What is the cooking class all about? Is it something that a regular cook would enjoy and learn from or would it be to basic?
Good evening Mr. Ryan G, you will prepare a typical tuscan starter,some kind of pasta, sauces and a delicious dessert. The price is 100€ per person and you will eat what you have prepared! The lessons are suitable for both beginners and more experienced guests. The mission of the course is to learn the basics of Tuscan cooking having fun. You will not be disapointed!
chef taught us to make pasta from scratch using just our hands, knife and rolling pin - no special equipment. they served us appetizers and wine during the class. we also made bread salad & dessert. dinner is also included in 100Euros where they serve you the pasta that you made plus more wine. i love to cook and never made pasta from scratch before. it was a wonderful experience for me and i've duplicated the pasta at home and now my kids request it.
The pasta cooking class I went on was part of a tour of a vineyard. We learnt how to make the pasta and then cook it and then eat it. It was all part of a packaged trip, so no idea how much it actually cost, but a one hour tour with wine tasting starts at 20 Euros and the 3 hour tour with lunch is 40 Euros. Take a look at Colleverde Vineyards.
We did not participate during our stay,so can't give an opinion. During our visit to Florence I noticed that in the Central Market they also had a cookery school which looked like a very professional setup which may appeal to you, It's on the first floor,and if the food you cook is anything like what is being sold here it will be tremendous.
Yea, agree it was a bit pricy. But, then again, I had never made pasta from scratch so how do you value that? The Chef even taught us green pasta (same recipe but with eggs mixed with spinach). We drank wine while cooking and appetizers followed by eating our own dinner an hour afterwards (well, mostly ours. The Chef added a "main course" to our dinner that we didn't participate in). And, of course, more wine at dinner.
Sorry we did not take part in the cooking class, there were too many other activities that we had planned to do during our stay here.
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