Green Egg has a high profile following of chefs who love it – and we know you will too. The versatility they provide means cooking with impressive results
We’ve chosen the Big Green Egg for our Terrace because it complements the values we follow here at Villa di Geggiano. It uses natural lump chemical-free charcoal and is fuel efficient so it’s environmentally friendly. It’s a simple style of cooking that delivers great results and delicious food.
Evviva! Fionnuala Kennedy.
That’s Italian for ‘Cheers!’. Fionnuala is the March winner of our monthly Table Top Competition. Celebrate with your prize – a bottle of our estate Bandinello. Have you enetered yet? Check out the small cards on your table when you dine at the Villa
If music be the food of love, the Villa just put it on the menu
The new playlist is a mix of classical Italian with some ‘La dolce vita’ and some lounge music just in time for the warmer weather.
It’s been assembled by Simon Lawrence and created with his distinctive and sought after sound.
Simon has created the soundtracks for literally hundreds of clubs for a quarter of a century having graced the decks in over 20 countries on 4 continents and was the World’s first DJ to play at the Coliseum in Rome!
He’s also played sets at the behest of Valentino, Sir Elton John, David Furnish, Donatella Versace, Lulu & Kevin Spacey to name but a few.
Villa di Geggiano is an Open Table Dinners Choice Winner
Seasoned diners have selected the Villa di Geggiano for theOpenTable Diners’ Choice Awards this month. From cocktails to dessert, they were impressed!
Open Table Diners’ Choice Awards celebrate top-rated restaurants. The winners are selected according to real feedback from diners who booked through Open Table and dined with us. We’re delighted to have achieved this award so soon after our opening.
April Artist in Residence – Charlotte Cory
Art can be a bit of an animal – especially in the hands of Charlotte Cory. April saw the artwork of Charlotte Cory – one of the country’s leading surreal photographic artists – on display exclusively at Villa di Geggiano.
The exhibition is an imaginative, witty and informative exploration of the Brontës and the history of early photography, drawing on the Victorian craze for collecting cartes des visite – portraits once produced in their millions and now discarded. Using twenty-first century techniques, Cory creates colourful new characters for these long forgotten figures, which are at the same time poignantly reminiscent of Victorian taxidermy; animals collected and preserved for posterity in their glory, and now extinct.
There’s a new artist featured in May… watch this space