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  • Location:Florence, Italy
  • Duration:4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

Try your hand in an Italian kitchen on this 4.5-hour cooking class in Florence. Set in a historic palace, learn how to whip up an authentic 4-course dinner with the help of an expert instructor. Craft Tuscan classics such as fresh pasta, chicken stew and tiramisu for dessert. Reward your hard work afterward with a feast of your creations, paired with delicious Tuscan wine. Numbers are limited to 12 in this small-group workshop in order to keep your experience intimate.  

Highlights

  • 4.5-hour small-group evening Tuscan cooking class in Florence
  • Learn to create a classic Tuscan dinner in a beautiful palazzo setting
  • Discover the secrets of dishes such as Tuscan Hunter’s Chicken and tiramisu
  • Create a 4-course menu with guidance from an expert local chef
  • Enjoy your dishes over dinner with complimentary Tuscan wine
  • Receive a recipe booklet to recreate your dishes back at home
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your chef in a small-group class limited to 12 people

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What You Can Expect

Tuscan Cooking Class and Dinner in Florence

Learn the secrets of Tuscan cuisine on this small-group cooking class

Your Tuscan cooking class will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your small group near Piazza Santa Trinita. Follow your instructor to the medieval Tuscan palace across the Arno River where the cooking school is located.

Soak up the views of the iconic Ponte Vecchio as you cross the Arno before making your way into the modern kitchen. Tie on your provided apron, roll up your sleeves and get to work with the guidance of an expert chef. The menu tends to vary but typically comprises chicken stew, potato gnocchi and a dessert, such as the popular tiramisu. (A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section below.) Hear about Tuscan culinary techniques and traditions as you prep and cook your meal.

Afterward, reap the benefits of all your hard work! Seated around your fellow chefs, enjoy your creations with a glass of local wine.

Once your stomach and taste buds have been sated, your Tuscan cooking class will conclude at the palace. You’ll leave with a recipe booklet so you can recreate your dishes back home.

Itinerary

Sample Menus:

Mondays:
Appetizer:
  • Eggplant caprese (tomato and mozzarella salad)
First course:
  • Potato gnocchi (dumplings) Meat sauce Bolognese or pesto alla Genovese (pesto and basil sauce)
Second course:
  • Tuscan Farmer’s Chicken (chicken stew)
Dessert:
  • Tiramisu (cocoa, espresso and mascarpone cheese pudding)

Tuesdays:
Appetizer:
  • Vegetable millefoglie (vegetable stack)
First course:
  • Spinach and ricotta-filled ravioli
Second course:
  • Tuscan Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew)
Dessert:
  • Chocolate soufflé

Wednesdays:
Appetizer:
  • Zucchini Parmesan (baked zucchini and Parmesan cheese)
First course:
  • Cannelloni pasta and sauce
Second course:
  • Chicken Marsala (chicken and mushroom casserole with Marsala wine)
Dessert:
  • White chocolate mousse with chocolate rum sauce

Fridays:
Appetizer:
  • Potato brocatelle (soufflé)
First course:
  • Fresh pasta and sauce
Second course:
  • Chicken Tartara (chicken in mayonnaise-style sauce)
Dessert:
  • Ricotta cake with pineapple sauce

Drinks:
1 bottle of wine for every four people

Customer Reviews

Nicole N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our cooking class was absolutely wonderful.The food we made was delicious and so much fun to create! I really can and #39;t leave out Alessandro, our chef and leader, who was everything from professional to helpful to hilarious. I would do this again and again.

Timothy C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Our cooking class and our Chef Francisco was truly amazing, his knowledge and humor made this very fun and a highlight of our time in Florence that we are still talking about, the ingredients where very fresh and of an excellent quality and his cooking expertise showed his deep knowledge and the art involved in cooking along with his enthusiasm and professionalism was very much appreciated and please pass along mine and my Girlfriend thanks for an excellent experience

Patricia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was absolutely one of the best experiences we had. Our chef was knowledgable and funny. Our group was small and the food was amazing. Well worth the money as you get cooking lessons, an awesome 4 course dinner and wine.

Rudy R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great class. Not only where the chefs and staff friendly, the other people taking the class were fun too. You start by cooking the meal then you sit down and eat. It's a wonderful way to spend a night in Florence if you are into food.

Steve N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My wife and I were the only people that showed. The chef was humble, talented, and very willing to explain things in detail. I know it may have been different if more people were there, but Im sure he would acclimate to a larger crowd nicely. The food we cooked came out excellent, we actually learned a few things and the overall experience with eating dinner down in their wine cellar was an awesome experience.

Alan d

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an awesome experience! Alessandro was our chef for 4 of us at one station and 5 at another. We were able to participate in making the appetizer, gnocchi, sauces, chicken dish and dessert. Alessandro was very patient and made sure everyone was involved in the cooking. After we were done, we went downstairs to a lovely dining area and were served our dinner with wine. It was great fun and everyone in the class appeared to be having a great time!! Great value for the money - and you get the recipes to take home.

Alvin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

The food was delicious and the experience was great! I would do it again!

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Valerie with Walks of Italy and bus driver Michelina through our Viator purchase were quite amazing! It was very apparent she enjoyed her job and was quite well versed in the history and knowledge of everywhere we went. She spoke great Englis b and had lots to suggest.

Elizabeth A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We traveled to Italy for my mother's 80th birthday and did many wonderful things during our stay. The cooking class in Florence was one of the highlights of the trip. It was enjoyed by all 10 of us.

Michelle

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My daughter and I took this cooking class our first night in Florence and it was a great way to learn Italien cooking and enjoy meeting other tourists. The recipes were delicious, plenty to eat and wine to drink and nice company to enjoy it with. The chefs were terrific. A little crowded with 20 people but we also took a pastry baking class with them in the afternoon and had a private lesson. Same chef and he was great. We made biscotti and cannoli so and we loved it!

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