**SAVE 10% with code FLORENCE10. Our LIVE classes have ended, but you can watch the recorded Cooking Class & Watercolor Workshop and still follow along. Links will be included in your box.**
Journey to magical Florence, one of our favorite cities in the world in our Summer Box! No seriously, see this blog post, we adore Italy!!! In this box, you will learn how to cook like an Italian "mamma" with Chef Patrizia Steccato...and the best part? You get to end your class by digging in to your Italian feast! Then, admire the gorgeous il Duomo, one of the must-sees in Florence, as you paint your own watercolor masterpiece with artist, Betty Ritschel (don't worry, no experience is needed and trust us, this is much needed art therapy!). This is the perfect stay-cation for solo travelers, date night, or a virtual get together with friends, let's go! ✈️🌎🍷 🍝 🎨
- A live 1.5 hour cooking class for 2 people with Chef Patrizia Steccato, printed recipes, and shopping list to create Pappa al Pomodoro (a Tuscan bread and tomato soup), Spinach & Ricotta Gnudi (Italian dumplings), and Schiacciata all Fiorentina (famous Florentine orange cake).
- A live 1.5 hour watercolor workshop for 2 people with artist Betty Ritschel, 12-color watercolor paint set (great for traveling!), 2 water brush pens, and a watercolor postcard pad.
- Special ingredients you'll use for the cooking class, snacks, and other goodies sourced from Italy.
- Virtual walking tour, Spotify playlist, key phrases, and a FREE surprise gift to get you in the Florence mood.
- 20% of all profits go to the featured artisan and chef. Thank you for supporting small businesses around the world!!
**Our LIVE classes have ended, but you can watch the recorded Cooking Class & Watercolor Workshop and still follow along. Links will be included in your box.**
Cooking class schedule:
- Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00 am-11:30 am PST
- Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 10:00 am-11:30 am PST
Watercolor workshop schedule: *If you're unable to attend a class live, you can watch the recorded version on your own schedule.
- Sunday, September 27, 2020 - 10:00 am-11:30 am PST
- Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 10:00 am-11:30 am PST
I received my Trove Box as a gift from my
daughter. It was such a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Everything in the "treasure trove" was of the highest quality.
What a wonderful experience.
I was thrilled to learn about TROVE and thankful to have met Emilie & Erika via Zoom. As it so happens, I knew the featured Chef, Patrizia Steccato Vattume who lives in Florence, Italy. On a trip to Italy in 2018, I wanted to learn to cook something from a local in each of the countries I was visiting -- Italy, Spain and France. This is where I met Patrizia, who graciously opens her home to travelers from all over the world, teaching me and my husband how to make pasta, lemon ravioli and fresh ricotta, while she made the rest of the meal. It was a joy to meet her and see her again on the screen, teaching us how to make three new dishes that come from Florence. I am thankful to Emilie and Erika, who obviously experienced the same, both with Patrizia and with Betty Ritschel, an incredible Florence artist, whose watercolor hands-on workshop was so inspiring. I feel like I met a new friend in Betty and I hope that my next trip to Florence, I can meet her in person and learn so much more. We too are small business owners (we are in the food business) and understand what a worldwide pandemic can do to small businesses. It makes my heart happy that other humans, like Emilie and Erika, feel the same way we do, that they wanted bring people together to share their love of travel and adventure, to help small businesses in their time of need, and to take us all away on a virtual vacation to make us feel alive during such a dark time. What a gift. We can't wait to go on our next Trove adventure! xoxo
I had such a great time exploring the food and culture of Florence with TROVE!! I can't believe the box comes with TWO virtual classes, both of which were so fun. The box items were amazing and I love how versatile the specialty ingredients were. The box itself was beautiful and I really left like I was receiving high-quality items. It was a unique experience to be able to connect with actual chefs and artisans from Florence. I can't wait to visit one day, but until then I'll continue to travel with TROVE!
TROVE was the absolute best way to travel abroad while staying at home! I had trips cancelled this past summer that I was sad about, but when I found TROVE, my travel itch was fixed! The Florence chef, Pat, was an absolute delight! I learned so much while learning to cook three new dishes! I also have to mention that the dishes were DELICIOUS! The Florence artist, Betty, was so skilled and taught me how to watercolor paint with grace. Even though I am not an artist, my painting turned out well thanks to Betty and her great instructions and tips! Overall, I am so pleased with my TROVE box! I cannot wait to purchase the fall box!! I am a happy customer!
This was such a great experience. The water painting became a great date night for my girlfriend and I. Chef Pat taught me how to make amazing Florence meals that I'll be able to make in the future as well. The spinach di gnocchi was a hit at my house! My "vacation" to Florence was so much fun and the box had so many goodies.