"It is indescribable ... breathtaking Lake Como must be seen ..." This is how Cesarina Bea welcomes us to her cozy home in the historical town center of Como, located within walking distance of the lake.
Como is a fascinating city full of charm and history, as is Bea’s cooking - "my cooking speaks of the past" – uniting tradition with a strong creative flair.
Tradition and creativity are the characteristics that distinguished Bea during her participation on the sixth edition of Bake off Italia, a cooking show dedicated to preparing traditional Italian sweets. Now, after this extraordinary event, our Cesarina awaits us for an unforgettable culinary experience...
- 'Pesce in Carpione' (marinated white fish with caramelized onions)
- Risotto with perch
- 'Lavarello' (lake fish) with white wine
- Steamed vegetables
- 'Pan de mej with rusumada' (sweet millet bread with spoon cream)
- 'Nervetti' with sage
- Onion soup
- 'Polenta uncia' (polenta with cheese with the addition of melted butter)
- Mushrooms with parsley
- 'Miascia' (cake with stale bread with the addition of dried and fresh fruit)
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Find out what people thought of their experience with Beatrice
It was truly fun to cook with Beatrice! We had two lessons and enjoyed both. Beatrice is an attentive, friendly and welcoming host.
Natalia & Mylene
The experience my husband and I had was perfect. Our host/teacher Beatrice went out of her way to ensure we had a wonderful time cooking, laughing and eating. We highly recommend this to anyone who wants to take a memory of Italy back home with them.
We enjoyed our cooking class with Beatrice. We had fun and the food was delicious. We hope to do it again.
Great authentic experience. Beatrice was so fun and welcoming into her home. The meal was delicious.
Beatrice was a very gracious and did a wonderful job of demystifying pasta-making. We made raviolis, a polenta dish, and a no-machine ice cream -- all were delicious. We were confident enough in the techniques Beatrice showed us that we have made all three dishes again since we've been home, and all turned out great! We will continue to make these recipes and relive the memories we made during our time at Lake Como. Highly recommend!