Indulge in the beloved Italian tradition of the “aperitivo”—a pre-dinner cocktail hour featuring refreshing drinks and a selection of delectable appetizers. In the UNESCO-listed medieval town of San Gimignano near Florence, join a carefully screened Cesarina home chef for a private cooking lesson in which you'll prepare an assortment of small dishes like grilled vegetables, charcuterie, and bruschetta plus a fizz, spritz, or other Italian-style cocktail.
Learn how to start an evening in true Italian fashion with an “aperitivo"
Prepare several appetizers and cocktails using fresh Tuscan ingredients
Enjoy personalized attention and get tips you can take home during a private lesson
Presented by a member of the prestigious Le Cesarine network of Italian home cooks
Le Cesarine is Italy's first national network of certified home cooks, who strive to safeguard and promote Italy's real culinary heritage. • Cultivate relationships with local people: experience a truly Italian welcome in local peoples' home, as you enjoy an evening together like part of the family. • Prepare an authentic selection of five nibbles with traditional local ingredients. Delight your palate with some truly delicious tastes of the local cuisine. Whether it's a bruschetta drizzled with fragrant olive oil, freshly grilled market vegetables, or a selection of the area's finest charcuterie and cheeses, it's the best way to taste and understand a whole range of local produce. • Live the Italian way of life in a real local home. Whether you're unwinding after a long day, or just getting your night started. • Enjoy a selection of wines from regional cellars and typical drinks: our Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.