Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Small-Group Italian Cooking Class in Florence submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Amazing. Outstanding. Delicious. Should be a must for everyone. Food was great. Lessons easy to follow. The chef was informational yet, entertaining. The visit to the market was marvelous as was the lecture by the market person. Loved the olive oil and vinegar demos.Reviewed by: Jay U, April 2014
This is a must do for everyone!!! Great experience! Great chefs!!Reviewed by: Florence M, USA, March 2014
We couldn't have been happier with our cooking school experience! From our visit to the market to the making of the pasta, we loved it all. Our teacher was not only helpful and entertaining, but very patient as we learned how to cook and finally enjoy our meal together. We whole heartedly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to learn to cook Italian, and have a wonderful day.
Hugh and Marcia CraneReviewed by: Marcia C, February 2014
The Italian cooking class tour was exceptional--it unfolded exactly as advertised online. The initial visit to the Florence food market was outstanding. Sonya treated us to hands on demonstration and tasting of the culinary jewels of Italy: pane, olio, balsamico, parmiagiano, vino . . . truly wonderful. Andrea, our chef teacher, was extremely knowledgeable and an excellent teacher. His teaching method was easy to follow, and he made everyone feel special. As advertised we prepared tiramisu, handmade paparadelle and ravioli, bolognese sauce--all from scratch and with our own hands under the skilled eye of Chef Andrea. And then, we got to eat--buonissimo! An overall 5 stars!Reviewed by: Stewart H, January 2014
This was our 3rd cooking class in a different country (including China and Barecelona). The trip to the market was basically to hear a presentation about some local food and customs - mostly Olive Oil, cheese and Balsamic Vinegar. It was interesting to learn about the different types and qualities of these products - and of course sample them. There is an opportunity to purchase some of the products afterwards, which we did! But, it was not a hard sell. We then walked to the Kitchen to begin our studies.
Although the class is quite basic, we did learn some new and enjoyable skills to use back home. We made Tiramisù, Ravioli, Tagliatelle (pasta) and Bolognese sauce. The class moves at a very relaxed pace and the Chefs (mostly Adrea) were charming, patient and knowlegable.
The Chianti began flowing as we finished our work and we enjoyed the efforts of our work with a nice meal and graduation ceremony...
The class had around 20 people, it was an enjoyable and different way to experience Florence. We would recommend it.Reviewed by: Robert V, April 2014