Try your hand in an Italian kitchen on this 4.5-hour cooking class in Florence. Set in a palace in the heart of the city, learn how to whip up an authentic 4-course dinner with the help of an expert instructor. Craft Tuscan classics such as fresh pasta, chicken stew and tiramisu for dessert. Reward your hard work afterward with a feast of your creations, paired with delicious Tuscan wine. Numbers are limited to 16 in this small-group workshop in order to keep your experience intimate.
4.5-hour small-group evening Tuscan cooking class in Florence
Discover the secrets of dishes such as Tuscan Hunter’s Chicken and tiramisu
Create a 4-course menu with guidance from an expert local chef
Enjoy your dishes over dinner with complimentary Tuscan wine
Receive a recipe booklet to recreate your dishes back at home
Learn to create a classic Tuscan dinner
Enjoy personalized attention from your chef in a small-group class limited to 16 people
Your Tuscan cooking class will begin in central Florence, where you’ll join up with your small group near Piazza Santa Trinita. Follow your instructor across the Arno River where the cooking school is located.
Soak up the views of the iconic Ponte Vecchio as you cross the Arno before making your way into the modern kitchen. Tie on your provided apron, roll up your sleeves and get to work with the guidance of an expert chef. The menu tends to vary but typically comprises chicken stew, potato gnocchi and a dessert, such as the popular tiramisu. (A sample menu can be found in the Itinerary section below.) Hear about Tuscan culinary techniques and traditions as you prep and cook your meal.
Afterward, reap the benefits of all your hard work! Seated around your fellow chefs, enjoy your creations with a glass of local wine.
Once your stomach and taste buds have been sated, your Tuscan cooking class will conclude. You’ll leave with a recipe booklet so you can recreate your dishes back home.
Sample Menus: Mondays:Appetizer:
Eggplant caprese (tomato and mozzarella salad)
Potato gnocchi (dumplings) Meat sauce Bolognese or pesto alla Genovese (pesto and basil sauce)
Tuscan Farmer’s Chicken (chicken stew)
Tiramisu (cocoa, espresso and mascarpone cheese pudding)
Vegetable millefoglie (vegetable stack)
Spinach and ricotta-filled ravioli
Tuscan Hunter’s Chicken (chicken stew)
Zucchini Parmesan (baked zucchini and Parmesan cheese)
Cannelloni pasta and sauce
Chicken Marsala (chicken and mushroom casserole with Marsala wine)
White chocolate mousse with chocolate rum sauce
Potato brocatelle (soufflé)
Fresh pasta and sauce
Chicken Tartara (chicken in mayonnaise-style sauce)
Ricotta cake with pineapple sauce
Drinks:1 bottle of wine for every four people
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Nov 2018
This was Lots of fun and well worth it. Chef was funny and instructive and we made four items appetizer, 2nd course pasta, 3rd course entree and dessert. Then we all sat down and enjoyed it with wine. And no dishes to clean up.
The guide showed at the right location and a few minutes early. A quick walk over abridge and to the Kitchen. Our chef was very handsome and very personable with a good sense of humor. We made all four courses. They improvised on some recipes to accommodate for guests with food allergies so we had a couple bonus dishes. I loved the atmosphere, learned a lot, enjoyed meeting the other guests and the food was incredible. I was shocked to know that was something I made it was so good. We ate together in the wine cellar and it was very nice and relaxing. Perfect for a marathon vacation like we were on....
We had a great time at this cooking class! Niccolo was just wonderful and we had fun making appetizers, ravioli, a chicken dish, and panna cotta. Our group was nice and it was fun to visit after working together to create the meal!
Florence - of course. Cooking class in Florence? Why not??? Just a fun time. You get to meet great people, learn how to cook certain recipes in which they give you the menu and recipes at the end to take with you, and enjoy them in the cellar with wine. Just a fun time!
Ill admit I can be a bit of a Negative Nancy. It doesnt deserve as low as 2 stars, but it doesnt deserve 3 either... more of a 2.5.
1 Very friendly/competent chef lead the class
2 small groups for individualized attention
3 great if you dont cook much and dont have a good fundamental base
1 The class nor dinner was in a palace.
2 You do not nessacarily get the food you prepared. You mightve gotten the groups next to you that over/under cooked something.
3 Extremly simple meals if you are already familiar with basic cooking fundamentals.
4 Small complaint, but our group had more than the 12 people that was supposedly the group maximum.
5 Not really sure where the rest of our food went?? My wife and I cooked the same amount as groups that had 3-5 people. When we got our food at the end, we didnt even see half of it. When we asked for more, there wasnt any left. Then out of no where, there was a little left...???
In summary, it was simple but good. Ingredients were fresh. There wasnt any touring of the city or markets.