Learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine from a professional chef during this cooking class in Ortigia. Experience the buzzing atmosphere of Ortigia market as you shop for ingredients, then get hands-on as you prepare fresh spaghetti, meatballs, and other Sicilian specialties. Finish by tucking into a delicious homemade lunch, accompanied by fine Italian wines.
Hands-on cooking class in Ortigia with a professional chef
Shop for ingredients at Ortigia Market
Learn to make spaghetti, meatballs and other Sicilian specialties
Master tips and techniques from a professional chef
Enjoy a home-cooked 3-course meal, including dessert and wine
Enjoy a fun and educational experience, suitable for all abilities
Small-group tour limited to 6 people ensures a personalized experience
Meet your guide, a professional chef, in central Ortigia in time for late morning departure. After discussing the day’s menu, set off to the Ortigia Market to shop for fresh ingredients. Enjoy a glimpse of typical Italian life as you explore the bustling marketplace and browse the colorful stalls. Listen as your guide explains the seasonal produce, herbs and spices on sale and help select the meat, vegetables, and herbs that you’ll use in your cooking class. Next, head to your cooking space for the day and set to work creating traditional Sicilian dishes such as eggplant meatballs, spaghetti with zucchini and mint, or tuna with caramelized onions. Finally, sit down in the dining area to enjoy your home-cooked feast, accompanied by a selection of Italian wines. Your tour ends after lunch and you’ll be given the recipes to take home with you.
Reviews by Viator travelers
I paid 176USD and was not worth it. Was...
I paid 176USD and was not worth it. Was not English speaking and no professional chef. Because Anna spoke no English both the market tour and the class were difficult. We made 1 portion of fresh pasta each and no other cooking or instruction. All food was prepared and made by Anna and her husband. No recipes at the end of the day. Although pleasant hosts this was simply not worth the money
Lele was wonderful. We sent our two girls to his cooking class and they had such a great time. They learned a great deal about seafood in general and about Sicilian cooking. Lele was an incredible host.