One of our favorite fall traditions at the Beard House is our partnership with the faculty at the Apicius International School of Hospitality, a Florence-based institution that offers Tuscan-focused culinary studies. For this year's events, the instructors will be joined by their Italian students, for whom the programming is a capstone of a six-week-long intercontinental study of gastronomy and culture. The weekend-spanning event series, Tutto Toscana, includes an Italian-style cocktail party, a Tuscan-inspired brunch, and Feathers, a food-crossed-with-fashion celebration at the Astor Center. You can follow the students' progress on their blog, CiboChat. The celebration of Tuscan cuisine and style starts this Friday, October 22. Reservations for Beard House events may be booked via OpenTable or by calling 212.627.2308. Tickets to Feathers, which will be held this Sunday, can be purchased on the Astor Center's website.