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The Chef's Villa - Perugia, Assisi & Spoleto™

One Day Cooking Class & Market Tours In Trevi

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Join Chefs Giuseppe and Vincenza at the country villa in Umbria for 1 day cooking class, sipping the famous Montefalco wine and immersing yourself in the culture of Italy’s green heart. Our chefs welcome you into the kitchen with hands-on cooking classes and warm Umbrian hospitality.  Umbrian cuisine and wine are the perfect ingredients for this culinary tour.

Perugia and Assisi conjure up images of Saint Francesco, sweet Perugian chocolate and emerald green olive oil.  Umbria, not on every tourist’s path, is a land brimming with verdant landscapes, peaceful Medieval villages and ancient art.  Perugia, Umbria’s capital, is known for its hazelnut dipped chocolate Baci, each chocolate bite is wrapped in a poetic message.  There’s also the international jazz festival, chocolate, Perugia ceramics and handmade linens that are part of the magical traditions.

1-Day Cooking Class, Trevi, Umbria

Join Chef Giuseppe and Vincenza welcome you to the villa kitchen in Trevi for hands-on cooking classes featuring traditional Umbrian fare.  The philosophy in this kitchen is simple:  respect for tradition and the territory, and cooking in the rhythm of the seasons.  You will mix and roll out stringozzi or strangozzi – a thick pasta type served with wild asparagus; handmade tagliatelle; chestnut soup; creamy risotto with asparagus.  Both meat and fish reign in this part of the world where products from the green hills and local lakes are staples – from fresh farm-to-table fruits and vegetables to naturally-raised meat and game.  Think roasted rabbit, boar, venison, goose, duck served with braised fennel, grilled pumpkin and stuffed eggplant. Fresh water shrimp, trout and perch are also prepared in our hands-on classes for those who like fish.  Black and white truffles are shaved on risotto and fresh pasta.  Creamy butter, farm fresh eggs, sugar and flour transform into delicious desserts like biscotti, pan cotta, cakes, fruit tarts, and semi-freddo, a creamy gelato.  Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys the foods that were prepared together.

Program Includes:

  • Hand-on cooking class with lunch following with the food that was prepared during class.  Wine and beverages available at a surcharge.
Program Prices

$265 per person, based on 2 guests.

* 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.

Check Availability

2021 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.

1-Day Market Tour & Cooking Class, Trevi, Umbria

Start off your day with a visit to the local produce market brimming with Trevi’s vendors, food shops and purveyors. Learn about local produce – breads, cheeses and extra virgin olive oil. Farm-to-table fruits and vegetables, such as mushrooms, wild asparagus, lentils from Casteluccio, and even truffles in season along with seasonal fruit – make this tour  a food lover’s dream.  Salami and hams are sold by Umbrian butchers who are regarded as some of Italy’s finest food artisans.  The area is also famous for its chickpeas, cereals such as farro and barley – along with chestnuts, all of which are put to wonderful use in the kitchen.  Discover interesting food shops stocked with local products led by your Chef for an insider’s view on food, wine and culinary food notes. Tastings included.

Following the market and artisan tour, everyone ties on their aprons for hands-on cooking with Chefs Giuseppe and Valentina.  Learn the cooking secret of Umbrian classics such as stringozzi, a thick pasta type served with wild asparagu, handmade tagliatelle, creamy risotto with asparagus or truffles or saffron. Both meat and fish reign in this part of the world where products from the green hills and local lakes are staples – so if you like meat, there is roasted rabbit, boar, venison, goose, duck, and ‘drunken chicken’ slow cooked in local wine.  Fresh water shrimp, trout and perch are also prepared in our hands-on classes.  From earty antipasto to fresh homemade pasta, main courses and dessert – you will be cooking like a professional.  Following the cooking class everyone enjoys the foods that were made together.

Program Includes:
  • Shop with the Chef guided tour of Trevi’s local produce markets.
  • Hand-on cooking class with lunch following including the food that were prepared during class.
Program Price:

$325 per person, based on minimum of 2 guests.

For Single Guests: If you are traveling on your own, please call us for the best group price. We are happy to welcome you into an already scheduled group.

Cooking classes start at 10:00am and last approximately two and a half hours. After class, everyone eats the foods prepared in class together.  Wine and beverages available at a surcharge. (Afternoon classes may be available on request.)

 
* 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.

Check Availability

2021 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.