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Authentic Italian Favorites features some of the dishes I have enjoyed since I was a child, delivering vibrant Mediterranean flavors. During this hands-on cooking class, we will create a complete menu and learn about Italian culinary traditions, choosing our recipes from fresh pasta to tiramisu. We will cook, savor, and enjoy the best of Italian cuisine. Join me in unlocking the secrets of Italian home cooking and the simple techniques at the base of every great dish.

What's included

All ingredients, tools and instruction. Preparation of a full course meal paired with a world class Bolgheri wine. Tasting of local food products.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.
Options include a lunch class beginning at 11.00 am or
a dinner class beginning at 6.00 pm.

Menu

Because we use fresh and seasonal ingredients from local suppliers and farms, our menu changes based on the season.


Sample Spring Menu

Bruschetta with burrata and Tuscan prosciutto
Home made fettuccine with two meat ragu
Spinach and ricotta gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese
Marinated Mozzarella with tomatoes and fresh herbs
Baked bell peppers with olives and capers
Arugula salad with toasted pinenuts and pecorino romano
Caprese al cioccolato ­(almond chocolate cake)

 


Sample Summer Menu

Bruschetta with gorgonzola, figs and Tuscan ham
Tuscan pecorino and caramelized walnuts
Home made orecchiette with puttanesca sauce
Gnocchi di semolino with butter and sage
Beef and pork meat balls glazed with Marsala wine
Fresh salad of the season
Tuscan cantucci and vin santo (almond Tuscan cookies)

 

We cannot guarantee the availability of any particular dish but will do our best to accommodate your desires. Gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options are always available upon request.

Price

Private cooking classes start from 75 € per person and depend on the number of guests.
Fees include a membership to the Cooking In Tuscany Association.
Please contact us for more information.

Location

Cooking classes are held in my 18th century Tuscan farmhouse La Casa Toscana, located on “La Strada del Vino” (The Wine Road) between Castagneto Carducci and Bolgheri, home of some of the most prestigious wines in the world.

La Casa Toscana Loc. Vallone 194       57022 Castagneto Carducci (LI)

Transport

Closest airport : Pisa
Closest train station: Castagneto Carducci – Donoratico is served by regional trains from
Rome (2 hours, 30 minutes) or Florence (2 hours)

Transportation: For an additional fee private transfer is available upon request.

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