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There’s one loser and many winners in the Michelin Guide 2020 for the Chianti Classico area. The total number of 6 stars is unchanged with respect to 2019.

The restaurant Poggio Rosso in Borgo San Felice (Castelnuovo Berardenga) loses its Michelin star, with chef Juan Camilo Quintero, who this year has replaced Filippo Borraccino.

But there is great news for the restaurateurs in the Chianti. In the hamlet of Villa a Sesta, in the municipality of Castelnuovo Berardenga – that every autumn hosts Dit’Unto, the starred street food festival – La Bottega del 30 has had its star confirmed (in the kitchen Helene Stoquelet and Nadia Mongiat).

A star also goes to another restaurant of Villa Sesta, L’Asinello, with chef Senio Venturi in the kitchen and his partner Elisa Bianchini in the dining room.

Villa a Sesta is a real paradise for foodies, a small village with a high concentration of Michelin Stars!

From left: Helene Stoquelet e Nadia Mongiat (La Bottega del 30); Maria Probst e Cristian Santandrea (La Tenda Rossa); Senio Venturi (L’Asinello); Stelios Sakalis (Il Pievano); Giovanni Luigi Di Pirro (La Torre); Nicola Damiani (Osteria di Passignano)

Two Michelin Stars go to the municipality of Barberino Tavarnelle.

The first star is confirmed to the Osteria which is located just a few meters from the thousand-year-old Abbey of Badia a Passignano: Osteria di Passignano (which has recently started the celebratory events for its twenty years of activity), with Nicola Damiani in the kitchen and Marcello Crini.

In the Tignano countryside, between Tavarnelle and Barberino Val d’Elsa, the restaurant La Torre, inside COMO Castello Del Nero (chef Giovanni Luca Di Pirro) also confirms its Michelin star.

After they deservedly got their star back last year, in Cerbaia (San Casciano) La Tenda Rossa continues to shine (Maria Probst and Cristian Santandrea in the kitchen, Barbara and Cristiana Salcuni, Natascia Santandrea in the dining hall).

Finally, the last of the six Michelin stars in the Chianti Classico area shines brightly in Gaiole in Chianti: at the Il Pievano restaurant inside the Castello di Spaltenna. With chef Stelios Sakalis in the kitchen.

Matteo Pucci