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Cesarina from 2020

My speciality: Bigoli (homemade pasta) with sauce

I live in: Padua

Spoken languages: Italian and English

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I offer vegetarian alternatives

Hi from Catia!

Catia, our Cesarina, lives on the outskirts of Padua, a city full of treasures to be discovered. Art, culture, history and gastronomy, imposing squares, alleys and shops, nothing is really missing. Even in our Cesarina's home nothing is missing: delicacies that trace the typical Venetian and Paduan flavors, made with raw materials, most of which come from farms in the area.

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My specialities
  •  Bruschetta with vegetables
  •  Bigoli (homemade pasta) with sauce
  •  'Sarde in saor' (sweet and sour sardines)
72 reviews
Catia provided a cooking experience like none I have ever experienced in the many cooking classes I’ve taken. In her beautiful home, she not only showed me how to do the steps in making gnocchi but she shared what she learned from cooking with her mother since she was a little girl. She explained the importance of using key ingredients such as the flour and specific kind of potato, how to handle the dough and how to make a delicious sauce for the gnocchi. After the cooking of the gnocchi, we sat on her lovely outdoor patio and ate the gnocchi from her beautiful china and glassware with wine and special appetizers she made to complement the food. She never rushed the experience and we sat for a long time and talked about Italy, its people and culture. My experience with Catia was the highlight of my visit to Padua. I am so grateful for the special experience of knowing her as the wonderful and gracious person that she is and how generous she was in sharing her knowledge, skills and life experiences.

Judith  - May 2024

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Catia. The tour of the market area at Piazza Erbe and surrounding buildings was excellent and our cooking class was top notch. We highly recommend Catia

Bob Dowe - May 2024

We had a great day cooking with Catia! A warm and welcoming host who learned us a lot about Venetian and Italian cooking traditions. Delicious food!

Jan - May 2024

Thank you,Catja for the wonderful Day and for your patience

Eva und Michael - April 2024

I can only agree with the other reviews, we had an amazing time with Catia and immediately felt welcome and at home in her place. The food was great and we had a lot of fun making the pasta ourselves. We also liked the conversations we had with Catia a lot. We can’t wait to try to make the recipes again at home! :-)

Mieke - April 2024

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