Hi! I'm Anna.

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wilmaCesarina from 2018
My speciality: Risotto with perch
I live in: Cernobbio
I speak: English, French, Spanish, Italian

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Cernobbio is a quaint village nestled between the splendor of Lake Como and the nearby mountains. An area in which nature, history and art are inseparably connected. A place that manages to evoke innumerable emotions, images and literary memories, from Plinio to Foscolo, from Stendhal to Manzoni.

 

"That branch of Lake Como ..." is therefore the perfect opening words to present Anna, our Cesarina, who welcomes us to her splendid home, surrounded by greenery and with a view, of course, of the lake. Anna tells us how her Cesarina adventure began: "everything started a bit for fun. We organized dinners with friends, voting for the best dish. Then with a friend, we started organizing themed dinners and now, with the support of my mother, who is an excellent cook, I'm a Cesarina!"

 

An excellent Cesarina, who loves to cook dishes full of 'flavors from the lake,’ accompanied by fresh vegetables from the garden. She then alternates these wonderful fish dishes with fanciful recipes created using ingredients from the nearby mountains.

My specialities

- Carpione fish, bruschetta with tomatoes

- Risotto with perch

- Lake fish balls and vegetables

- Mixed salad

- Meringue with berries

- Parmesan waffle with 'winter salad' with balsamic vinegar

- Buckwheat gnocchi with 'Bitto' (italian cheese)

- Ossibuchi with porcini mushrooms

- Misticanza

- Tasting of homemade desserts: 'cotizza', 'pan meini', vanilla ice cream

- Aperitif with local specialties

Book an experience with me!

Choose your favourite experience and confirm your booking. The Cesarine Team will contact you to tailor your experience and you will receive an email with all the information

Clean and safe

Our hosts are updated on the latest hygiene and social distancing protocols

At your service

Our team of Culinary Guides are there every step of the way to provide assistance

Safe purchases & Cancellation policy

Guaranteed payments and free cancellation up to 24h before the start

Reviews from our guests

Find out what people thought of their experience with Anna

Marshall and I had a private cooking class with Anna and it was absolutely wonderful. She took photos of us along the way and sent them to me along with the recipes at the end. The setting was wonderful as well. We were able to enjoy our hard work overlooking Lake Como and even have a rainbow perfectly frame the other side of the lake during dinner.

Lindsay Lynn

August 2022

Our evening with Anna in Cernobbio was great. She and her friend Terri took us to the Italian kitchen. After a relaxed get-to-know-you, we were allowed to share two typical Italian pasta dishes in the outdoor kitchen in the beautiful garden with a great view of Lake Como. We also prepared tiramisu. The atmosphere was warm and instructive the whole time with great insiders. During a short break there was delicious Prosecco and antipasti. After eating together there was a lot of laughter and extensive chatting, which rounded off the evening perfectly. We can only recommend this course and would love to come back. Grazie mille! :-)

Kathrin & Norman

August 2022

What a wonderful experience! Our hosts took such good care of us and we couldn’t recommend them more. We started with a tour of Como city center and stopped at the market to grab a few ingredients. We then went to a cheese shop in which we had a delicious aperitivo and sampled a few local products. We went to our host’s house and learned to make bruschetta, ravioli and tagliatelle by hand! It was delicious and so much fun. Anna and her family were accommodating, welcoming, kind and we couldn’t recommend them more!

Greg

July 2022

This experience was without doubt the highlight of our trip to Lake Como! Sisters Anna and Terri were incredible hosts/cooks not to mention gorgeous people. The setting for the class was outstanding with views over all of Cernobbio. They took us to the Switzerland border with vineyards, a little van selling homemade cheeses and meats, and then purchased what we needed for our cooking class. We made a traditional buckwheat pasta as well as ravioli and tiramisu which my daughter specially requested. We learnt so much more than just cooking skills during this class. Huge thanks to Anna and Terri.

Trudy Cook

July 2022

We had a private cooking class with Anna and Alice. They were wonderful! They engaged our teens with a pasta and tiramisu making “competition.” All of the adults were blown away with how special the experience was. the food and the view and dining were top notch! And we also got to meet Anna’s sons who were as lovely as their mother and Alice! I highly recommend! It was the highlight of our trip!!

Katie

July 2022

We had the most amazing experience with Anna and her family in Cernobbio. They made us feel so welcome in their home and gave us a true Italian cooking experience! I cannot recommend them enough. The view of Lake Como from their house was incredible and it was so much fun making fresh pasta in their outdoor kitchen! If we come back to Cernobbio we will 100% revisit them and hopefully make a different pasta dish!

Ellie

July 2022

Location molto bella, Cesarine simpatiche, cordiali ed accoglienti, da ripetere.

Daniela & Nicola

June 2022

It was really great, we came for learning cooking and went as friends. We cooked with Anna and her sister who spoke german. So we had a mix between italian, german and english. That was really good for learning more italian. The cooking lesson was in the house of Anna's parents with a breathtaking view over Lago di Como. The parents came for the meal and they where so lovely and nice. All in all it was the best experience of our hollidays at Lago di Como. Thank you very much!

Bettina

April 2022

Esperienza molto bella e la padrona di casa e la sorella simpaticissime. Se dovessi proprio trovare una pecca, ma avendo lasciato io carta bianca, i piatti non mi sembravano della tradizione comasca ma tutti molto buoni e ricercati...e forse meglio così!...alla fine avremmo mangiato sempre le stesse cose. Esperienza che rifaremo !

BarbaraGabriele

March 2022

Bellissima esperienza! Avevo prenotato per una cena romantica in occasione del compleanno del mio compagno: appena arrivati Anna ci accolti in casa sua e qui la sorpresa...aveva preparato un angolino romanticissimo solo per noi! Che carina... Devo dire che ha rispettato la richiesta di una cena romantica ma non sono mancati i momenti di chiacchiere anche con lei e con i figli che l'hanno aiutata nello svolgimento della cena. I piatti erano deliziosi, preparati con prodotti locali e verdure dell'orto; ho molto molto gradito questa attenzione, poi era tutto molto buono! Tra l'altro alla fine ha anche portato il dolce con le candeline...grandissima! Io e i mio compagno siamo proprio contenti e soddisfatti dell'esperienza fatta...grazie Anna!

sulle rive del lago di Como

October 2021