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Taormina Isola Bella Cooking Weekend™

Our Sicilian Family Cooking Class & Market Tour In Taormina~1 Day

Taormina One Day Market Tour & Cooking Class

Join our Sicilian Family and Chef Mimo on the hilltop town of Taormina on the turquoise coast of Sicily, as he leads you through a guided market tour in our Shop With The Chef Tour showcasing Sicily’s colorful foods.  After the market tour, everyone returns to the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class.

Visit the fruit & vegetable vendor to find out what’s in season and the fishmonger to choose the best fresh catch of the day in Taormina’s historic fish market. Pick up the ingredients for your hands-on cooking class while learning about the local in-season products, Massimo’s family recipes and traditions.

Our Sicilian family and Chef Mimo leads you through Taormina’s historic market for a Shop With The Chef Tour local experience. Visit the fruit & vegetable vendors to find out what’s in season, the fishmonger to choose the best fresh catch of the day, the butcher and artisan cheese maker. Shop for local seasonal ingredients that will be used for your hands-on cooking class – all while learning about the local in-season products.

Next, head into the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class featuring Sicilian specialties such as ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers; a rainbow of fresh sautéed vegetables such as peppers, eggplant and zucchini Caponata, stuffed artichokes with our secret Sicilian stuffing recipe; fresh hand-made pasta and either a fish, meat or vegetarian main dish such as Involtini, rolled stuffed beef; Calamari ai sapori di Sicilia, Sicilian-style Calamari; or Polpette, meatballs.  Each cooking class includes a traditional Sicilian dessert.  Join our big Sicilian family creating delicious family recipes that you will be able to recreate in your own kitchen.

Lunch follows featuring the foods prepared in class and accompanied by a wine pairing of 2 local Sicilian wines suggested by our professional sommelier.  Additional wine and beverages not included and payable directly to the Chef.

Cooking Class and Market Tours are available Monday-Saturday and begin at 9:00am and located in the center of Taormina. For cruise port pick-up and return, just call for details and pricing.

Program Prices:

$175 per person, based on minimum of 2 people, including all taxes and Italian VAT.

$135 Single Supplement added if you are the only person in the cooking class.

Private classes are available for an additional $50 supplement per person.

* Please note: One-day cooking classes do not include transportation, accommodations, or any other excursions.  If you would like to add on transfers to and from your hotel or cruise ship port ~ please let us know your group size and we will be happy to provide a price and reserve the transfer(s) for you.  If you have a non-cooker who would like dine, but not cook, please let us know and we will also send you pricing.

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2019 Dates: This program is available throughout the year and cooking classes are held every day. Rates are subject to change based on currency exchange. Call for updated rates. Airfare not included. Group transfers for any cooking tour or tours that include transfers, are for the group and are not private. Transfers before, after or to another destination outside of your cooking tour are not included in the program price. If you would like to add on a private transfer or transfers, let us know and we will send you pricing.