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“Highlight of our time in Rome”
Review of Trustevertastes

Trustevertastes
Ranked #19 of 66 Classes & Workshops in Rome
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Owner description: Trustevertastes, your cooking experience, learning about a culture through a cooking experience. We start every morning meeting you in one of the oldest market place in the ancient Rome, Trastevere; we buy what we will cook we proceed with a walking food tour through through the neighborhood. We then reach our location in a building of 15th century with the windows overlooking the magnificent Santa Maria In Trastevere basilica and its square. Be prepared to an experience through the Italian cuisine tradition you will cook an Italian full menu and you will enjoy your lunch in the elegant dining room. We will do our best to make your experience memorable, and will take away with you tastes smells and traditions as a souvenir.
Reviewed 12 May 2014

We had a wonderful time with Paula and Carlos. We started off with Paula and Carlos explored different options with us for our preferences and then put together a menu for us on the spot and then we bought all the ingredients in the market and at a few nearby shops. They took time to show some of their favorite items and local items. We selected to have a fish dish and we had some very fresh, delicious, in-season Red Tuna from the Mediterranean Sea as our main dish. We had fun with the fishmonger and with the other vendors.

We started shopping around 9:30 am and got to their nearby kitchen around 11:00 am. We made home made pasta and clams, a side of zuchinni, a side of cooked fennel, Red Tuna, and panna cotta with a sauce made from fresh strawberries. We were involved in all the dishes and learned lots of techniques and insights into how to cook in the Italian style. Paula and Carlos are definitely experts and great cooks.

About half way through, they pulled out some ham, cheese, bread and some juice and we had a delicious snack. They drizzled some olive oil over the bread and it was heaven. They make their own olive oil and they also do a class where they give an introduction to Olive Oil.

The location was beautiful. It is a fully stocked, spacious kitchen and they have a great view of the Piazza below. It was fun to wander over the window and watch life happen out on the piazza.

Paula and Carlos were easy to talk to and made the event enjoyable and fun.

The food was wonderful and we could barely walk out of there after eating so much. They even let us taste some of their homemade gelato. We finished around 2:30 pm.

We highly recommend this if you are looking for an experience different from the usual tourist sights. It gave us a taste of what it might be like to live in Rome, shop at the local markets and make authentic Italian food.

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Reviewed 9 May 2014

While visiting Rome in mid-April, 2014 ( with my family of 8) we had the most enjoyable experience meeting Paola and Carlo, during their enchanted culinary class.. Their warmth and humor, their knowledge and professionalism in preparing authentic Italian food, and the
delightful meal we shared together, will be remembered and cherished for many years ahead.

Thank you, Paola and Carlo. You were wonderful.
Judith Pottick (USA)

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Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

having been on the road for a few weeks we were keen to try something different. We arranged at quite short notice do this class on our first day in Rome. Paulo and Carlo were great very responsive and welcoming. You start the day with a visit to the market and decide on what you want to cook. After purchasing ingredients and some stops at some local shops we went to the kitchen that is set with a view out on a busy piazza with one if the oldest Churches in Rome. We had a fantastic morning preparing food, talking, had a wonderful morning tea break and then sat down to much at about one. This was really a fantastic experience and a really good way to experience Italian culture. It was definately a highlight for us and was equally enjoyed by my 8 year old and non cook husband.

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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We planned a private cooking class with just our family of four, including kids aged 12 and 8. Carlo had planned a simple but hands-on, easily accessible meal that we all could participate in making. The class lasted about 3 1/2 hours (including the eating), but the kids were never bored, and we adults learned a great deal as well. (The menu included ravioli with ricotta and lemon zest, saltimbocca, Roman artichokes, and a fennel/orange/olive salad, followed by gelato.) It is a wonderful -- and delicious -- way to learn about a culture, and I would highly recommend it to other families or groups!

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Reviewed 10 April 2014

Paula and Carlo are the best.Start by picking your meal, then shop for the ingredients. Learn how to cook it. Taste some verynice wine in the process! Exceptional day!

Thank takbill
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