I have already told you about Pistoia that has been called “city of green” because of its nurseries plant & greenhouses , exporting plants & trees all over the world to create fab private & public gardens /parks ,right?
This time I wish to share with you this beautiful location where having a yummy & relaxing aperitivo , in spring & summer time only , just open last July , in a rural – chic location immersed in the nature of tall trees & plants – the greenhouse by Mati Piante since 1909 in Pistoia – www.piantemati.com – & with an organic garden with aromatic herbs used to cook tasty Tuscan receipes with the vegetables from the same garden.
A lovely evening spent with my girlfriends sipping a good wine from a local winery introduced by the owner of the wine estate and followed to an interesting guided tour of the garden by the chef Vincenzo Volpe & the owner Paolo Mati ( who also runs the Restaurant “ToscanaFair” open for lunch & dinner ) who explained us every different kitchen garden production starting from an original kind of tomato called of the ” viandante ” – in English “of the wayfarer”- to another Mexican light green one , with short leaves as a nut shell , the small yellow watermelon, the red chicory & the garlic aromatic herb & many more including a very original variety of bicromatic sage .
A concert of smells & flavours all over in the fresh air of the night & what I felt most was the passion they have for their two jobs: growing plants to dress up the envirronment & vegetables to enjoy the palate & the sight 😍🌳🌲🌿🌺🌾🍡🍅🍊🍆
Well done Mati Piante since 1909 in ….Pistoia , of course, wherelse?