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Cooking class with the chef in Bellagio

bellagio, Italy

Experience hosted by Federico

4 hours
Includes food, tickets, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Italian

What you'll do

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Just a few minutes drive from Bellagio’s city center and Lake Como sits an elegant restaurant and is home to the award-winning imaginative chef. While young, this chef worked in the illustrious Villa D’Este for seven years and has already won 40 gold medals in international culinary competitions. Still, the chef is humble and energetic as he talks about using local ingredients and teaches his hands-on pasta cooking class in his family-owned restaurant.


Your culinary adventure begins at 10:00 a.m. when you are picked up from the ferry gate in Bellagio and you hear tales from the kitchen on the ride over to the family’s restaurant. Once at the restaurant, relax for a moment with a cup of coffee or cappuccino with your chef and then you put on an apron and explore the herb garden behind the restaurant. The hands-on cooking lesson begins at 10:30 a.m. and focuses on creating homemade pasta fresca, packed with fresh daily ingredients, as well as risotto, tagliatelle, gnocchi and a dessert which changes daily.


After the class, enjoy lunch on the terrace (weather permitting). Chef Luigi will also send you off with a homemade bottle of olive oil, an apron, a diploma of participation, as well as a recipe book (in English) focused on dishes typical to the region. Your class ends at around 2:30 p.m.
GUARANTEED SOCIAL DISTANCING OF 1 METER BETWEEN GUESTS, SANITIZED LABORATORY
Just a few minutes drive from Bellagio’s city center and Lake Como sits an elegant restaurant and is home to the award-winning imaginative chef. While young, this chef worked in the illustrious Villa D’Este for seven years and has already won 40 gold medals in international culinary competitions. Still, the chef is humble and energetic as he talks about using local…

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What's included

  • Food
    3 courses full lunch
  • Tickets
    Hands on cooking class with the chef
  • Equipment
    Grandma kitchen equipment
From $300
/ person
Sat, 24 Apr
$300 per person
$300 per person
Sun, 25 Apr
$300 per person
$300 per person
Mon, 26 Apr
$300 per person
$300 per person

Meet your host, Federico

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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I'm Federico and i organize amazing activities for foodies in Como and surrounding. I manage this account on behalf of Luigi, your local chef in Bellagio. He was born in Bellagio and would like to share her passion for genuine Italian food with travellers from all over the world. He will teach you traditional Lombard recipes he has been learning from her grandmother and you will be able to surprise your guests back home. You will live an authentic experience with a local foodie. He will share with you curious stories of his beautiful Lake. Get ready for an amazing experience!
I'm Federico and i organize amazing activities for foodies in Como and surrounding. I manage this account on behalf of Luigi, your local chef in Bellagio. He was born in Bellagio and would like to share her passion for genuine Italian food with travellers from all over the world. He will teach you traditional Lombard recipes he has been learning from her grandmother and you will be able to surprise your guests back home. You will live an authentic experience with a local foodie. He will share…
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Where you'll be

The whole experience is run at chef Luigi's restaurant , his garden, kitchen and its premises in Bellagio

2 reviews

Brianne
September 2020
This was my first cooking class in Europe and I had an amazing time! First, the chef took me through the garden to take about the ingredients they often use, which was so lovely to see. I was happy to then join the other sous chefs and receive tips in real time during the cooking process from everyone. The chef and sous chefs were so nice! The chef was funny and took time to explain everything that we were doing and what was cooking, which was really nice to understand what was going on in the busy kitchen. I had a much better time actively helping versus other class styles where you mostly stand there and have things explained to you. The meal was incredibly delicious, and it was nice to have an apron and some recipes to take home. I highly recommend this experience if you’d like to actively help in a fantastic and authentic Italian kitchen! This is a great memory to have from my first trip to Italy.
This was my first cooking class in Europe and I had an amazing time! First, the chef took me through the garden to take about the ingredients they often use, which was so lovely to…
Mario
February 2020
cooking with luigi and his crew was really one of the highlight of my trip to Bellagio ... i learned so many secrets and enjoyed an amazing day at the restaurant overlooking the lake. a must do if you are a foodie and want to cook with a master chef
cooking with luigi and his crew was really one of the highlight of my trip to Bellagio ... i learned so many secrets and enjoyed an amazing day at the restaurant overlooking the la…

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Cancellation policy

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

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.