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One of the highlights of our trip. Our guide/chef/hostess Monica was wonderful. The tour turned out to be only my husband and I. Monica took us first to the beautiful scenic village of Calcata, where we walked around for about 30 minutes. Then, she drove us to Mazzano Romano, where we visited a local market for our supplies. The apartment where the class was held was absolutely beautiful and Monica and her two assistants were so hospitable. We made two appetizers, 3 types of pasta from scratch, a meat dish, a side and a dessert. Afterwards, we ate like kings. Don't miss this opportunity for an unforgettable day!
Had a fabulous time, relaxed, great company with neighbours from same suburb in Australia. Monica and Fabio made our cooking experience a great success and one to remember
This was a great way of seeing the Roman country side with great hosts, a fanastic house to cook in, and great food. Memorable.
This was an amazing tour and I would highly recommend it. The location is breath taking. The chef helpful and informative. I loved it, as did my two adult grandchildren
Really a fantastic way to spend the day. The appartment that we cooked in was so charming and you really got a great feel for living in a hillside small Italian village. The food was great and company was great as well. Very small group--just 4 of us!
oltiin ensimmäiset suomalaiset tällä retkellä. meitä oli yhteensä kuusi henkilöä ja muut olivat mexicosta ja new mexicosta. Erittäin suositeltava retki rooman maaseudulle keskiaikaiseen mazzanon kylään.
This trip was great!
Excellent tour and a very fun cooking experience - especially enjoyed the pasta-making. Highly recommend!
This was wonderful experience and Fabio was great. Worth every penny.
A great diversion after all the site seeing in Rome. Only 5 people and a wonderful experience. And the meL we prepared was done by us.
This was by far our highlight in Rome. Simone was our Chef and she was great. My 13 yo daughter and I had a great time going to the market and the butcher to choose the ingredients to cook. Simone was gracious enough to share with us the proper way to make pasta from scratch. We made homemade ravioli that was AMAZING. Thanks Simone.
Absolutely fabulous! My girlfriend and I do a lot of cooking at home but the food we made here might just have been the best ever. The small town house was perfect. The instructions and recipes were very easy and fun, but also sooo delicious. We're definitely going to make all of this food again (and on a regular basis). This is a must, must, must do!
We loved this tour!! Simona was our cooking instructor, driver, tour guide. She was lovely. It was a small class as advertised, with 4 of us total. Shopping for the items before at the Butcher's and Frutteria in the small town was delightful. Simona made everything easy to follow and making pasta a breeze. We made 2 different pasta dishes, a chicken dish, side dish , and dessert. It was all delicious! We would highly rate this tour !
Tour was awesome! Fabio was a great teacher and guide (and patient as well). It was great seeing the small village outside Rome and his beautiful house. What a great and unique experience! I would recommend to anyone who has a extra day in Rome. We also went to Fabio's fantastic restaurant "Thats Amore" near the Trevi fountain and had great food and service!
My daughter and I spent the day at the cooking class givne by Fabio and David in the Etruscan-Roman countryside. It was fabulous! We prepared a 5 course pasta meal with all the homemade pasta that we prepared fresh. Fabio and David were great and there is a website to obtain all the recipes and the preparation! Worth every penny spent! :)
David was a perfect driver, host and instructor. He took us to the stores in the very picturesque village of Mazzano, where we purchased the ingredients for the meals we prepared, with his capable help. We drank wine, cooked, laughed, took oodles of photos, then ate what we prepared. This was a real treat. We will learn how to cook those pasta dishes without butter, however. A fun and educational time.
My 16 year old son thought this might be a fun thing to do. We had the choice of in the city or in the countryside. I'm so glad we chose the countryside. The drive and the setting were fabulous. It was something we would not have seen on any other tour. The chef Fabio was Fabulous!! He was interesting and helpful and made the experience wonderful. We went during the off season and our small class ended up being only 3 of us, making it an almost private lesson. The meal was easy to make and was the best thing we ate on our whole trip. Best of all, we were able to make the meal again when we got home and share it with friends and family. I would highly recommend this adventure to anyone. I wasn't sure how my son would really like it but it is the thing he loved most about our trip.
The cooking class was much fun. Although Teresa the instructor was fantastic, it would have been nice to have Fabio conducting the session.
Fabio far exceeded our expectations yesterday. Every moment of the experience was wonderful: The drive to the countryside, getting to know Fabio, shopping in Mazzano, seeing his wonderful home, cooking lessons, and for me especially eating of the amazing food!
Really enjoyed the day. Seeing the country side and the experience of cooking in a home in a small village was fantastic would be good to have the recipes emailed to us, though.
We had an excellent day out on this trip. The house and village where the cooking lesson took place were beautiful - really stepping back in time. The cooks were great fun - they involved everyone. Warning, there is A LOT to eat so don't have breakfast if you want to taste everything! The only thing which could have been better was when we were picked up at the hotel in Rome by a driver we assumed were going straight to the cooking lesson. In fact we were taken to a travel agency in Rome where there were dozens of people waiting. It was all a bit chaotic and we thought everyone was going on the same trip. Nothing was explained. In fact we worked out that just 6 of us were then going to be picked up from there for the cooking class. It all worked out fine but it would have been better to have known this was the plan in advance. But I would really recommend this trip. If you are staying in Rome it's an opportunity to get out and see some Roman countryside and learn some cooking tips (main one seemed to be put lots of oil and cheese in it, whatever it is).
Monica was an excellent teacher and it was a wonderful day spent learning the nuances of pasta making and eating a terrific meal!