Arezzo: Cooking Class at a Local's Home
- Private group
- Duration: 4 hours
Immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.
After gathering at the tour meeting point with your guide, your walking tour through Arezzo will begin. You will learn how this city arose in the pre-Etruscan era in an area which had been inhabited since prehistoric times. This is evident through the discovery of stone tools and the so-called "Man of the Elm", which dates back to the Paleolithic. This took place near the hamlet of Olmo which occurred throughout the excavation works of a short segment of the Rome-Florence railway line in 1863. Arezzo was then one of the main Etruscan cities, and you will learn about how throughout the Roman era, especially in the republican period, Arezzo became a very important symbol of Roman expansion to the north. It was also a defensive bastion of the unborn empire. Throughout your tour you can discover the history and secrets of this city and this territory as you admire findings which date back ...
Immerse yourself in a private pasta-making class at the Cesarina's home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a glass of local wine. During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal to you the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic regional pasta recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Each participant will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines.
Arrive at the home of your expert host for a memorable private dining experience where you will taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian mothers. During an exclusive cooking demonstration, feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as your host shares the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you. Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian dining table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert. At the end of the experience, not only will you take home your official apron, you’ll also have memories that'll stay with you for life.
Shop at a local market and learn how to pick out the best produce from your expert guide. Visit a traditional Italian grocery and learn about the local offerings. Choose ingredients that inspire you, and start thinking about how you'd like to experiment with them in the kitchen. After choosing your ingredients, head back to your host's home. Get ready to cook 2 recipes of your own creation. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class in which you'll bring together your chosen ingredients to create 2 delectable dishes. Your local chef will show you the best way to bring out the flavor of each ingredient. After you've cooked your original recipes, celebrate your achievement by naming your creations. Finally, sit down for a delicious meal with your host and enjoy a selection of local red and white Italian wines. By the end of your class, you'll have added an Italian flair to your cooking ...
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