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Food adventure with a local

Bologna, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Sara

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Italian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Go food shopping, enjoy a pasta cooking lesson and taste a 3-course menu at a Cesarina's home.
- NICE TO MEET YOU, FOLKS!
Meet our Cesarine Luisa, Maria or Anna at the local market
- FOOD SHOPPING
Visit either the local market or the traditional small food shops ("botteghe alimentari") with your Cesarina and discover the specialities of the Bolognese culinary tradition.
- BECOME THE MASTER OF PASTA
Enjoy a pasta cooking lesson and learn how to make the famous Bolognese pasta (tortellini or tagliatelle or lasagna!)
- A TAVOLA! (Sit down at the table)
Taste an authentic Bolognese 3-course menu including starter, pasta (the fruit of your labour :-)), and dessert with drinks included.
- CIN CIN (cheers!)
Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from local producers: our Cesarine select wines from their own region.
- ESPRESSO PLEASE!
Sip a real Italian Espresso like Italians do.
- MEMORIES WILL LAST FOREVER
Take an official Cesarine apron and shopping bag back home.

Sample menus:
1.Mortadella mousse, Tagliatelle Bolognese and Tiramisù
2.Salumi and cheeses, Lasagna and Tenerina cake
3.Tigelle with cold cuts, Tortellini and Chocolate salami
Other things to note
- Please inform us about any food intolerance or allergy
- The full address of the Cesarina home will be disclosed after the reservation
Go food shopping, enjoy a pasta cooking lesson and taste a 3-course menu at a Cesarina's home.
- NICE TO MEET YOU, FOLKS!
Meet our Cesarine Luisa, Maria or Anna at the local market
- FOOD SHOPPING
Visit either the local market or the traditional small food shops ("botteghe alimentari") with your Cesarina and discover the specialities of the Bolognese culinary tradition.
- BECOME THE MASTER OF PASTA
Enjoy a pasta c…

What's included

  • Food
    3-course menu
    (Starter, Pasta, and dessert)
  • Drinks
    Water, Wines and Coffee

Meet your host, Sara

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm truly passionate about Italy's amazing culinary traditions, and my goal is to share it with you thanks to my network called "Cesarine".
Eat & cook like a local and connect with welcoming ambassadors of Italy's culinary heritage: 1500 expert home cooks throughout Italy that have been carefully selected for their deep knowledge of regional food culture.
Uncover the secrets of Italian recipes and share the warmth of Italian hospitality.
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/ person
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Where you'll be

From the famous Neptune Fountain located in the very heart of the city, I will accompany you to the local market or small food shops right in the city centre. After the tour, we will go to my lovely home in Bologna for the pasta cooking lesson followed by dinner.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Kelly
October 2019
We had a really good time on this experience. Our guide took us to a couple of different markets and toured us around Bologna. To cap it off, she took us back to her home where her and her husband cooked dinner for us. It started off with a huge cheese and meat board that led right into a traditional local pasta dish and finished it up with dessert. On top of that, there was lots of wine and post dinner liquors. Felt like family when it was all said and done!
We had a really good time on this experience. Our guide took us to a couple of different markets and toured us around Bologna. To cap it off, she took us back to her home where h…
Rain
September 2019
The biggest benefit of this experience is putting you in contact with a local who can advise you about the city. Alessia was inviting and introduced us to the unique culture over dinner that we helped prepare. She had a variety of items special to the region that influenced of tastes and decisions as we moved forward.
The biggest benefit of this experience is putting you in contact with a local who can advise you about the city. Alessia was inviting and introduced us to the unique culture over d…
Janet M
September 2019
My daughter and I had an amazing night meeting and cooking with Paula in her lovely home. We’re both celiac and that’s always a challenge for most chefs but Paula researcher it very well. We met at a specified location then shopped for some provisions then walked to her home. Paula wanted to know about us and shared her story. It was just right enough. We made several Gluten Free dishes ( spaghetti ragu, or bolonase to us, a mortadella appetizer on a GF pita bread that we made and pork medallions with ham we bought at the meat market. Then to top it all off she had made a delicious GF chocolate cake...yummy. We both recommend Paula and the entire Le Cesarine experience. Janet & Casey
My daughter and I had an amazing night meeting and cooking with Paula in her lovely home. We’re both celiac and that’s always a challenge for most chefs but Paula researcher it ver…
Andres
August 2019
Thank you for the great experience it was so great to meet a local and make pasta and share our life experiences with each other, this experience went above and beyond my expectations. It was very personal and Rosa was so lovely she is such a wonderful person I can see why she hosts these type of events.
Thank you for the great experience it was so great to meet a local and make pasta and share our life experiences with each other, this experience went above and beyond my expectati…
Kate
July 2019
What a wonderful way to spend an evening! My Cesarine took me through some of the little know market stalls and showed me other city landmarks on our way to the kitchen. She gave dutiful instruction for how to make the pasta. We enjoyed 3 lovely courses together while she gave me more cooking tips and where to spend the rest of my evening. Such a wonderful experience for beginner to expert cooks.
What a wonderful way to spend an evening! My Cesarine took me through some of the little know market stalls and showed me other city landmarks on our way to the kitchen. She gave d…
Tina
June 2019
My hostess Alessio (Sara) was lovely. She is a true native of Bologna and provided wonderful insight into the city and the food. I was the only person in the class and she was very accommodating and really explained the city and local cuisine.
My hostess Alessio (Sara) was lovely. She is a true native of Bologna and provided wonderful insight into the city and the food. I was the only person in the class and she was…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Gluten-free
Soy-free
Egg-free
Vegetarian
Shellfish allergy
Tree nut allergy
Pescatarian
Fish allergy
Peanut allergy
Dairy-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Enthusiasm

Desire to share