Air New Zealand Activities

Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Rome

177 Reviews

  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration: 5 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5034ROMEFOOD

Reviewed by: frank, July 2015

This was one of the best times I had while I was in Rome. Federico was great and very funny. Both he and Nicoleta really made this a great time. I would highly recommend. I can't wait to go back!!

Reviewed by: Hillary S, July 2015

Incredible experience!!! Chef Federico is funny and incredibly talented. I LOVE to cook and this was the absolute highlight of my dream trip to Italy. Could not recommend this experience more highly! Will remember this experience for the rest of my life!

Reviewed by: Amanda M, July 2015

So much fun and so much food! Very delicious and great easy recipes to make at home!

Reviewed by: Lucas, July 2015

FANtastic!!!! Chef Federico was awesome! I knew my wife would love this but so did I. Federico was entertaining, informative and the food was excellent. We made it sort of like he did when we returned home. It was really neat to see the markets where they bought the food. Great experience to bring your family. Well worth the money. Unrelated to the class, I was displeased with the front office who told me to be at a different place than the meeting place. When I called they said if we didn't show up at 9:15am 9:30am start they would leave us behind we had a bus show up 30 minutes late. We did make it on time 9:17am and they weren't there. We called and they said they would be there in 10 minutes so it's ok for them I guess. However, Chef Federico and his assistant Nichole were looking for us and spotted us searching. They said they would have waited for us no problem. So long story short, front office was a mess but do this anyways because Chef Federico made it all better!

Reviewed by: A. Edward F, July 2015

GREAT experience and the food was incredible! can't wait for the recipe's to arrive! Federico was excellent ant the location was also!

Reviewed by: mem_rose, July 2015

Federico was our chef for the day. He was an excellent teacher - explained well the theory behind what we were doing to help us understand the concepts behind the food we were making.

The day started with a tour of the local markets to buy the ingredients for our menu. The markets were colourful and filled with delicious, fresh ingredients.

We then returned to an apartment nearby to begin cooking. We began with preparing the tomatoes for the base sauce. Next we made two types of pasta dough - one with semolina/water the other with flour/egg.

There was a choice of red or white wine that was plentiful.

Federico made the sauces, all the while explaining what he was doing and why. I found it really interesting and gained some great tips.

We ate three different pasta/sauce dishes, veal with a lemon sauce ending with fresh strawberries with balsamic and mint.

This was a really fun day. Federico is entertaining and knowledgeable. His assistant did a great job behind the scenes. Thank you so much to both of them.

I'd highly recommend this tour as something different from the traditional Rome experiences.

Reviewed by: Allison F C, June 2015

We ended up only have 4 people in the cooking class, so it felt like a private lesson! Fabio met us at the Campo di' Fiori outdoor market, and took us to his preferred vendors to select fresh vegetables, meats and breads for our class. He then took us on an unexpected short walking tour of the neighborhood...where he seemed to know everyone we bumped into! The cooking class was held at his gorgeous two-story with rooftop deck apartment, within 5 minutes walking distance from the market. We made three types of pasta, bruschetta, broccoli and zucchini and strawberries with balsamic dressing for dessert. DELICOUS meal! The only reason I gave it four stars instead of five stars was because we did not get to actually cook any of the food only preparation...Fabio had a kitchen staff for cooking. Additionally, we only shared one bottle of wine during the meal. It would have been nice to have wine during the preparation process also. However, Fabio was a fabulous cook and host, and we had a great time! Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants a local, unique experience while visiting Rome. Be warned that it will take up your entire day though...9am-3pm.

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Tour code: 5034ROMEFOOD