Authentic Italian Cuisine
Chianti Cooking Course
10th to 17th October 2015
Learn to cook authentic Italian dishes with a local expert and Cordon Bleu trained Chef, having fun and making friends, all while staying in a spectacular private villa in the heart of Tuscany, where you are treated like a guest in a friend's home. Our local based chefs are passionate about their love of food and cuisine of this region, and keen to share with you their knowledge of the Tuscan lifestyle, culture, traditions, excellent food and wine!
During this hands-on cooking course you will learn how to make your own homemade bread, focaccia, homemade pasta, a second dish (normally meat, from pork, rabbit, chicken, turkey or red meat), side dish and of course a delicious dessert. Every cooking lesson ends with a dinner cooked by you, the classes are given in the well equipped kitchen with enough working space for everyone. Top quality produce is purchases from local producers and farmers and uses fruits and vegetables in season. You will receive a cookbook including recipes of all the dishes made during their stay, an exclusive apron and a certificate on completion of the course. Dishes you creature can easily be made at home, using ingredients that you can usually find in most general or specialty stores.
The Villa - Beautifully restored and furnished farmhouse in Tuscan style is just a few minutes from Panzano in Chianti and 25 km from Florence. The villa offers luxurious accommodation in the typical Tuscan style wooden beams and terracotta floors, well equipped kitchen with all modern comforts, several large living areas, private swimming pool.
The spacious outside areas offer a very well kept garden, a swimming pool in panoramic location, several terraces and al fresco dining areas, all with magnificent views of the hills and valleys of the area surrounded by the olive groves and scenic vineyards .
The village of Panzano is in the heart of the Chianti and it’s one of the most authentic and untouched places in this area, surrounded by vineyards managed with great passion by a close-knit group of vintners that unites to control quality production and promote organic & sustainable vineyard techniques. This superb location is enhanced with exceptional cuisine using local ingredients and regional wines and cheeses selected from area markets along with fresh baked breads and desserts...all of this is combined with good company and the best Tuscany has to offer.