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Tour and cooking class: Liguria on the table

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Duration 4h

Max 6 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Small group market tour and hands-on cooking class with 3 recipes followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

Shared Experience
Your experience
  • Testaieu with pesto
  • Ravioli (homemade pasta) with fresh tomato and basil sauce
  • Apple pie

This meeting includes a visit to the market and a brief exploration of the city. I will be your guide through the main squares and places of interest, before we head to the market to select ingredients for our lunch. You will collaborate with me in preparing the meal in my charming historic home, and we will have the pleasure of enjoying the dishes in my charming garden on a pleasant day or in the spacious kitchen. I look forward to welcoming you!


6 reviews
Fantastic! Do not miss the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful experience with Ivan! We were so fortunate to spend an afternoon with Ivan and his friend Carla, as well as his wife Paola, and son Federico. Ivan showed us how to prepare several Ligurian dishes in their gorgeous 15th century home, which we enjoyed for lunch with some delightful wine from sommelier Paola’s beautiful Enoteca “Monna Bianca”. (Also very much worth a visit!) Highly recommend. We will return to Ivan for another experience on our next trip to Italy!

Yvonne C - February 2024

Absolutely fabulous lunchtime experience. What a fantastic meal, beautiful house and most importantly, wonderful company. Ivan is a really great teacher and to top it all off his wife Paola runs the wine shop ‘Monna Bianca’ (via Dante, 56) below the apartment.

Dave - February 2024

Cooking with Ivan was the best part of our trip. We were celebrating our 25th anniversary as well as my wife's 60th birthday in Italy. Ivan puled out all the stops and make a birthday cake that was so meaningful and also delicious too. The whole experience will become a memory that we will keep forever. I would have given the experience 6+ stars.

Specialk - November 2023

We had the best experience! Ivan met us at the train station and he showed us the sites of Lavagna. Welcomed us into his home and we made the best lunch! The food was amazing! A must do!

Mary shacklett - July 2023

The highlight of our trip to Italy, Ivan is an amazing chef and an even better host! Together with Carla, we enjoyed walking through Lavanga, discovering the town while collecting ingredients along the way. We then picked up some local wine before Ivan invited us into his beautiful house. He cooked us a feast all while we sat in the courtyard and had great conversation with Carla. I can’t speak highly enough of this experience. We felt truely welcomed, and it’s something I hope I can remember for the rest of my life.

Jason, Brittany, John and Cherie  - June 2023

€199.00 per guest

€99.00 per child

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Cesarina from 2022Location: Lavagna    Languages: Italian and English
"Mine is home cooking and typically Ligurian, made with passion and a great desire to improve. I love cooking above all risotto, BBQ meat, I like to experiment and change recipes with a touch of originality".
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