Tie on your apron for our Capri cooking class and Food Lover’s tour and discover the best addresses while learning about the food history of the island! Your Capri vacation, lead by our English-speaking guide, takes you to artisan makers of cheese, olive oil, bread, gelato and pastries with tastings along the way. Learn about traditions of Capri while experiencing a colorful walk meeting the locals followed by a hands-on cooking class with Chef Salvatore! Cooking Capri Vacations welcome each guest into the food, art and wine of this magical island.
Tour and taste delicious pizza frite, arancini, focaccia, gelato, and even a shakerato, a creamy Italian coffee. Learn about the local fresh pasta, the torte Caprese, artisan breads, wine and olive oil produced on the island too with landmark notes along the way during your cooking vacations in Capri.
Following your Food Lover’s tour, we head to the kitchen with Chef Salvatore.
Meet Chef Salvatore in his Mediterranean kitchen for your hands-on cooking class. He will lead you through Neapolitan tradition recipes with menus that change with the seasons. Tie on your apron and roll out ravioli capresi, prepare pesce al limone, torta caprese, and limoncello in an authentic hands-on experience. Special menu requests like gluten free or vegetarian are available.
Chef Salvatore begins each day with a visit to his garden where he picks fresh fruits and vegetables. Signor Paolo, the local fisherman, delivers his treasures from the sea each day to the kitchen, and Domenico, brother to the Chef, produces naturally raised meats on the family’s farm. Chef Salvatore prepares and bakes his own breads and desserts daily with delights such as the delizia lione, torta and limone Caprese.
The Capri cooking class features traditional cooking with a twist of Chef Salvatore’s interpretation. After starting his career on Capri with his father who was also a chef, he gained international experience working with award-winning Michelin-star chefs, then returned to Capri. His technique and approach to using farm-to-table ingredients are unsurpassed. The result is beautiful Capri food and high end wine from the family’s cellar to make every cooking class a one-of-a-kind experience!
In each cooking class you will prepare an antipasto, fresh pasta with seasonal sauces or ravioli or risotto, a main course and dessert. Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the foods that were prepared in class at the family table with wine included.
“I don’t measure, I use my eyes, except in dessert making where precision is important,” he tells in a Neapolitan dialect. At sunrise he is out in the garden picking fresh mint, rosemary and giant yellow zucchini flowers. His Mediterranean garden is flowering with spring peas to poppies, summer roses and lavender, zucchini and eggplant, black cherries, oranges and lemons. “What’s in our garden is on our table,” he explains.
The hands-on cooking class begins at 10am or 4pm.
Vacations to Capri are magical in every sense and throughout time it has attracted emperors, kings & queens, and rulers from around the world. Dating back to the days of Tiberius, Capri was a stomping ground for just everyone, and today its elaborate villas, the Blue Grotto, Anacapri’s Villa San Michele and Piazza Umberto keep attracting the crowds. This Mediterranean island that has mystified the world continues to attract people from all walks of life. Tour the Island to see its vertical cliffs carved out and zig-zag turns that pivot their way up to Anacapri. Whatever your taste is, Capri offers it; from the quiet side of Anacapri to the bustling square of the main Piazza.
$385 per person, based on a minimum of 2 guests. Food Lover’s Tour and Cooking Class with lunch or dinner included and wine,
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.
*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 reserve transfers for you. (Extra cost).