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Food adventure in Venice

Venice, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Irene

4 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

We are open and ready to welcome you!

Go food shopping, enjoy a Cicchetti cooking lesson and taste a 3-course menu at a Cesarina's home.

- NICE TO MEET YOU, FOLKS!
Meet our Cesarine Alessandra, Barbara or Patrizia 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 Venice culinary tradition.
- BECOME THE MASTER OF 'CICCHETTI'
Enjoy a 'Cicchetti' lesson and learn how to make the famous ‘cicchetti’, bite-sized portions of the region’s produce, a delicious selection of the city’s flavours.
- A TAVOLA! (Sit down at the table)
Taste an authentic Venice 3-course menu including Cicchetti (the fruit of your labour :-)) pasta, 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 as Italians do.

Sample menus:
1. Cicchetti, Bigoli with Venetian sauce, Esse Buranei
2. Cicchetti, Risotto with peas, Baicoli
3. Cicchetti, Bigoli with anchovy sauce, Zaletti
Other things to note
- Please inform us about any intolerance or allergy (food and pet allergies)
- The full address of the Cesarina home will be disclosed after the reservation
We are open and ready to welcome you!

Go food shopping, enjoy a Cicchetti cooking lesson and taste a 3-course menu at a Cesarina's home.

- NICE TO MEET YOU, FOLKS!
Meet our Cesarine Alessandra, Barbara or Patrizia 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 Venice culinar…

What's included

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

Meet your host, Irene

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 9 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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Where you'll be

I will accompany you around the local market - Rialto Market - or small food shops right in the city centre. After the tour, we will go to my lovely home in Venice for the pasta cooking lesson followed by dinner.

Rated 4.78 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

Sian
August 2020
We had a lovely afternoon with Barbara - was nice to experience local Venetian life and cuisine in her lovely cosy apartment. Thank you!
Sophia
July 2020
The evening i spent at this cooking class, was really amazing. Barbara is a very lovely and heartwarming person, who is really alive and it’s beautiful to watch her, while doing what she loves. And also, she knows how to transfer that vibe to the people around. We prepared a wonderful Dinner. I had a lot of fun while learning new things about the italian kitchen, and it was absolutely fun to eat with her and her boyfriend. Apart from the nice food and the learning, you can have a lot of fun with them and they are really interesting people, able to tell you a lot about venice as well as about culture and art. I was really lucky to meet them and i can tell everyone, that they will surely feel the same after that experience! Best wishes!
The evening i spent at this cooking class, was really amazing. Barbara is a very lovely and heartwarming person, who is really alive and it’s beautiful to watch her, while doing wh…
Molly
July 2019
Julia was a great host! She was knowledgable, fun, and catered the menu to our personal tastes. When we were at the market, we mentioned that the fruit looked good and pointed out one we had never seen before. Back at the house, Julia pulled a bunch of fruit out of her bag because she noticed us eyeing it. Attention to detail made the night so special and the food was delicious!
Julia was a great host! She was knowledgable, fun, and catered the menu to our personal tastes. When we were at the market, we mentioned that the fruit looked good and pointed out…
Rosalie
July 2019
I had an absolutely wonderful evening learning about Italy and enjoying Italian food. The host Guilia, was so lovely and they made me feel incredibly welcome. They catered perfectly to my dietary requirements and the food was delicious and beautifully simple, so easy to replicate! I learnt so much and had a great evening with excellent company. Definitely recommend!
I had an absolutely wonderful evening learning about Italy and enjoying Italian food. The host Guilia, was so lovely and they made me feel incredibly welcome. They catered perfec…
Mary
April 2019
Barbara was fantastic. She welcomed us to her neighborhood and home. The food and wine were great and we really enjoyed our time with her.
Helen
February 2019
What a terrific evening- Irene and her husband made us so welcome sharing stories about their lives. An evening to remember- wonderful food wonderful lively conversation in their beautiful home.

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
Dairy-free
Shellfish allergy
Gluten-free
Fish allergy
Soy-free
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Egg-free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian

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.