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Instructors were very helpfull and friendly
The evening was a delight
My daughter lives in Florence, but had never taken a cooking class and I had always wanted to try one. This was perfect. Easy to meet our guide to the school with about 13 other english-speaking people. The school was well equipped for all of us. We made a wonderful appetizer, an amazing potato gnocchi with a white sauce (ground veal, pork and chicken, with vegetables and wine), the best chicken caccitore and a dessert with strawberry gelee, panna cotta-like top and fresh fruit on top of that. They give you all the recipes and I am sure these dishes all have wonderful names, but I don't have them in front of me now. I know we added brandy to something - but I have no idea what. Cooks were helpful, knowlegable, forgiving (I can't roll gnocchi it seems) and a lot of fun. We ate all our courses downstairs in this old wine cellar which was atmospheric and restful after all our cooking. Would do this again in a heartbeat.
The evening was one of the highlights of our two-week trip to Italy. Great fun and great food. Probably the best bolognese sauce I've ever had.
This was one of the highlights of our trip. It was also the anniversary of our friends in the class and my wife's birthday. The cooking crew made it special with candles on the cake we had made for dessert. It was a lovely experience and we left with recipes that we can make at home. . . .We hope to do it again on our next visit!!!
Great evening and so well organised. The staff were very passionate about their job and a lot of fun. We attended another class the next day at another venue with a one Michelin star chef and this one was far superior. Would recommend and would definitely do another class with them. It was hands on and we picked up,little tips.
Great experience the Chefs were excellent. The food was amazing.
I attended this class with my husband and another couple. We all had a great time (including the men who are not cooks) and were very impressed by the organization of the program. Everyone had a chance to help in the preparation of our delicious meal of eggplant caprese, homemade egg pasta with fresh tomato sauce, stuffed chicken in puff pastry and crema catalana (like a creme brulee). The teachers were helpful and amusing. Dinner was served downstairs in a lovely setting complete with wine. It was a lovely change of pace from all our sightseeing.
We'll this was so much fun. Staff were brilliant and very interested about sharing their tips and love of food. Produce was fresh and fabulous. Great for if you know how to cook and just want some local tips and tricks or if you are a beginner. Dinner was yummy and fun - lots of really nice people were doing this so don't be shy! I was alone and had a ball!
Fabrizio and his assistants were very entertains and the dinner we all made was delicioso!!! We highly recommend this your for one of your dinners in Florence.
Fun evening, great Italian cooking experience! We worked in groups of four preparing dinner containing four
different dishes including dessert (Tiramisu- delicious and simple). As we've been told every time the menu is different and most likely will include ingredients that are in season at the time. After we've completed cooking we were invited to the cellar/ dining room where we got to eat what we made plus lots of red wine!
Great experience. Learn some traditional Italian dishes, eat them afterwards with some local wine; and the best part is you can reproduce them at home as they give you a little recipe booklet.
Absolutely awesome!! Chef and personal had fun personalities and were enjoyed by everyone!
We had the most amazing time at this cooking class!!! I went with my 11 year old daughter expecting a class where we would be doing not very much in terms of cooking but I was completely surprised. We prepared a complicated 4 course meal with the help of these very attentive, friendly, talented young tuscan chefs that was so delicious and seemingly simple. It was the best food we ate in Florence and we met some lovely travelers as well. I highly recommend this course as one of the highlights of our vacation.
So much fun. Great instruction. Excellent facility. Very professonally run. Would definately do something like this again.
A wonderful way to spend an evening in Florence! Highly recommended for anyone interested in food and wine. The instruction was fun, and the recipes were easy to reproduce at home. Highly recommended!
Francesco and Allesandro were excellent! There was a real mix of people, groups and individuals, which added to the overall experience. The food was delicious and we have since treated family back home to our new culinary skills.
Thank you Alessandro and co. for a great night of good fun and great food. Definitely recommend this tour for anyone interested in food (cooking or eating)!!
This was so much fun! Alessandro and the staff were warm, entertaining, and very good teachers! We learned a lot, and it was delicious. (The quality of the ingredients was superb, and the wine was very nice too!) We plan to hold the same class for our friends at home!
We have taken several cooking classes in the past but this one just tops them all! Our chef instructor was Fabrizio. He was a very funny, charming man! We cooked a 4 course meal (eggplant caprese salad, chicken rollatini'esque dish, fresh pasta with a delicious capers sauce, and crema catalan (custard). The food was amazing and to top it off, we drank lots of wine with dinner. The couple we were paired up with were really fun and added to the experience!
Great experience - would highly recommend it. The instructors were terrific and the food we made was excellent. Great value for the price!
Just like what everyone says, it was a blast. I surprised my husband with the dinner and he really enjoyed getting dirty in the kitchen. We learned some surprising secrets from the chef, who was delightful, funny and truly enjoyable. I highly recommend it as it was very professionally run and we met people from all over the world from the USA, Canada, Spain to Australia.
The cooking class was fun and educational. The time went so fast. The chef and his assistants were friendly and professional. I would definitely do this again.
An excellent experience led by 2 brilliant chefs! Everything had been prepared for us in advance an on arrival we were split into 4 groups of 5. Each of the chefs supervised 2 of the groups. We were shown exactly what to do and the chefs continually checked on us throughout the preparation of the 4 courses. I was surprised and delighted to discover that the dishes were quite complex. When the cooking was finished we adjourned to the cellar to eat the fruits of our labour! The meal was fantastic, one of the best I ate on my short stay in Florence!
What a great time! My daughters and I took this class hoping it would live up to the reviews. It sure did! It was one of the best cooking classes I've ever taken, and I've taken quite a few. The chefs and helpers were professional, knowledgeable, and fun! The menu choices were tasty and just challenging enough ( i.e. making crepes) to keep us engaged without feeling intimidated. I would recommend this class to anyone visiting Florence for an evening of enjoyable learning, good food and friend-making, and just plain fun. It was a highlight of our two-week Italy trip!