10102 - Cooking Classes in Italian Riviera - Cook and Fun

Cooking Vacations  - A fulfilling food experience: cooking classes, tastings, tours to discover the beauties of Liguria.

 

Target Groups - min. 8 / max 16 pax

 

 

 

DESCRIPTION
A vacation fully dedicated to the Ligurian wine and food tradition: cooking classes, tastings, excursions and guided tours to wine and oil
makers and towards famous tourist resorts.
A high level opportunity, with multilingual staff both in a beautiful Villa, and in our partner hotels and restaurants, to offer you a single package, unique and customized.

 

SCHEDULE
Arrival in Lavagna and short stop in Villa built in 1604 and ancient
summer residence for the noble Genoese families,
The days will be dedicated to the cooking classes in the equipped rooms of the Villa, and tours concerning the typical products of our region, or touristic tours will be organized.


In the evening, accommodation in the hotel chosen,

 

Cooking Class
Every morning there will be a “food experience”, where students will take part actively in the preparation of the recipes and will share with the chef and the classmates the path leading to the presentation and
tasting of the final dish.
The topics proposed will be:
1) Mediterranean cuisine

2) “Pesto” (basil sauce)

3) Pasta, fresh and stuffed

 

4) Fish
5) Ligurian “focaccia” and “focaccia al formaggio” and the Ligurian cuisine (focaccia with cheese)
 6) Pizza and bread professionally made


The participants will be involved directly in the preparation of the several courses: each of them will have at his disposal a workspace equipped with a worktop and cooking tools, and will be given apron and notebook branded.


At the end of the lesson, the dishes prepared will be tasted, with beverage and dessert included.

 

TOURS

 

TOURS
A transfer rented for you, guide included, will take the participants to:
1) SESTRI LEVANTE- TOUR TO AN OIL MILL
Sestri Levante, typical and famous village in the Ligurian Riviera, visit to the oil mill “Bò”.


You’ll be able to see the amazing olive tree groves of the Ligurian hills, where the skill and the experience
of the Bò family has produced in the years very high quality extra virgin olive oil.
You’ll be able to see the process of olive oil making (from October to December); besides you’ll have the chance to purchase typical products like olives in brine, artichokes in extra virgin olive oil or dried tomatoes in oil, all homemade.


Trip length: about three hours, included a discussion on the products and a gadget.
Chance to purchase products on site.
Return by shuttle.


2) TOUR TO CELLAR “BISSON” IN CHIAVARI
Visiting this cellar, you’ll realize how a family-run business can achieve a top-level product, like Bianchetta and Cinque Terre, typical Ligurian white wines, or strong-tasting Ciliegiolo and Granaccia.
Trip length: half a day.
Chance to purchase products on site.


3) OLD DISTILLERY OF PORTOFINO - NE
In this small factory you’ll find out the old method of spirits making, produced through steam boilers and natural distillation; here you’ll find typical spirits like Sambuca, Amaretto and the famous Ligurian
Limoncino.
Trip length: half a day.
Chance to purchase products on site.


4) SILK FARM IN ZOAGLI - TOUR AND TASTING
Hand-made fabrics: scarves, foulards and clothing professionally hand-made by people manufacturing silk since a very long time, according to a tradition dating back to centuries.
Visiting the silk farm in Zoagli you’ll discover the manufacturing of fine fabrics with old looms as well as ties, scarves, clothing and soft furnishings.


Agreement with the nearby factory for a pleasant break, where you’ll enjoy typical Ligurian products like focaccia, pesto and olive oil.
Trip length: half a day.
Chance to purchase products on site.


5) INTERNATIONAL WINEHOUSE CINQUE TERRE - MONTEROSSO
The full-day trip is meant to give you the chance to visit one of the most amazing places of our region,
Cinque Terre, and enjoy the unique taste and scent of the most famous wine of the land, Sciacchetrà.
Full-day tour in Cinque Terre, boat transfer (weather permitting) and tasting of Sciacchetrà and Cinque Terre Limoncino in Monterosso.
Lunch in restaurant with fish menu (beverage included).
Trip length: full day.
Chance to purchase products on site.


6) PORTOFINO BY BOAT
From Lavagna to Chiavari, Rapallo and Santa Margherita Ligure…the Tigullio Gulf!
The boat will leave from Santa Margherita Ligure and get to Portofino , colourful fishing village located in an amazing cape of the same name, well known health resort and one of the most famous destination
of international tourism.
Tour of the small hamlet and walk (optional) to the Lighthouse (about 30 minutes).
Return in the evening.
Trip length: half a day.

 

 

 

 

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