Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

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  • Location: Florence, Italy
  • Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2428C1
Make like a real Tuscan cook on this 4.5-hour evening cooking class in a historical palace (palazzo) in Florence. Working in a modern kitchen in the old building, learn how to create a quintessential Tuscan 4-course dinner of staples such as Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew), fresh pasta and ‘tiramisu’ (cocoa, espresso and mascarpone pudding). Gain valuable insider tips from an expert local chef, and then enjoy your dishes during a convivial dinner, complete with well-matched Tuscan wine.

Receive personalized attention on a small-group class limited to no more than 12 people.

Highlights

  • Free drinks included
  • Dinner included
Meet your guide and the rest of your small group near Piazza Santa Trinita in central Florence. After making your introductions, walk to the nearby cooking school, housed in a medieval Tuscan palazzo across the Arno River.

As you cross the river, stop to admire the views of the magnificent Ponte Vecchio. Then, when you arrive at the school, head inside and find your allocated spot in the modern kitchen.

Next, listen avidly as a friendly, expert chef talks you through the 4-course dinner you’re about to cook.

Your menu will vary according to the day of your class and the availability of ingredients, but typically, you can expect to prepare a classic Tuscan meal of favorites such as potato gnocchi (dumplings), Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew), and a dessert such as tiramisu. See the Itinerary below for sample menus.

Put on your supplied apron and set to work following the provided recipes. As you prep, get helpful tips from the chef and gain valuable insights into local culinary traditions and techniques that you can use to impress family and friends back home.

With your meal ready, take a seat at the communal table in the charming dining area and savor your finished dishes in the company of your fellow cooks. As you eat, enjoy a glass of wine — your experience includes a complimentary bottle shared between four people.

Discuss your efforts with your companions and learn the strengths and weaknesses of your dishes in the eyes of your chef.

After your convivial meal, receive a recipe booklet to take home with you and then say your goodbyes. Your tour ends when you leave the cooking school.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from central Florence
Departure Time:
5:15pm
Duration:
4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Return Details:
Concludes at the cooking school at 9:45pm

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Pricing information

Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence
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Inclusions:
  • Cooking class
  • Expert local chef/cooking assistant
  • Dinner accompanied by 1 bottle of wine for every four people
  • Recipe booklet to take home
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for child aged 8 and under
Itinerary:
Sample Menus:

Mondays:
Appetizer:
  • Eggplant caprese (tomato and mozzarella salad)
First course:
  • Potato gnocchi (dumplings) Meat sauce Bolognese or pesto alla Genovese (pesto and basil sauce)
Second course:
  • Tuscan Farmer’s Chicken (chicken stew)
Dessert:
  • Tiramisu (cocoa, espresso and mascarpone cheese pudding)

Tuesdays:
Appetizer:
  • Vegetable millefoglie (vegetable stack)
First course:
  • Spinach and ricotta-filled ravioli
Second course:
  • Tuscan Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew)
Dessert:
  • Chocolate soufflé

Wednesdays:
Appetizer:
  • Zucchini Parmesan (baked zucchini and Parmesan cheese)
First course:
  • Cannelloni pasta and sauce
Second course:
  • Chicken Marsala (chicken and mushroom casserole with Marsala wine)
Dessert:
  • White chocolate mousse with chocolate rum sauce

Fridays:
Appetizer:
  • Potato brocatelle (soufflé)
First course:
  • Fresh pasta and sauce
Second course:
  • Chicken Tartara (chicken in mayonnaise-style sauce)
Dessert:
  • Ricotta cake with pineapple sauce

Drinks:
1 bottle of wine for every four people
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Mark C, September 2015

This was well worth the time and money! You have four to six people who you cook with and there is plenty of room. The chefs do a great job in showing you and helping you if necessary and salvaging if you really mess up. Everyone at all the tables eat together at the end of the night and your with people from literally everywhere. Oh yes, they supply you with plenty of wine. We made some great friends that night and have been in contact long since our trip was over. We highly recommend this!

Reviewed by: Brittany B, September 2015

The Cooking Class was great! This was one of our favorite experiences from our two week trip to Italy. The chefs who guided us were both hilarious and helpful. After cooking a four course meal which took about two hours, we enjoyed the fruits of our labor for another hour while drinking wine. All in all, the cooking class was a lot of fun and also a good value. If you're looking for an enjoyable and unique evening in Florence, be sure to not miss this experience! Highly recommended.

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Tour code: 2428C1