The Butcher of Panzano
Macellaria Cecchini, Is the most famous butcher in Italy and the world. His restaurant and meat shop is located in Panzano in Chianti. Dario Cecchini, is known as the mad butcher of Panzano. He specialises in prepared meats, one could almost say, anything other than salumi. And in contrast to the export-oriented business of Falorni, Cecchini has entered the restaurant trade in a very original way, particularly in his Panzano restaurant Solociccia. Dario Cecchini very often serves in his shop and welcomes visitors, even those just coming to look. While the display of meat products is amazing, you’re basically coming to see Dario perform – and of course to buy some excellent eats.
If you get the chance to dine at his outdoor or indoor restaurant for dinner he has two seatings. You will be entertained by him and his staff. In addition to wonderful fun and entertainment, he will feed you beef and more beef followed by more wine than one should consume! We ate there and I had a little difficulty getting out of bed the next day, but I must honestly say it was one of the most memorable experiences I have had in Italy!