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Pasta cooking class!

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Duration 3h

Max 8 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
Your experience
  • Colorful ravioli (plating with seasonal vegetable hues)
  • Tagliatelle fresh with tomato, eggplant and parmigiano
  • Tiramisu or cannoli or white and black

Our adventure will begin with a toast and continue with an engaging experience: we will prepare colorful ravioli together, mixing vegetables such as spinach, beets or saffron into the flour to give a fun twist to the dish. Next, we will prepare delicious noodles topped with cherry tomatoes, eggplant and Parmesan cheese, enriched with a freshly made sauce. Finally, I will share with you the secrets of making a tiramisu, which you will prepare with your own hands.

21 reviews
Mariella was kind and an excellent chef. She shared the history of her family and community through the food she served. We helped make pasta which was a fun experience for us. We are buying a pasta maker as soon as we get home. She offered to take us to her country home which was a 20 minute drive but we were worried about getting back on the ship. I wish we would have taken her up on the offer because it sounded lovely and we would have been back in plenty of time for the cruise departure. Next time!

Kristin B  - July 2024

Absolutely amazing! Mariela welcomed us into her home and taught us so much about local food and culture. Highly recommend this experience.

Jen - July 2024

Great morning making pasta and learning more in a true authentic Italian style. We had a great time prepping, cooking, eating and sharing knowledge back and forth.

Patrick s - July 2024

Our group truly enjoyed our experience with Mariella! She used Google Translate to provide cultural details of the dishes we were making so we gained the understanding of the significance of the meal and ingredients used. For our teenagers in our group, I loved that the experience provided real cultural immersion for them to remember. Recommended!!!!

Danielle - July 2024

Our cooking class with Mariella was everything we hoped for and more! Our family of 6 laughed and had a great time and with the help of Google translate, we cooked pasta, focaccia, and other Sicilian dishes! We were in Messina for a cruise ship port, and booked the cooking class. Mariella and her sister in law picked us up and took us to her home, with a gorgeous view overlooking the Messina straight. This was different than a typical tourist day and we highly recommend! Mariella is the sweetest and we felt truly welcomed into her home and visiting a family member!

Julia H - June 2024

€129.00 per guest

€64.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2023Location: Messina    Languages: Italian and English
My cuisine is linked to tradition with a touch of poetic license for some foods, which are too strong for me. Born and raised in Messina, I actually learned the Messina tradition when I grew up, because my parents were originally from Gioiosa Marea and Piraino, provinces of Messina but with several differences in methodology. I try to combine these diversities in a taste that is, I would say, pleasant. I like to know and above all I would like these traditions not to disappear.
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