We had a wonderful experience on this tour. The time in the market was enjoyable, especially the special tasting we had at one of the shops. Our chef was with us and we purchased many of the ingredients that we used later in the cooking class. The class was lively and fun and everyone got to participate in creating the wonderful Tuscan meal that we prepared. We all then sat down in the lovely area downstairs and were served the meal, along with wine. It was definitely a highlight of our trip to Italy.
WOW, First of all we were met by our chef Alessandro who took us for a tour of the markets in Florence, we got to sample so many different things, fruits so fresh, biscuits, oils, balsamic vinegars truffles and so much more!! After that we walked to the kitchen were we all cooked up a 3 course meal, then sat down in a beautifully decorated room and were served our meal with a wine to accompany each course, what else could we ask for. Our chef was also amazing. I would highly recommend this tour and if ever I am lucky enough to go back to Florence I will definitely do it all over again, it was the best!!!
Pat United States of ...
Our guide and chef was very helpful and great at running hthe coking experience.
We had a friendly group, and enjoyed our meal that we had made.
This was a terrific activity! Our group was only 4 people and we started with a tour of the San Lorenzo market. Walter was very knowledgeable and we got to taste various balsamic vinegars and truffle products. After the tour, we walked back to the kitchen and started cooking. We made bruschetta, fettucine with truffle sauce, meatloaf and panna cotta with strawberry sauce for dessert. Walter explained all the steps to us so it will be easy to make everything again. We also got a booklet with the recipes. I definitely recommend doing this!
So good and it was so fun to go through the market and get our food. Walter was a wonderful guide.
Our final result was a delicious meal that we actually did ourselves!
One of the highlights of our trip.
Wonderful tour of the market, an engaging and knowledgeable guide, along with talented and friendly chefs at the school made this a stress free day followed by a delicious meal. The group was an international mix of travellers, which made for good conversation.
This was the highlight of my Florence visit. Our chef and tour director was wonderful knowledgeable about foods, culture, history. Very charming and kind. I have turned my bruschetta loose on two family dinner parties since, with good results. Most highly recommended.
Theresa from Seattle
Our chef/tour guide was Walter. We were a group of 17 folks of all different ages. We started out at the market where we not only saw beautiful food but tasted different items at vendors that were familiar to Walter.
We walked over to our kitchen for the day, and donned aprons and got to work. We made bruchetta, meatloaf, pasta with vegetables, and panna cotta. Then the fun began, eating this meal along with some appropriate wine. We all had a GREAT time and it was hard to leave!
This was the highight of our Florence trip. Chef Alessandro introduced us to butchers, bakers and market merchants selling olive oils, truffle oil and Italian food products.We learned a lot in his cooking class, it was good to eat and good fun at the same time. Mama Mia! It was great.Don't miss it!
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