Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside

97 Reviews

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5034COOKING

Reviewed by: Lynn E S, December 2014

Fabulous day in an ancient hilltop town with Monica and her asst Alicia. We chopped, we sipped, we kneaded, we sipped, we rolled, we sipped, we filled, we sipped some more! I am a good cook but I learned many new ways to make more delicious Italian dishes. Our lunch included bruscetta, pizza, stuffed tomatoes, raviolis, lasagna, veal saltimbocca, caprese salad, and lots of red and white wine. So worth every penny, thanks for a wonderful experience!

Reviewed by: Jennifer H, October 2014

This was the highlight of our stay in Rome. Monica and her assistant Lisa were wonderful. The town was beautiful and the setting was just perfect. Food was amazing!

Reviewed by: Astrid, September 2014

Excellent experience. While market is only open on Thursdays, Monica showed us how to shop in 2 small stores for everything we needed to make a 6 course lunch of simply delicious Italian food. We particularly enjoyed our group and had a ton of fun while we learned about Italian food. Have already tried one of the recipes at home - all recipes provided to you via Web! Note that I took my reluctant husband on this trip, and he describes this as one of his vacation highlight. Good for: couples, singles, foodies, not-so-foodies. Highly recommend this and/or the Rome version.

Reviewed by: Patricia J, September 2014

A simply wonderful day with Monica. A drive out to the country where we shopped for fresh ingredients. Then to the beautiful home where we made lunch. A truly magical experience with Monica making us feel very welcome, more like friends having a lovely day together.

Reviewed by: John I, August 2014

Arriving in Rome, jet lagged, there is no better way to acclimatise that with a full day of concentrated activity. Door to door pickup and delivery was a real bonus. We also got to enjoy some Roman countryside on our forty-five minute journal to a delightful country village. After purchasing some ingredients from the local vendors, Monica, our guide and chef, introduced us to and took us through the finer points of preparing pasta. Without going into the details of the day, we learned several amazing techniques and recipes that we will take back home. I can thoroughly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to expand his/her knowledge on Italian cooking and who would enjoy something off the normal tourist track.

Reviewed by: Cynthia L, July 2014

Words can not express how much fun this cooking lesson was! My husband and I had the best time EVER and it made our Italy experience that much more special. We were greeted by our driver, tour guide, chef... Claudia. She was so much fun. It was a short drive about 45 minutes to a very small village with a population of 50. It was quaint and a lovely location. We stopped at the butchers, the fresh market for veges and fruit and then to the local market for our bread and cheese! We purchased all our fresh ingredients that we'd be cooking with for the day. We entered the home and was greeted by her assistant and everything waiting for us. We prepared food, listened to music, laughed, ate and drank lots of wine. My husband does not eat cheese so he was referred to and nicknamed "Victor No Frommagio" "Victor No Cheese"! We had a blast and met a wonderful group of friends. Just typing my review now makes me so happy and thankful we were able to experience this day.

Reviewed by: Janice C, July 2014

Had lots of fun. Wonderful experience. Monica and her coworker were wonderful. Let's not forget how delicious everything was

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Tour code: 5034COOKING