Cooking classes

In Florence for a lesson in colored pasta

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Donatella

Florence

Duration 3h

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Small Group hands-on cooking class with 2 pasta recipes and tiramisù followed by an Italian aperitivo and lunch or dinner with the dishes 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
  • Two-tone ravioli or tagliatelle or decorated with sage, basil or patterned
  • Handmade pasta roses on a lawn of pesto and rocket, and parmesan
  • Playful tiramisu: with limoncello, pistachio, peanut butter, nutella.....

It will be a unique experience to invite you to my home for a special lesson on creating handmade pasta, following the traditions handed down from my grandmother. During our time together, you will shape original pasta such as roses, candies, tortelloni or noodles, enriching it with natural ingredients such as cocoa and turmeric for a creative twist.

As for the filling, we will have a chance to decide together, for example, during grape season we can experiment with a delicious combination of ricotta and grapes. If you prefer a vegetarian version, I will be happy to adapt to your preferences. Tiramisu will be the sweet culmination of our experience. To accompany this, we will have an assortment of fine wines available.

Vegetarian

Reviews
5.0
26 reviews
We enjoyed our time with you so much, Donatella! The pasta and tiramisu dishes you taught us were delicious and easy to make. Out of all the meals we had while visiting Italy, what we made with you was honestly the best we had. In fact, our experience was so good that we ordered a pasta maker even before we left Italy. Thank you for inviting us into your home to have a wonderful time and teaching us something we can enjoy for years to come.

Ken and Christa - November 2023

Donatella is a warm and welcoming person, and a great cook and teacher. We had a wonderful time making tiramisu and pasta. I wholeheartedly recommend booking an evening with Donatella.

Cassie + Ari - October 2023

Donatella, was an amazing host as well as a fantastic chef. We had a great evening of food, wine and conversation. We were able to experience home cooking and cuisine that you can not find in the restaurants. Her home was a great break from the restaurant life. We highly recommend Donatella for a great local experience.

Daron & Kelly - September 2023

Donatella was an amazing host! We have a large family with 4 kids between 13 and 3, and she made us feel so welcome in her home. When my 3 year old starting getting bored, she gave him tasks to do to keep him occupied. The class itself was so much fun. We loved the authenticity of learning in her home, and the final results were absolutely delicious. It was one of the highlights of our trip for sure and I highly recommend Donatella

Kristin Ciaglia - July 2023

Donatella welcomed us into her home with open arms and showed us how to make various types of pasta. She was patient and kind. Definitely an experience to remember forever!

Nina - July 2023

€179.00 per guest

€89.50 per child

Where
You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Donatella
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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