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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

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.

Gordon F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

It lived up to all expectations and more!.I was surprised to find that I was the only Englishman amonst very friendly American and Canadians,except that they were reluctant to toast The QueenBut when I reminded them of their next possible president,Trump, all was forgiven..The evening was so well organised and much time was save by our chefs in pre-preparation. The meal was well balanced ,very Italian and delicious and well cooked by my 4 companians,with some help from me..The wine went well with the food and was generous,especially as one lady didnt drink!! There was a wow factor as we entered the cellar resturant to eat our meal.An experience never to be missed and hoped to be repeated on another day with different food. Gordon

William M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Deliciously Florence with new friends as the frosting on the cake!

dnebuloni

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Different evening in Florence with this cooking class: a couple of hours to cook (from starter to dessert) and then relaxing time to taste all the plates! The chef was fun and good - we prepare even a gluten free plate (gnocchi) and everything was tasting amazing. The kitchen was clean and all tools are available - we also had a small recipe book about what we cooked during the night. Totally recommended if you want to have a special and fun dinner in Florence!

Irene P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

fabulous evening and the chef was fantastic and I learned so much!

italy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

the most fun the 4 of us had in Rome. Chef was very personable, and patient. Great evening

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