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“Personal, professional, intstructive and fun”

Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School
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Owner description: Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our apartments. Intensive cooking classes, 8 to 14 recipes per class, hands on cooking, include lunch and recipes in English. Classes also in Deutsch, Francais, Espanol. Classes: Main Ingredients and Sauces, Fish and seafood, Fresh Pasta and pasta sauce, pizza, focaccia and bread. Tuscan Cooking, Chef Paolo's favorite dishes. Fun classes, delicious dishes, easy to make recipes!
Useful Information: Activities for older children
USA
1 review
“Personal, professional, intstructive and fun”
Reviewed 5 July 2010

This cooking course was a birthday present from me to my brother during our April birthday tour of Italy. It could not have worked out better. Classic Tuscan specialties from antipasto thru dolce with a Luccan twist and spiced with humor and helpful hints. Chef Monti is a great teacher for everyone from beginners to cognoscenti. Pay attention. Learn. Make. Eat. Enjoy. Repeat. Nothing wrong with that. Worth the trip and worth going back to.

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
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“Exceptional Knowledge”
Reviewed 2 July 2010

We attended a one day class with Chef Paolo Monti during our recent trip to Tuscany. He was exceptionally knowledgeable, providing numerous tips and suggestions throughout the class. We especially enjoyed the lunch with the Chef and consider it one of the best meals we had during the trip. We will definitely schedule another class with him when we return to Tuscany and consider a week class.

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Virginia
1 review
“Great side trip from Lucca”
Reviewed 30 June 2010

Chef Paolo's cooking class is reasonable, fun, and delicious. No car? No problem, it was a semi reasonable cab ride from Lucca. He gives recipes for home use and good value both a tourist's dollar and, more importantly, time.

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Thank VirginiaEllen
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Venice, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent cooking class, fun and informative, great recipes”
Reviewed 14 June 2010

I loved the Hands-on part of the class & the cooking tips such as peeling an
onion, how to fold pasta dough over into the middle, what olive oil is best for
what dish, how to tell a good joke, presentation ideas and so on. The only
suggestion...to make everyone knows it is ok to "just taste" each dish
(not eat all of it!) I would get so full each day and I will have to go into
rehab when I go home! The tours were a wonderful addition to the cooking
classes...

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Thank roxcancook
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