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Tour code: 2428C1
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

Donna N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time enjoying this class! Alessandro is an excellent chef who kept us having fun the entire time.

Katherine W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We had a great time learning to cook with our Italian chef. The group was small and there were plenty of instructors to help the main chef with the instructions. The chef was very experienced and very patient will all the students. I would recommend it highly as a break from all the museums and churches and the best part is you get to eat your creation at the end!

Jennie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

loved this cooking class! great way to learn a few tips and meet people and a great family activity.

Joseph D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great fun and a very enjoyable evening in every way. The chef was informative and instructive, the meal was delicious and our fellow guest were wonderful.

Blanca United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

My boyfriend and I did this cooking class with a couple of friends, and it was a nice experience to do together. We cooked in small-groups with the chef, and he was very good at explaining and getting us all engaged in participating in the cooking. We cooked a few Italian dishes, including gluten-free gnocchi, which we really enjoyed, chicken with mushrooms and a chocolate dessert. Very enjoyable evening, would recommend!

Terry F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The cooking class was great fun and a fantastic learning experience. The food we cooked was delicious and the restaurant folks were very generous with the wine. We will treasure this experience and use the knowledge gained in our own kitchen for many years to come.

Wanda K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Really enjoyed this class. Great food and wine. Learned some cooking tips and recipes.

Lara S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Alessandro was a great instructor. I'm not much for cooking, but signed up for this class for my husband's benefit. It turned out to be a lot of fun. I learned some new techniques and recipes. And the meal itself was delicious! Plus we had a good time visiting with others in our class over dinner. It's a great way to spend an evening in Florence!

Frank B United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great experience! Lots of fun. Would definitely do this again

jrluciano2

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

I would recommend this cooking class in Florence. The Tuscan meal is really different, not the usual pasta and dessert. The chef is very talented and experienced with groups, kitchen was ultra clean and everything was ready for us to begin right away. The Tuscan hunters stew was excellent as was the vegetable millefoglia and spinach raviolis plus choc mousse. Enjoyed meeting and working with other visitors and relaxing afterwards with the group to savor our dinner.

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