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Emilian culinary delights: flavor and tradition in Bologna

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Duration 2h 30m

Max 8 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Lunch or dinner : typical 3-course dining experience with aperitivo and cooking demo

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Your experience
  • Piadina (stuffed traditional flat bread) with squacquerone, rocket and salami
  • Tortelloni (homemade pasta) with butter and sage
  • Tiramisù

My experience in a fresh pasta workshop was essential to master the art of dough and the secrets of tortellini, a true excellence of Bologna! I look forward to welcoming you for a lunch or dinner with Emilian flavors. The pleasure begins with handcrafted piadina, accompanied by Emilia Romagna's jewels: Parma ham, Mortadella, Coppa di Parma, and the inevitable squacquerone. The main course features handcrafted tortelloni, filled with sheep ricotta and parsley, dressed with butter and sage. Finally, to delight your palate, the fabulous tiramisu. Come and savor this convivial experience, feeling welcomed in a warm atmosphere, and enjoy each dish prepared with love for my guests. I'm waiting for you!

32 reviews
We had so much fun meeting Alessandra. She was welcoming and informative. She made learning how to make pasta seem so accessible and simple. We had an opportunity to get to know a bit more about her, learn some history about food in the various regions of Italy, and chat with her delightful father for a few minutes! The people, food, and experience was exactly what we were hoping for. If you enjoy meeting local people when you travel plus learning something new, I highly recommend this experience and Alessandra!

Chad and Christie - March 2024

We did a food walking tour with Alessandra . She was absolutely fantastic. Her English is incredible and she took time to get to know us and design a perfect tour for us balanced with what we had already done. She has incredible knowledge and came up with a great way to cook everything we asked about. We had a wonderful picnic lunch in the footsteps of Stanley Tucci - Amazing Host

Jane and Megan Dickson - February 2024

Alessandra and our cooking experience absolute perfection! She was so warm and welcoming and the environment was peaceful and inviting. We even got to briefly meet her cute, funny father! :) Alessandra is so skilled yet was incredibly patient with us as we formed dough and rolled it out. The food was outstanding… we kept thinking “we can’t believe we just made that!” :) She gave us great information about cooking processes and about the food in the region and beyond. We would 100% recommend this experience and Alessandra to anyone looking for a great time while in or near Bologna. It was definitely worth a train ride.

Tyson and Megan W. - November 2023

I had an amazing experience making pasta. Alessandra was very kind, knowledgeable, and patient. I felt right at home in her class. Can’t wait until the next class. Thank you so much for everything !

Tatiana - November 2023

Alessandra welcomed us to her home and got us cooking right away. We’re sure she could make tortellini in her sleep yet she was patient with us showing us how to knead and roll properly. She made our experience fun and was always encouraging. She said, “Every family’s tortellini is the best in the world.” We had tortellini twice after that day and we think she’s right. Her filling is perfection. Forming the tortellini is harder than it looks but we feel we can do it on our own🤞. We both believe we wouldn’t have gotten the attention Alessandra showered us with any where else. Grazie!

Andrea and Katherine Mesi - November 2023

€95.00 per guest

€47.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: Bologna    Languages: Italian and English
Alessandra, our Cesarina, loves to share her passion for cooking. A passion that combines her memories of the scent of her grandmother's home, where she spent the afternoons when she was a child. In her beautiful home, Alessandra serves the traditional dishes from the Emilia region, prepared with care and attention in the search for quality staple ingredients. In some recipes you can find a small Apulian influence, as Alessandra has roots in Apulia.
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