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Fresh Pasta Cooking Class with a View of Lake Maggiore

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Duration 3h

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian, English, French

Small group hands-on cooking class with 3 pasta recipes, followed by lunch and dinner with the recipes prepared during the class

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 menu
  • Gnocchi (homemade pasta) with sausage
  • Tagliatelle with ragu sauce
  • Ravioli (homemade pasta) with butter and sage

I am waiting for you in my home, on the shores of Lake Maggiore and overlooking the Borromean Islands, to share my passion for cooking with you! I am Gabriella and I have always loved traditional cooking. In my cooking class, I will teach you how to prepare three fresh pasta specialties: ravioli, tagliatelle and gnocchi. I will show you all the secrets to making perfect fresh pasta, from preparing the dough to making the different pasta shapes. I will guide you, step by step, in the preparation of the fillings and sauces that accompany these delicious dishes. At the end of the class, we will sit down together at the table to enjoy the fruits of our labor, accompanied by a bottle of Piedmontese wine.

6 reviews
Three girlfriends and I had dinner with Gabriella and her husband. What a fun night with many laughs and learning. She taught us how to make risotto and other Italian cooking tips, but we enjoyed four courses including wine and dessert. Awesome experience and would highly recommend an evening with this wonderful couple!!

Joan Griffin  - October 2023

Gabriella and Fausto were wonderful, kind and gracious hosts. They were very accommodating, made us a delicious dinner with wine and taught us about Italian food and cooking. We will always remember this experience!

Marc and Agne - October 2023

Gabriella and Fausto welcomed us into their home in the beautiful town of Vabeno. Gabriella considered our dietary requests and made a delicious dinner like we had never had before! They were very friendly, and we had a lovely conversation with many laughs. It was an unforgettable experience!

Dror - September 2023

Gabriella & her partner Fausto were incredible. The meal was delicious, the education was top tier, & the wine was wonderful. They were very accommodating as we brought our 2 month old baby with us! It felt like being at home and cooking a wonderful meal with an old friend. Gabriella is an excellent teacher and we cannot wait to recreate the recipe she shared with us back home. The next time we’re around Lake Maggiore, we’ll definitely book another class! Best part of our trip to the area.

Carmen - September 2023

Unless George Clooney invites you to his villa on Lake Como, vacation on Lake Maggiore and spend an afternoon with Gabriella in her kitchen in Vabaveno. From the moment we arrived we were greeted as old friends with Aperitive (wine), tasting of Piemonte appetizers and traditional northern Italian Sunday food. With pleasantries completed, we jumped right into slicing tomatoes and vegetables for the sauce. While the sauce is cooking, we began making the pasta from basic ingredients. When all was ready, we sat down to a beautiful table and were treated to a surprise, Gabriella's husband was able to join us. The dinner included our antipasto, cheese and sauce Verde, Prosecco (several glasses) carperone piedmontese , our pasta with tomato sauce and tagliatelle with basil. For desert we enjoy the Tiramisu, all made from scratch! As an added treat, Gabriella and husband took us on a short walking tour of their town. Now we will always have friends in northern Italy.

Ruben. Pamela and Elizabeth - July 2023

€149.00 per guest

€74.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2021Location: Baveno    Languages: Italian, English, French
"The kitchen has fascinated me since the child, I followed carefully mom to the stove trying to learn all her recipes. Mine is a 360 degree cuisine that enhances my region, Piedmont. With my partner, wine connoisseur, who follows me in my creations, we prepare delicious lunches and dinners, respecting the tradition with particular attention to the research and selection of ingredients."
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