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Have fun making homemade italian pasta!

Syracuse, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ornella

4 hoursHosted in English and Italian
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Italian cuisine
Up to 10 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Why a fresh pasta class? Because it's healthy and fun! And at home you can use the flour you like, even gluten free! In this class you will learn how to make at home tagliatelle and lasagne .... it's an experience! You can't miss it! On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning in our professional school kitchen, placed in a lovely bistrot just outside Ortigia, where we prepare fresh pasta, learning the techniques and tricks needed to recreate it when you return home.

Recipes are made using local and seasonal ingredients (changes can be made for individuals with specific dietary requirements where appropriate). and could 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!
Other things to note
The class always includes a light lunch with the tasting of what we have prepared together with a good sicilian glass of wine!
Why a fresh pasta class? Because it's healthy and fun! And at home you can use the flour you like, even gluten free! In this class you will learn how to make at home tagliatelle and lasagne .... it's an experience! You can't miss it! On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning in our professional school kitchen, placed in a lovely bistrot just outside Ortigia, where we prepare fresh pasta, learning the techniques and tricks needed to rec…

What's included

  • Food
    The lesson always includes a very nice lunch with the tasting of what hav...
  • Drinks
    A nice glass of sicilian wine will be offered!

Meet your host, Ornella

Host on Airbnb since 2011
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I am an Italian chef of long experience. I had a restaurant for years that gave me great satisfaction and now I work as a teacher of Italian cuisine even abroad. Married to a Syracusan, in the summer, every year I am in Ortigia to teach my kitchen, my tricks and share my skills. Everything we do can be easily replicated at home! During my lesson, based on the philosophy of the short chain and attention to the quality of the raw material, you will learn and have fun in a professional and relaxed environment!
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Where you'll be

On a typical lesson day we meet in our professional school kitchen, placed in a lovely bistrot just outside Ortigia, we visit the Ortigia Food Market and go back to our restaurant where you make our hand made pasta, learning the techniques and tricks needed to recreate it when you return home.
Kati
August 2019
Our cooking experience with Ornella was wonderful. Ornella is warm and welcoming and shared lots of fabulous cooking tips with us. Her English is fluent and she made the session interesting and a lot of fun. The restaurant where it took place was beautiful and our work stations were prepared for us with great care. We were given detailed typed sheets to take away with the recipes we prepared. We visited the local market with Ornella where again she gave us very useful tips on what and where to buy. The lesson was very hands on. We made pizza pasta and two different sauces plus canoli. The food was absolutely delicious. It was a hugely pleasurable 4 hours and i cannot recommend Ornella highly enough. Great experience and great value for money.
Our cooking experience with Ornella was wonderful. Ornella is warm and welcoming and shared lots of fabulous cooking tips with us. Her English is fluent and she made the session in…
John
August 2019
OMG this was an amazing experience. Spent 4 hours with a world class chef, picking up tons of great tips. Did shopping in the local market, finding the best local ingredients. Then made home made pasta, pizza and cannoli’s. One of the best experiences of our trip. If you don’t take advantage of this one, you’ve missed a rare opportunity.
OMG this was an amazing experience. Spent 4 hours with a world class chef, picking up tons of great tips. Did shopping in the local market, finding the best local ingredients. Then…
Judith
August 2019
Ornella was lovely and very accomplished - I’ve been cooking for my family for many years but her insights gave me valuable new ideas and the dishes were workable for any level while still being outstanding in terms of taste and authentic Sicilian flavor. Our family had a very memorable day and left filled with delicious memories. We will be making homemade pasta at home very soon!
Ornella was lovely and very accomplished - I’ve been cooking for my family for many years but her insights gave me valuable new ideas and the dishes were workable for any level whi…
Jennie
August 2019
Ornella’s cooking class was amazing! She demonstrated and shared two delicious pasta dishes, Sicilian pizza as well as a cannoli recipe that was so yummy! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn more about Italian cooking.
Roxana
June 2019
I did this cooking class with my family and we all enjoyed it so much. We started out by shopping in the local market which was a great cultural experience. We were able to make many dishes in a short time period. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone even to those who are not expert cooks. We all learned so much.
I did this cooking class with my family and we all enjoyed it so much. We started out by shopping in the local market which was a great cultural experience. We were able to make ma…
John
June 2019
My family had a very fun and educational time learning to cook Sicilian food. We learned several dishes from scratch including pasta, pizza, and desert. From scratch I mean actually visiting the outdoor market and buying produce! I will make these dishes when I return to the USA. Personally I have tried to make pasta and pizza from flour before, but the results were always missing something - now I will feel comfortable. Ornella and the team at the restaurant made the 4 hours fly by.
My family had a very fun and educational time learning to cook Sicilian food. We learned several dishes from scratch including pasta, pizza, and desert. From scratch I mean actuall…

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.

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 ages 14 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

What to bring

Bring your appetite and your smile!! Comfortable shoes Clothing suitable for cooking in