Cooking classes

Cooking class: preparing fish from Lake Como

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 Duration 3h

 Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian, English, French

Cooking lesson: learn how to cook Italian recipes with a local Cesarina

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    In this special cooking class, I will reveal all the secrets to cleaning, preparing, filleting and enjoying recipes with the excellent lake fish caught in Lake Como.

    We will start the day with a Welcome Aperitif: appetizers and a glass of wine will welcome you to my home.

    Afterwards I will reveal the secrets of 4 recipes handed down from my family:

    • a lake fish appetizer
    • the classic ravioli stuffed with trout and perch, with the recipe that my grandmother handed down to my mom and she to me
    • a traditional fish second course, which could be baked fish or fried fish
    • a typically Italian dessert: "tiramisu ".

    Depending on the season we may have lunch or dinner in the garden concluding with a good coffee and homemade liqueurs.

    19 reviews
    One word.... INCREDIBLE!!! Damiano is not one an amazing chef, but one of the best hosts one could ever experience. We have been lucky enough to visit Italy more than once, but this is one of the singular best experiences we have ever had. Food, setting, conversation and the warm hospitality is not to be missed. Thank you Damiano PS Ask for the flash cooked sage appetizer!
    Chris, Lisa, Denny & Beth - June 2023
    This was an amazing experience!! Damiano and Frederico were so inviting, kind, and funny. We had a fantastic family experience. Highly recommend!!
    Laurie Nieves - June 2023
    Fantastic time, fantastic food, and even better hosts. Would recommend for anyone trying to learn how to cook better. He taught me and that's saying a lot.
    David and Jordon - May 2023
    fantastic, so much fun and we definitely learned some new skills. great hosts and very patient. a true pleasure, felt more like cooking with friends
    mark ranck - May 2023
    Thank you for collecting us in Como and bringing u to your home in Lomazzo. Our cooking and dining experience with you was exceptional. Beyond what we could have imagined. Your passion as a chef was evident and shined through each course that you guide us. It was an excellent meal, delicious absolutely the height of our Italian experience. No other restaurant has exceed yours. The conversation was easy and pleasant, the company - Grand! We will highly recommend to family and friends that be fortunate enough to visit your country to come and dine with you. We will treasure the recipes that you so kindly shared with us and we are so grateful that you welcomed us into your lovely home and shared a piece of your expertise -- You certainly are a "Top Chef" to us,
    Ellen and Mike Goderre - May 2023

    €129.00 per guest

    €64.50 per child

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    Cesarina from 2020Location: Como    Languages: Italian, English, French

    I have always had a strong passion for cooking that led me first to learn simple and traditional family Sunday recipes, and then to attend the Bellagio Hotel School. A glass of good wine and an excellent dessert, which I am fond of, must never be missing from my table. I try to shop responsibly and, as much as possible, purchase local products such as eggs, vegetables, and meats from local producers. The lake fish I use in my recipes is caught directly by fisherman friends, while I personally collect mushrooms during autumn and preserve them for subsequent seasons. I live in Lomazzo, a small historical village. From my loggia, you can overlook the square of the Baroque Church of San Siro and the "Arco della Pace," where in 1286, the peace treaty between the rival cities of Como and Milan was signed. I open my home to guests who want to learn the secrets of Lombard cuisine and, why not, something about traditional Italian cuisine as well. Lomazzo, considered a working-class village due to the presence of an important cotton mill that for 200 years was the flagship of Italian manufacturing industry (now transformed into an Innovation Hub), is nestled in the Lombard countryside. It serves as a crossroads to easily reach Milan, Como, its lake, and Switzerland, both through the railway station that connects the two Lombard cities in just a few minutes and the convenient highway access. For my guests, in addition to offering them a beautiful experience, I provide free round-trip transfers from Lomazzo to Como by car (max. 4 people) or by train, both from Como (Como Lago Station/Lomazzo) and Milan (Milan Cadorna Station/Lomazzo).

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