The Restaurant Francy in Montecatini, within the environs of the Hotel Montecatini Palace, is a convergence of tradition and modernity.
On its à la carte menu you will come across Italian gastronomic dishes retouched with a “something” belonging to the most gratifying international cuisine. There is tartare di chianina with sale rosa ai cappellacci di baccalà with sugo alla livornese. These exquisite dishes are varied every month in keeping with the seasons' varieties. Fresh produce is selected in the early mornings. Local foodstuffs are preferred.
The internal décor is characterized by sophisticated grey and crème tones, and there are stained-glass windows that face towards the outside. When the weather is pleasant, guests can lunch or dine in the open air. There is a hi-tech gazebo that protects guests from the sun and allows diners to enjoy the summer breezes. Water jets and electronic lighting upon the hotel's façade make evening gatherings enjoyable and satisfying.
TASTINGS AND COOKING LESSONS:
Francy is not just a restaurant—it is also a workplace of art and exquisite taste.
Have you ever dreamt of learning the secrets of Tuscan cuisine? Put on your apron! Place your hands in the flour! Let our chef take you along discovering his best dishes including appetizers and desserts. Upon request you can organize private or group cooking lessons.
Our olive oil, wine and chocolate tastings are a journey among the flavors and enchanting aromas of Italy. From the reds of San Gimignano to the Vermentino of Bolgheri...from salamis to specially selected cheeses accompanied with honey and preserves...from the best olive oils to hand-made chocolates...you will be plunged into a full-immersed experience that will reawaken all five of your senses.
If you thirst for a cocktail, coffee or afternoon tea, we have two bars. The first is in the hall, and is furnished with soft leather chairs and exotic fittings. It is open from 14.30 (2:30pm) to 24:00 (12:00 midnight). The second is positioned on the luminous roof terrace at poolside. It is ideal for a cocktail with a panoramic view or a light tasty snack. It is open from 10.00am to 20.00 (8pm).