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Fresh pasta with Neapolitan Ragu

 

Hands-on Cooking Lesson

Offered YEAR ROUND - SEVEN DAYS A WEEK

Based on availabilty on any particular date

Roll up your sleeves and join in the fun in this relaxed and delicious cookery class focusing on your favorite Italian pasta and sauce pairings with dolce, of course!

During your lesson, you'll learn to cook pasta "al dente" (whether it is dried pasta or fresh pasta, both will be prepared during your class) and make fresh pasta from scratch along with the preparation of classic Italian sauces.

Our Italian Classics™ one-day course is a perfectly delicious way to spend a unique day in Sorrento, away from the hustle and bustle of the city center in a beautiful garden setting with our friendly local friends and family where you'll roll up your sleeves, sip wine and dine on your creations - now that's amore!

The final menu of the day will vary according to available ingredients and will include a total of 3 different pasta shapes, paired with accompanying sauces plus dolce, wine and limoncello.

Here is a list of examples of the some of the pasta dishes that may be included in your class (chef's choice of 3, based on seasonal availabilty):

  • Alfredo sauce (typically, winter dish)
  • Puttanesca
  • Neapolitan Genovese
  • Farfalle proscuitto e panna
  • Ziti carciofi e salsiccia (artichoke and sausage)
  • Ziti alla Genovese
  • Ziti ragu napoletano (tomato meat sauce)
  • Pacchero pasta from Naples with Cime di rape e sausage (from October until first weeks or April) (broccoli rabe and sausage)
  • Gnocchi alla Sorrentina (vegetarian with tomato, mozzarella & basil)
  • Gnocchi/ al pesto di basilico (fresh pasta, from April to October)
  • Gnocchi mushroom and pancetta (dry pasta, it possible to do in any season, but typically is winter dish)
  • Spaghetti all Nerano (spring/summer dish with zucchini & fresh basil)

If you have your heart set on learning to make either of the classic Roman dishes such as "Pasta Carbonara" or "Pasta all Amatriciana", please let us know in advance.

And of course, in Italy, no meal is complete in Italy without your sweet "dolce" ending, which will include either the classic tiramisu, panna cotta or a lemon or chocolate "torta caprese" from the island of Capri.

*Please note that recipes vary according to the season, utilizing only the freshest ingredients available and based on the advance request of the clients, based on a first-come, first-served basis. All pasta + sauce combinations offered are delicious and we're certain there will be something for everyone to enjoy on this day!

Here is what is included:

  • Casual Hands-on cooking lesson based on an "Italian classics" menu

  • Multi-course meal following your lesson

  • Local wine with the meal

  • Lots of great laughter and fun

PRICE PER PERSON*
130 Euro

Booking information:

Classes are available year-round at either 10:30 am or 5:30 pm, based on availability on any particular date.

Terms of Payment and Cancellation Policy:

To book the class we require a non-refundable booking deposit of 30 euro per person with the remaining balance of 100 euro per person due in cash on the day of the lesson.

Booking for groups of 5 or more participants, private lessons and/or special menu requests require payment in full. All parties of 5 and private lessons (additional fee, please inquire at time of booking) require payment in full, non-refundable within 30 days or less of the lesson.

Should a client cancel their booking for a party of 5, special menu request and/or private lesson at least 31 days or more before the booking date, the client forfeits 30 euro per person. If the class is canceled by the host, all monies paid to us will be returned in full.

The price of the class does not include room and board or any other excursions. If the class is canceled by the host, your deposit monies paid to us will be returned in full.

We highly advise you to purchase travel insurance in the event of emergency, illness, change in your itinerary, accident or act of God, which we are not responsible for covering. This includes missed transfers and connections and if the client is not able to find the driver, you agree to call the number provided in the confirmation letter and not hold us responsible for a missed transfer.

The MEETING POINT for the courtesy transfer provided to the class is: Corso Italia, 1 in Sorrento.

Corso Italia is the main street in Sorrento and the meeting point is in front of the hospital sign that reads "OSPEDALE" in Italian, 15 minutes prior to the start time of the class.

Courtesy transfers are provided from the meeting point only at no additional charge for a maximum of 4 persons from Sorrento only at your own risk.

Transfers with a professional car service can be arranged directly from your hotel for an additional fee from centrally located hotels in Sorrento, Naples or anywhere on the Amalfi Coast. Please inquire for pricing and indicate your preference of this option at time of booking.

Private transfers directly from your hotel and for all parties of 5 or more MUST BE arranged in advance of the day of the lesson.

All terms and conditions posted on our web site here apply to this class.

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