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Milan Food & Fashion™

Cooking Class, Market Tour & Wine Tasting~4 Day

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Milan Food & Fashion

Food, fashion and wine are the ingredients in this culinary tour with Chef Ceci in the heart of Milan!  She welcomes you to her kitchen where you will learn the art of cooking classes in Milan.  You’ll learn how to prepare Milanese antipasti, fresh pasta, main course and desserts using recipes that you’ll be able to recreate at home.  When you are not in the kitchen, discover Milan and taste your way through the Porta Ticinese’s covered market, with food and wine tasting and a walking tour of Navigli district with our English speaking guide!!!  Included in your cooking classes and wine in Milan is a Welcome Dinner including a Chef’s Tasting Menu with traditional fare.  Learn about farm-to-table ingredients of the region and traditional recipes such as the famous Milanese creamy risotto.  You will also visit a famous wine maker where you will sip and swirl the most exquisite wine in the region.

Milan Cooking Classes

Meet Chef Ceci and tie on your apron for authentic hands-on cooking classes preparing delicious traditional cuisine.  Start with antipasto – think fresh tomato bruschetta and grilled stuffed eggplant. Learn how to roll out fresh pasta – gnocchi – and toast the perfect risotto.  Learn about prime cut meats like veal, then prepare with a herb crust.  Clean and prepare fish or opt for a vegetarian menu.  Desserts are always delicious such as:  tiramisù, semi-freddo, Italian ice cream and torta, a classic fruit-filled filled pie.  Menus vary based on the season, food allergies, diet needs and special menu requests.  Cooking classes are approximately 2 ½ hours.  Everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the cooking class to follow including the food that was prepared in the class with local wine.

Market Tour & Food Lover’s Walk & Wine Tasting

Join us during your tour for a Market Tour, Food Lover’s Walk and Wine Tasting.  Our English-speaking guide Marta, takes you along a Food Lover’s walk and visit to the market, Porta Ticinese’s covered market, with a food and wine tasting tour.  Learn how Italians shop and what to look for when purchasing fruits and vegetables for cooking Italian!!!  Continue on your walking tour to the Navigli district with a wine tasting included. Enjoy the traditions of Milan touring and tasting your way through this delicious tour!  Wineries in Milan are endless in a city that is vibrant, fashionable and cultural.  Fashion in Milan is a must!  Our English-speaking guide will also direct you to the best shops in Milan!

The Last Supper By Leonardo da Vinci

The Last Supper, a 15th-century mural by Leonardo da Vinci is called Il Cenacolo or L’Ultima in Italian.  During your stay in Milan, you will visit the famous painting in the Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie.  The artist began the masterpiece in 1495–96 in an effort to restore and improve the church and its convent buildings by Leonardo’s patron, Lufivico Sforza, who was the Duke of Milan.  Visit this beautiful masterpiece and learn about the history of the artist and his work.

Milan

If Rome evokes images of ancient times, Florence of the Renaissance, Milan is without a doubt the epitome of the Belle-Époque.  Imagine ladies and gentlemen dressed for the fashion capital, heading to La Scala Opera House, strolling through the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II for a caffé and stepping to the Piazza Duomo, home of Milan’s cathedral.

Milan is home to numerous art galleries such as the Pinacoteca di Brera, with works by Piero della Francesca, the Castello Sforzesco, home to numerous collections of paintings, statues and sculptures, and modern art and galleries perfect for design enthusiasts. Milan also hosts numerous events each year including the Milan Fashion Week, the Salon Del Mobile, modern furniture & interior design fair, Fiera Milano for exhibitions and sports lovers can see games by AC Milan or FC Internazionale Milano (Inter), Milan’s two soccer teams.

Milan is a culinary word delight with historic shops, restaurants, pastry makers and caffés peppering the city center.  Sample risotto alla milanese, creamy risotto with saffron, el rostin negàa, veal medallions braised in white wine, panzerotti, and golden-fried calzones filled with provola cheese & tomato.  Desserts are delicious and include, panettone, a candied-fruit bread served only at Christmas in the rest of Italy, but year round in Milan, and tortelli dolci, cream-filled bigné.

Milan Accommodations

Your hosts Martina and Camilla welcome you to the charming boutique hotel nestled in the quiet courtyard of a 19th century historic palazzo in the center of Milan. The hotel is located nearby metro and tram stops for easy travel around the heart of Milan and the region.  A  private courtyard complete beautiful flowers makes for a dreamy stay.

Guest rooms have been recently renovated to maintain their original character with modern comforts – with beautiful linens and bedding.  Each room is bright and fresh, and overlooks the courtyard or the garden.  Amenities include air conditioning, heat, hairdryer, safe, satellite TV, direct dial telephone and free wi-fi internet connection.

A continental breakfast buffet is served each morning with fresh croissants, pastries, yogurt, fruit juices and steamy cappuccino, tea or espresso.  In the later afternoon, they also serve a delicious Milanese aperitivo.

Itinerary ~ 5 Days, 4 Nights

Day 1: Arrival & Welcome Dinner

  • Arrival and check in to your boutique hotel in the heart of Milan with your hosts Martina and Camilla.
  • In the evening, enjoy your Welcome Dinner which includes a Chef’s Tasting menu.

Day 2: Market Tour, Wine Tasting & Cooking Class 1

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Following breakfast, meet our Chef for a market tour that will introduce you to the region’s best produce and products.  Farm-to-table ingredients are the key ingredient in the kitchen.  Along the way, food tastings and wine tasting are included.
  • Following the market tour, it is off to the kitchen.
  • Cooking class 1.  Tie on your apron and prepare a four-course menu. Menus vary based on the season and can accommodate food allergies, diet needs and menu requests.
  • Lunch follows on the foods that were prepared in class including a toast of local red or white wine.
  • Afternoon free – take time to explore the Milan city center.
  • Dinner on your own. Suggestion:  Try a Milanese aperitivo in the early evening.

Day 3: Cooking Class & The Last Supper Visit

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Cooking class 1.  Tie on your apron and prepare a four-course menu. Menus vary based on the season and can accommodate food allergies, diet needs and menu requests.
  • Lunch follows on the foods that were prepared in class including a toast of local red or white wine.
  • In the afternoon, visit to the Convent of Santa Maria and masterpiece, the Last Supper (tickets included).
  • In the later afternoon, visit the Galleria del Duomo for shopping, people watching or reserve tickets at La Scala.
  • Evening free and dinner is on your own.

Day 4: Departure

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Check out & departure.
  • Arrivederci Milano!

Program Includes:

  • 4 days, 3 nights in 3 star boutique hotel, based on two guests. Click To View!
  • Daily Breakfast and maid service.
  • Welcome Dinner including a Chef’s Tasting Menu featuring local fare with a toast of wine included.
  • 2 hands-on cooking class with lunch following including the foods that were prepared in the class. Local wine, water and coffee included.
  • 1 Market Tour with the Chef in the market place with food and wine tastings along the way with English-speaking guide.
  • 1 Wine Tasting with tastings included.
  • Visit to the Last Supper with tickets included.
  • Cooking Vacations welcome bag with chef’s apron, Prosecco and recipe booklet.
Program Prices:

$1,995 per person, based on 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.

Check Availability

2022 Dates: This program is available September through June, fair weekends excluded. A Thursday check-in is suggested but other days may be available on request. Cooking programs in July & August may be available upon request. Please enquire. 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.