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Cooking Authentically Italian

Antonio is a gifted chef who loves traditional Sicilian food. He was most enthusiastic and took our... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephanie L
Rothesay, New Brunswick, Canada
Highlight of our family trip

This was a perfect family day cooking on a gorgeous property that was once a Benedictine monastery... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
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Our cooking classes with chef Antonio allow you to immerse yourself in the culture and lifestyle of Sicily and learn to cook authentic Sicilian cuisine in an informal and friendly environment.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
C.da Plaia degli ucelli, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
+39 348 651 5061
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Antonio is a gifted chef who loves traditional Sicilian food. He was most enthusiastic and took our group of 6 through a most delightful evening of cooking, exploring different tastes of foods, sharing theory on cooking and all with a backdrop of a wonderful view...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a perfect family day cooking on a gorgeous property that was once a Benedictine monastery overlooking the Mediterranean. The chef was patient with our teenagers with no cooking experience and had a few tricks to impress my foodie interests in the kitchen. A...More

1  Thank j0sephdaly
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Five stars ⭐️ for Antonio is not enough praise for an informative, hands on, welcoming, educational and delicious day, filled with homemade dishes. He taught all of us great technique, ideal food chemistry, with a well thought out menu. We enjoyed the fruits of our...More

Thank rjbakes
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Cookery Course Friday 4th May 2018. What an excellent way to spend an afternoon learning about traditional Sicilian dishes with Antonio. Antonio is an exceptional host and chef. We learnt so much in one afternoon and have even had chance to replicate these at home....More

Thank Neil G
Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Three generations cooked and ate and drank and enjoyed every minute of this experience. Antonio could not have been more knowledgeable or delightful. It was a true highlight of our stay in Bella Cefalu.

Thank patscape
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We took the one-day cooking class with Antonio on the 12th of September. We had booked the class via e-mail, which was very easy and communication leading up to the class with Cinzia was so friendly and efficient! The class started at 11:30 and we...More

Thank Miss_Taylor_84
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We did the one-day cookery course, preparing a four-course Italian meal. It was both informative and great fun. After preparing the food, we enjoyed the most delicious 4 course meal of our trip, accompanied by a selection of tasty Sicilian wines. Villa Palamara was the...More

Thank Danielle K
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Learning to cook Scicilian food in a monastery built in the 1200s. Eating the lunch on top of the roof looking out at the Tyrrahnnine sea! The is an experience of a lifetime. Thank you Antonio and Rosa!

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A wonderful experience with Antonio! We spent a few pleasant and tasty hours there. We cooked a 4-course meal

Thank yaryarfr
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We went with our good friends up to the beautiful villa and had a once-in-a-lifetime experience with our wonderful teacher, Antonio, and made a delicious Sicilian meal in a gorgeous setting. Antonio was a great teacher, very patient and kind, and taught us all about...More

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Response from Liz D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I attended this course with my sister-in-law and we too are seniors. It was a great day essentially from about 10 to 3.15 although we stayed longer (see below). There were eight participants from various corners of the... More