Cooking classes

Taste and tradition: florentine cooking class

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Duration 3h

Max 4 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Hands-on cooking class with starter, pasta and dessert followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

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Your experience
  • Crostoni and coccoli
  • Gnocchi whit aglione
  • Chocolate cake revised recipe of the legendary Pistocchi

I propose a special cooking class during which we will prepare crostoni and coccoli together.

Next, we will devote ourselves to the preparation of gnocchi, to be seasoned with aglione or a spice mix provided by a farm near Strada in Chianti, or in summer, we will have the opportunity to cook a delicious fresh tomato sautéed with garlic and basil, just as my father used to do, who liked to call it "picchiupacchio." We will conclude the course by preparing a revisited Pistocchi chocolate cake. This will be accompanied by high quality wine, coffee and water. I look forward to seeing you enthusiastically!

28 reviews
Donatella was very hospitable, gracious, and professional. We had the time of our lives and learned to make several dishes. In the end, we were able to each our masterpieces and left absolutely full! She is a wonderful hostess and chef!

Joe & Sharon - June 2024

Donatella was fantastic! First of all she changed our menu to meet my dietary restrictions. Thank you!! She gave us lots of guidance with tips and tricks to make everything easy to make and delicious to enjoy. Her charming personality made the whole experience fun!!

Jasmin - June 2024

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

€179.00 per guest

€89.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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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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