Cooking classes

Cinque Terre Cooking Class: pasta, tiramisù and aperitivo

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 La Spezia

 Duration 3h

 Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Small Group hands-on cooking class with 2 pasta recipes and tiramisù followed by an Italian aperitivo and lunch or dinner with the dishes prepared during the class

Your menu
  • Gnocchetti with pesto
  • Trofie
  • Tiramisù (a chilled dessert made with coffee, lady fingers and mascarpone cheese)

Learn how to make two types of Italian pasta and a classic Italian dessert during this chef-led cooking workshop. In the private home of a Cesarina in La Spezia, receive hands-on instruction for making trofie, gnocchetti and tiramisu from one-of-a-kind family recipes. Workshops include local wine and coffee, as well as lunch or dinner prepared during the class.

52 reviews
Daniela and Gianni were so welcoming. We enjoyed our time with them and learned a lot about pasta making! The food and wine were delicious. Thank you Daniela!
Terri - May 2023
Our visit with Cesarina, Daniela, was amazing! We were visiting for the day from our cruise ship and Daniela made our visit to La Spezia very special and unforgettable. She and her husband Gianni (aka Georgie Clooney) were wonderful hosts and made us feel like extended family. We had delicious homemade ravioli and focaccia that was the best we ever had. The appetizer selection was more than expected with local delicacies, every bite truly delicious. We thank them both for all the hard work to make our day special and hope to visit again. We would recommend this to anyone visiting the area who wants an intimate home experience rather than larger tourist destinations.
Charles, Robert, and Tana (NY) - June 2023
Our visit with Daniela and her husband was wonderful. We felt right at home as soon as we arrived. She prepared delicious bruschettas to start, then we made amazing tiramisu, early because it had to be chilled, and finally spinach stuffed ravioli. It was all complemented of course with plenty to drink. the food was only surpassed by the warmth of our experience. At the end she even drove us back to our cruise ship.
Steve - May 2023
What an absolutely wonderful time spent with welcoming host Daniela. It was a pleasure spending the day in your home, meeting Gianni and Mario, and learning about Italian cooking. The meal we prepared was delicioso! Afterwards the ride back to the cruise terminal shows the true sweetness and generosity of Daniela. All of our best to the Ganapini's, Phillip and his humans.
Frank and Jennifer Burton - May 2023
We had the best most authentic cooking experience with Daniela and her family. So much good food, many laughs and memories to last forever! Thank you for welcoming us into your home.
Carol & Jeff N.  - May 2023

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2018Location: La Spezia    Languages: Italian and English

The city of La Spezia is located practically on the border between Liguria and Tuscany. It is the ideal starting point to visit the splendid Cinque Terre and other characteristic villages in the area, such as Lerici and Porto Venere. With the sea in front of the city and the mountains behind, it is fascinating to admire it from above from San Giorgio castle, and experience its unique flavor through its culinary offerings, which reflect a combination of land and sea, evolution and experimentation. Seated around Daniela's table, you’ll experience a procession of traditional recipes. Our Cesarina offers the classic cuisine of La Spezia, the result of the fusion of different traditions from the neighboring regions. Daniela's prepares her dishes using simple ingredients. However, once combined, they give life to both strong and delicate flavors at the same time, recipes like 'sgabei' – raised bread dough that is cut into strips, fried, stuffed with cheeses or locally cured cold cuts, 'muscoli' (mussels) in a variety of versions and, of course, an absolute must, 'pesto' (sauce made from basil).

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