I've read some great endorsements on this board for La Chiusa, which really excited me because I'm staying there for two nights in October. Does anyone whose been there have specific menu suggestions? Also, I see it referred to as a "big splurge" - we're definitely committed regardless, but any clues as to how big the big splurge will be?
We will also be staying in Florence and Siena, I know there's stuff on this board and am going to try to dig it out. But if anyone is not absolutely bored with these topics and has any "can't miss" eating tips, I'd love them.
Finally, we'll be spending a few nights at a place called Il Falconiere near Cortona. I've heard mixed reviews of the restaurant and we may not eat there: any insights on this place or other Cortona options?
I'm new to this board but I promise to repay all advice with detailed reviews of this trip and others - I travel a lot and all trips are planned with food as the main objective :).