*COOKING CLASS* in Italian
DESINARE is an old-fashioned Florentine term for that time of day when the family would gather around the table to eat. It refers not just to the act of dining but to the ritual of conviviality, the need to take a break from work to talk, exchange ideas, renew the bonds of love that have long been at the heart of our domestic culture. Inspired by this concept, we wanted to create a place that was open to food in the broadest, most all-encompassing sense of the term: not just a source of pleasure and sustenance, but a repository of knowledge, ideas and emotions.
DESINARE is a contemporary space with an old soul, a space for learning and new gastronomic experiences in the company of people who recognize the incredible value of food culture and its ability to convey the many emotions, both great and small, of everyday life. It’s a new type of cooking school, a fusion of culinary knowhow and artisanal style in a convivial setting that lends itself to courses, demonstrations, tastings, social gatherings, events, and presentations, alongside a cookshop that reflects the DESINARE philosophy of quality and tradition
DESINARE was created inside the fascinating Florentine workshop and showroom of Riccardo Barthel, an eclectic and influential family firm that bridges the worlds of interior design, fine craftsmanship, antiques, restoration, and Tuscan lifestyle. DESINARE was conceived as a natural extension of the refined yet authentic domestic world created by interior design genius Riccardo Barthel, a place where age-old craft wisdom meets contemporary aesthetic sense, where the pleasures and culture of the table can be shared.