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Culinary experience in Catania on traditions

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Duration 2h 30m

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Dining experience: take a seat and enjoy an authentic Italian meal with a local Cesarina

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

    I love to enrich traditional dishes with a modern twist, respecting, indeed, enhancing the scents and flavors of our land. Grandma's salad, a typical dish of Catanese folk tradition, becomes a gourmet dish when quality ingredients are used, such as datterini, oregano "scopazza," soft salted ricotta, and e.v.o. nocellara dell'Etna oil. Pasta with almond pesto, a traditional recipe from Catania, is enhanced by new aromas and flavors, such as lemon zest, etc. Pork loin, used for classic oven-baked recipes, is instead left to soften with extravecchio brandy and simmered with a cream of white onions. The traditional tiramisu becomes "Sicilian" with the addition of "marsala."

    2 reviews
    Our evening with Maurizio and his charming sister exceeded our expectations.From the appetizers through dessert, all of the dishes were incredible. We enjoyed learning to make pasta, tiramisu and pork cutlets under the supervision of this entertaining brother and sister team. To top off the evening, Mauricio treated us by sharing his musical talent, playing our favorite Billy Joel hits on the piano. Our evening hosted by Maurizio will definitely be remembered as a highlight of our time in Catania.

    Kinley Family - May 2024

    I highly recommend doing this, it was so much fun. When we arrived at Chef Maurizio’s house there was a table full of antipasto and refreshments waiting for us. Did not take long for Chef Maurizio and his lovely sister to put us to work making the pasta. That’s when the fun started, there were eggshells in the dough and they started bickering, like siblings do, on who was at fault, this was so funny. I over soaked the lady finger for the tiramisu on purpose so I could get in on the bickering :) It really felt like I was at home cooking with my family. They had us laughing, slicing, dicing and drinking throughout the day. Everybody participated in the cooking and laughing. So be prepared to work and eat. But the memories will remain forever!

    Antoine - May 2024

    €100.00 per guest

    €50.00 per child

    You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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    Cesarina from 2023Location: Catania    Languages: Italian and English
    My main expertise lies in pasta dishes, but I don't underestimate the importance of velvety soups and meat and fish entrees. My culinary creations draw inspiration from traditional Sicilian and Calabrian recipes, reinterpreted with a modern twist. I prefer using local ingredients, so-called "zero kilometer" products, to create a unique harmony that enhances the authentic colors, fragrances, and flavors of our region. I invite you to try a pasta dish seasoned with my almond and basil pesto, or an intriguing pistachio and sun-dried tomato pesto. I also offer delightful options made with red tuna and mint; pork or beef fillet enriched with vintage vinegar and white onion cream; potato meatloaf embellished with red tuna and capers. And to sweetly conclude, I propose traditional desserts made with ricotta or pistachio cream, among many other delicacies.
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