Venice, Italy
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clock-o3 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English


Learn the tips and tricks of authentic Venetian cooking with this culinary experience led a chef instructor. Shop for fresh, seasonal produce at the bustling Rialto market, and then head to a private kitchen in a historic ‘palazzo’ for a small-group lesson in regional cooking techniques. Help prepare a gourmet, multicourse menu, and then sit down among a small group of new friends to enjoy the homemade feast with wine.
  • Hands-on cooking lesson and lunch in Venice
  • Learn the secrets of authentic Venetian cooking from a professional chef
  • Cook in the private kitchen of a historic palace apartment
  • Help prepare a multicourse, seasonal menu of typical regional dishes
  • Group size limited to six for a more intimate experience
  • Fresh pasta making class in a private Venetian palace
  • Lunch and dessert
  • Certificate of attendance
In the morning, meet your instructor — a professional chef — and a small group of no more than six at Venice’s famous Rialto Bridge. Set off together to shop for ingredients at the Rialto open-air market, one of the city’s oldest and liveliest. Let the season and market offerings inform the day’s menu as you browse vendor stalls piled high with fresh produce, seafood, meats, and cheeses.
With raw ingredients in hand, take a short stroll through charming backstreets and squares to reach the historic Palazzo Contarini delle Figure, where the cooking lesson will take place in a private apartment. Tie on an apron, roll up your sleeves, and get to work in a well-equipped kitchen as your instructor takes you through all the steps to prepare a typical Venetian lunch (see Itinerary for a sample menu).
Learn how technique and ingredients come together to form delicate flavors and textures while preparing a multicourse menu of authentic pasta, vegetable, and meat dishes. When the cooking is done, sit down with your fellow chefs for an intimate homemade feast accompanied by wine and other beverages.



• 3 types of fresh pasta (on request without eggs)
• sausage stuffed ravioli
• ravioli with ricotta cheese
• "bigoli in salsa" (typical Venetian spaghetti with onion and anchovies) or pasta with pesto (in summer only)
• demonstration of the preparation of trofie (kind of pasta)
• zaeti (typical Venetian cookies)
• coffee
• homemade liqueur
• Wine and water


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, Sep 2017

I had a fabulous day cooking with Barbara.
She was a wonderful guide and expert cookery teacher. I was lucky enough to have lots of hands-on experience although I left her with the washing-up.
I would thoroughly recommend this tour to experienced or novice cooks as the tips I picked up will be invaluable.
I am going to make zaleti for my work colleagues when I get home.

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