Cooking Lesson with Lunch at Luxury Villa in San Casciano in Val di Pesa

The objective of our cooking lessons at Luxury Villa in San Casciano is to experience the heart and soul of Tuscany through food, history, and culture.
These cooking lessons are about much more than a list of ingredients and how to cook them.
Food and wine should be enjoyed with gusto, and that can begin with the preparation of a meal. The owners wish to introduce this philosophy into the cooking experience at Luxury Villa kitchen for a memorable and valuable cooking lesson.
It is true that it is often not easy to recreate the same recipe using the same ingredients, but the aim of this course is to show guests how to cook certain recipes that, in the end, translate into extraordinary meals no matter where you apply the techniques and no matter where the ingredients come from. Our private Chef will provide suggestions on how to approach food, and use techniques that that will help in the making of many recipes, not only those chosen for the lesson. These lessons are totally interactive, so questions are welcome and techniques shared by our chef.

Highlights:
• Learn traditions of the Italian kitchen from a professional Chef.
• Learn how Tuscan cooking depends on the seasons.
• Enjoy the hands-on experience with preparations from the Chef.
• Participate in discussion of wine pairing, using the fine Villa wines and grappas.
• Enjoy a wonderful lunch at the end of the event.

What’s included: Cooking classes include one intensive, morning or afternoon, cooking session with instruction (in English) and practice with professional chef, one lunch, all food ingredients.
You will learn that Tuscan cooking depends on the seasons: in the Spring – garden-fresh baccelli (fava beans) are tossed with Marzolino (the fresh sheep cheese made in the Spring) and involtini (fresh artichokes wrapped in mortadella and tender veal, simmered in a fresh tomato sauce); in the Summer – panzanella (a Tuscan bread salad with tomato, cucumber and onion) pairs with delicate slices of roast pork loin served with a porcini mushroom reduction; in the Fall –handcrafted pappardelle pasta is tossed with a hearty wild boar sauce.
Chef enhances your cooking lesson with an in-depth discussion of wine pairing, using the fine Villa Mangiacane wines and grappas.
The dishes and accompanied with lessons are based on seasonal ingredients. Some preparations are standard: handmade gnocchi or risotto, vegetables side dishes or appetizers, or traditional meat or fish recipes.

Not included:
 Transportation, room, and board or any other excursions.
Available: Every day
Starting: at 11:00 a.m.
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
Person: min 2

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