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Dinner under the Stars

2nd September 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Taste the seasons!

Join us in September to celebrate the changing seasons, creative cuisine and the very best of farm-to-table dining with American chef Sasha Grumman. Sasha has worked with leading and Michelin starred chefs throughout America and was competed on popular US TV show Top Chef which aired earlier this year. Sasha’s food is inspired by her Sicilian and California roots. The menu has been designed to highlight the best seasonal ingredients offering the freshest produce from Villa Lena’s organic vegetable gardens and the best early autumn flavours.

Connect with the Villa Lena community over a delicious rustic Tuscan menu celebrating Italian cuisine and produce with four courses of feasting including her infamous focaccia, to be enjoyed with fresh ricotta, almonds, smokey peppers and garden herbs, and a mouthwatering dolci of meringue, basil cream and late summer fruit. All of this is to be enjoyed with live music and our very own Villa Lena wines, included in the price.

The setting for this dinner will be in front of the majestic, orange hued villa with a tablescape designed artist Jess Wheeler, using the menu’s ingredients to adorn the table and create a spectacular backdrop for Sasha’s food.

Dinner ticket: 70€
Kids dinner ticket: 25€

*10% of proceeds will support the charities we have pledged to fundraise for this year, you can read more about them here
**we are not able to cater for dietary requirements
***payment in full required to secure your ticket

Please register interest via the RSVP link below and we will contact you via email to take payment



Focaccia, ricotta, almond, smoke peppers and garden herbs

Aubergine, creme fraiche, spiced honey and crispy garlic

Roasted chicken, tomato, Swiss chard, potatoes, olives and lemon

Meringue, basil cream and late summer fruit


Terms & Conditions

– Paid workshop costs will be added to your final bill at the check out. You will be charged unless we receive 24 hours notice for cancellation
– To cancel, please email with at least 24 hours notice to avoid charges
– For bookings over 4 participants please email
– Workshops with less than 2 participants will be canceled.
– At peak time workshops can be oversubscribed, but we will always do our best to ensure that everybody is able to take part in one of our experiences.
– If you do not arrive before the start time of a workshop, your spot will be offered to someone on the waitlist
– If you are on the wait-list for a workshop please feel free to show up in case of last minute cancellations, otherwise we will email you if a place becomes available
– All food workshops must be booked before 8 pm on the previous day
– Truffle experience activities and wine tastings must be booked 24 hours in advance
– This schedule is subject to change by Villa Lena management
– Children under 10 participating in workshops must be accompanied by an adult. Villa Lena is fully released from any responsibility for children.
– Attendees voluntarily participate into the Villa Lena program and acknowledge that the full responsibility for any risk or loss, property damage or any personal injury that may be sustained is not the responsibility of the Villa Lena.
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