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Cooking

A real Sicilian cooking experience

Cooking

A real Sicilian cooking experience

29 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Italian
Hosted in
English, Italian
Cooking

A real Sicilian cooking experience

Cooking

A real Sicilian cooking experience

29 reviews
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Cuisine
Italian
Hosted in
English, Italian

What you'll do

On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning and go to the Ortigia food market, shop around for any items we will need for the lesson and then stroll to our school kitchen, placed in our lovely home in the middle of Ortigia, where we prepare a full meal, learning the techniques and tricks needed to recreate it when you return home. Meals are made up of recipes using local and seasonal ingredients (changes can be made for individuals with specific dietary requirements where appropriate). Recipes can be turned glutenfree, lactose free, alcool free, and vegan, when previously agreed . After the lesson we can sit down together to enjoy the fruits of our labour along with a glass of selected Sicilian wine rounded off with some coffee. We believe that the true expression of Sicilian and Italian cuisine comes from the quality of its fresh seasonal products so we strive to always ensure that we have the best of what Sicily has to offer in order to share this with our guests. This is an entertaining and informative day out, recommended for cooks of all levels.
  • Passionate cooks

    Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

  • Intimate settings

    Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

  • Vetted by Airbnb

    Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Your host

Learn more about Ornella

Ornella

I'm an experienced italian chef. I have run my own restaurant for years and now I work as a teacher of the traditional italian cuisine in Italy and all over the world. In summer, I end up in Ortigia every year, following my sicilian husband, and share with a great passion my skills, techniques and tricks you need to recreate my recipes when you return home! During my lessons you'll be able to learn the real farm to table italian culture, try the most popular italian and sicilian recipes and enjoy yourself in a professional but open and relaxing place!

What's included

Food
You will be able to taste everything about the class menù!
Drinks
Good wine will be avalaible!

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Where you'll be

On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning at Ortigia old food market, shop around for any items we will need for the lesson and then stroll to the kitchen in our lovely house at a walking distance from the centre and the food market of Ortigia. We will welcome you in a pleasant and relaxing place, restored by a fresh drinks, ready for this unique experience! After cooking you will taste your food in our lovely terrace between Ortigia's roofs

Things to keep in mind

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.

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or under-cooked meats, poultry,…

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Cooking lesson and a meal with tasting of recipes included with a nice glass of wine too! NIce and organized kitchen in an Ortigian noble mansion dated 1600 Food tasting will be in our lovely open terrace with Ortigian roofs view! Bring your appetite and your smile!!
Ornella
A real Sicilian cooking experience
29 reviews
$105/person
29 reviews
$105/person