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Monica's Lucca Cooking Class: Fresh Pasta & Fried Delights

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Duration 3h

Max 10 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian, English, French

Cooking lesson: learn how to cook Italian recipes with a local Cesarina

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    Welcome to my cooking class in Lucca! I'm Monica, a passionate cook who has always enjoyed preparing delicious meals, even for large groups of people.

    To start, we'll have an appetizer of fried pizza dough and sage, paired with Prosecco. Then, we'll move on to fried squash blossoms, vegetables like zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes, and onions, and fried polenta with a seasonal sauce. After that, we'll prepare homemade bigoli pasta with 00 wheat, topped with our own homemade sauce. For dessert, we'll enjoy "fried Buccellato" a typical local dessert, or Tiramisu upon request. We'll pair the dishes with Prosecco or red wine of your choice. We will enjoy the dishes prepared in the garden, if the season allows it. Come join me for a memorable culinary experience!



    16 reviews
    We had a great evening with Monica! We cooked several dishes (prepared among other things different types of pasta) and had great conversations.
    Dominique  - July 2023
    This was better than anything we could have ever asked for or expected. Monika quickly transformed from our cooking teacher to our Nonna and we felt like a genuine member of her family. We ended up being with her for about 6 hours and we loved EVERY second of it. This class really allowed for us to get involved in every step of the process and she made sure that our technique was flawless before moving on to the next step. We made: two different types of pasta, tiramisu, pesto, red sauce, and fried squash blossoms, zucchini, tomatoes, and sage. Of course it wouldn't be an italian dinner without a cheese and meat board in between the meal too. Everything was amazing. RUN DO NOT WALK to this experience. Easily accessible by taxi if you are staying in the city of Lucca without a car.
    Tim D - May 2023
    Monica and her husband were exceptional! They were warm welcoming and so wonderful! They asked what we wanted to make and were good at managing expectations due to time. They were so generous and knowledgeable and kind. It was a truly magical experience for my family. The children loved it! Thank you so much for a special memory and evening!!!
    Rimi - July 2023
    Monica was absolutely incredible! She was patient, a great teacher and full of knowledge on how to cook the Italian way! All 8 of us dearly loved our experience and we all learned so much. This was well worth the money and it was one of our favorite experiences in Italy! We highly, highly recommend this experience.
    Margaret Morefield  - June 2023
    This cooking class was so much fun. Monica customized it to what we wanted to learn and was so knowledgeable. The class went long because she insisted we needed more time. She and her husband also provided a variety of meats, cheeses, fruits, and alcohol. Would definitely recommend!
    Marie - June 2023

    €129.00 per guest

    €64.50 per child

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    Cesarina from 2018Location: Lucca    Languages: Italian, English, French
    "I have always cooked, even for many people. In summer I like to make tomato sauce, jams, oil and flavored salt. For my recipes I use products at km 0 and bio."
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