THE TUSCAN KITCHEN
The name alone suggests a warm, inviting home, tastefully decorated with a wooden table, richly-coloured Italian majolica and quality tabletop items, all creating the perfect atmosphere for a fine, hearty meal with family and friends. In 1997 Gerri and Mauro Schelini originally opened The Tuscan Kitchen in Cordova Bay, a beautiful residential neighbourhood in Victoria, British Columbia. In 1999 they expanded to their current downtown location at 653 View Street, outside The Bay Centre. The Tuscan Kitchen has hundreds of pieces of majolica in dozens of patterns, many of them unique. There are bright, bold patterns typical of the Italian town of Deruta, and other charmingly sophisticated ceramics from Tuscany, Umbria, and Puglia.
Beyond ceramics, The Tuscan Kitchen carries elegant everyday tableware, linens and a large selection of culinary tools and gourmet foods from around the Mediterranean. You’ll find flatware from Bugatti and Mepra, table linens from Tissus Toselli, Linen Way, Couleur Nature and Mierco, and professional culinary knives by Shun, MAC, Global & Messermeister. Also, from Germany, the Rösle "open kitchen" system of stainless steel rails and tools, at home in great kitchens everywhere.