Cooking classes

Bergamot aperitif to be discovered

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Reggio Calabria

Duration 2h

Max 10 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Small group aperitivo hands on cooking class with 5 recipes (appetizers), followed by the tasting of the recipes prepared during the class

Shared Experience

In a shared experience, other guests may be added, up to the maximum number of people that the host can accommodate. Therefore you may have the opportunity to share your passion for good food and cooking with other people from all over the world!

Your experience
  • Mixed meatballs
  • Bruschetta and croutons
  • Savoury pies of various flavours
  • Calabrian cured meats and cheeses
  • Homemade mousses and pretzels

An effervescent, innovative and delicious aperitif? Definitely at home, on my terrace (in warm weather) or inside, but still spectacular. I propose a Reggio Calabria Bergamot aperitif, followed by various appetizers that we will prepare together quickly and easily, so that you can replicate them comfortably in your homes. During our culinary session, we will create meat and eggplant patties, crostini with various mousses (ricotta and nduja), tomato bruschetta, and taste typical cold cuts and cheeses. We will continue with savory pies filled with seasonal vegetables. The evening will be enlivened by music, laughter and merriment. As a sweet finishing touch, I will offer small typical Calabrian treats. I hope this experience will be a riot of flavor and good cheer!

9 reviews
Our time spent with Antonella and her family was priceless to us siblings. It was our first time to our heritage roots. To eat and watch her make our local regional food and receive and education in the process was worth it all. We highly recommend this experience if you are going to Reggio Calabria.

Judy, Randy, Paulette - April 2024

Our evening with Cesarina Antonella was everything we hoped for and more. We received a warm welcome to her home. She truly went to great lengths to give us an authentic food experience, with each ingredient selected regionally- keeping with what people directly from Reggio Calabria would come to expect. There were so many dishes and courses we could not count. Everything was made by hand and was of exquisite taste. She even accommodated for my wife’s vegan vegetarian diet. Conversation was fun and we learned more about the city than we could have possibly gotten from a tour. This was truly a special night and one we will never forget!

Jamie & Susan - March 2024

My friend and I booked a cooking class with Antonella and it was amazing. Not only is she very knowledgeable and excellent at engaging and including us in the cooking process, but her warmth and generosity was amazing. We cooked, we shared stories, we laughed, and we sat down and shared our meal together. It was definitely a family type experience, and one I will cherish for the remainder of my life.

Tricia - November 2023

We had a fabulous experience with our Calabrian hosts for a 4 course dinner. We got to see momma make the food in front of us. Their hospitality was the best. We were treated like family. The food was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed our experience and appreciate our local family.

Frank LaRosa - May 2023

This was an experience I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life! Antonella and her family were so beautiful and welcoming, I truly felt at home. I admire Antonella and her knowledge and passion for traditional Calabrian produce and recipes. It is an experience you cannot miss if visiting the wonderful Reggio Calabria. The food was incredible, the company was heartwarming and the experience in total - I cannot rate more highly. I’m not sure what else to say, other than thank you with all my heart again to Antonella for this experience. With love, Gabby from Australia!

Gabrielle - October 2022

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: Reggio Calabria    Languages: Italian and English
In the heart of the Mediterranean, in the deep south of Italy, lies a corner of light, sea, and poetry. We are in Reggio Calabria, where its waterfront is one of the most scenic and beautiful promenades in our peninsula, offering the scent of the sea, views of the unmistakable silhouette of Mount Etna, and the evening sunset over the strait. Just steps from the historic center, we meet Antonella. Our Cesarina welcomes us into her cozy home with a panoramic terrace overlooking the sea. During her cooking classes, Antonella shares typical Calabrian recipes: from pasta rigorously handmade, like "maccheroni al ferretto," bursting with the colors and flavors of the land and sea, to cured meats accompanied by typical preserves of vegetables, eggplants, and other vegetables preserved in oil, and sun-dried tomatoes, ending with traditional desserts.
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