Cooking classes

Cooking class with three Florentine recipes

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 Duration 3h

 Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Hands-on cooking class with bruschetta, 3 recipes (starter, pasta and dessert) followed by an Italian aperitivo and a 3-course menu with the recipes prepared during the class.

Your menu
  • Crostoni with sausage, anchovies and butter
  • Gnocchi all'aglione
  • Chocolate cake revised recipe of the legendary Pistocchi

Come and taste dishes made in the tradition of my family. I offer you a particular cooking class, we will prepare together the crostoni that they made at the vinaino outside the city, gnocchi seasoned with garlic and the revised Pistocchi cioccolat cake. All accompanied by quality wine, coffee and water... I'll wait for you!

Donatella and her family were the most welcoming hosts, eager to ensure our experience was enjoyable from the moment we walked through the door. Their home and hospitality was so warm and charming. So much learning and laughter was shared. Such a wonderful evening!
The Prehn Family - March 2023
Donatella was amazing!! Her apartment was warm and inviting from the start. She made us feel like old friends. We attended the class with our two college age kids, plus one of their friends. It was the perfect activity and the perfect lunch! We learned a lot food and real life in Florence and came away with a couple of new ideas for pasta recipes. Highly recommend Donatella!!!
Jonn  - March 2023
My family enjoyed our evening with Donatella and her family. Dinner was delicious and we enjoyed good conversation. Very friendly.
Marisol - March 2023
Donatella and her family were wonderful hosts. Her food was superb, chosen with care and beautifully cooked. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
Pam S. - February 2023
A fabulous host! We aren't the best cooks and Donatella guided us through the two pastas and tiramisu- truly a wonderful person. Then we sat down and had dinner with her, her husband and son- a great way to learn more about the culture!
Em & Fotis - January 2023

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: Florence    Languages: Italian and English

Florence, to quote Stendhal, has a "subtle beauty". The city itself is an open-air museum, rich in architectural masterpieces and works of art that are unique in the world. Here in the heart of this historical city in a street of ancient buildings located within where once stood the ancient medieval walls, and where you can experience the flavor of ancient Florentine history, we meet Donatella, our Florentine Cesarina DOC.  Donatella studied art and architecture and she likes to experiment with different artistic techniques, from papier-mâché to ceramics, as well as applying her hand to making pasta dough in the kitchen. This last passion she shares with her husband and children, with whom she loves making homemade pasta, a perfect way to teach culinary art while having fun. At Donatella’s, there is always a festive feeling and the typical flavors of Tuscan cuisine.  Her dishes, from pezzole to carabaccia di Caterina de' Medici, are recipes which have made French cuisine famous the world over but that actually originated in Italy, specifically in Florence and the Medici court. Along with the fork, Caterina de' Medici brought recipes with her to Paris that would eventually become the macarons, omelette, crepes, the "francesina", soupe d'oignons and the bigné. At Donatella’s table, we can relive the history of the dishes that traveled from Florence to Paris, as well as enjoy the pleasure of tasting them.

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