Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside
Your tour begins with pickup from your hotel in Rome. Your guide will take you off the beaten path to the ancient village of Mazzano Romano, where you’ll visit the local market to acquire all the necessary ingredients for your class. Your guide will give you tips for selecting the best and freshest vegetables, eggs, spices and meat. Then it’s time to start cooking!
Your cooking lesson takes place in a fully equipped, typical Roman kitchen. Under the guidance of your chef, you will learn how to prepare a four-course Italian meal, including three different types of homemade pasta. You will also learn how to match each dish with suitable wines, selected from the best local varieties. Of course, no Italian cooking experience would be complete without sampling your creations – when you have finished in the kitchen, you’ll gather round the table with your fellow aspiring chefs, sip some wine and taste the delicious Italian meal you have prepared.
On the way back to your hotel in Rome, you’ll be taken to the nearby village of Calcata, a thriving old town known for its restaurants, galleries, cafés and shops. Calcata makes a perfect end to a truly unique Roman vacation experience. Please note, the visit to Calcata is only included when traveling between November 2014 - March, 2015.
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Small Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside
- Cooking lesson and lunch
- Use of apron and cooking utensils
- All ingredients for your lunch
- Small-group cooking class (maximum 12 people)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Vegetarian cooking classes can also be catered for, please specify when booking
- A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
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.