Turn your day on Capri into a culinary adventure with Food Lover guide, Annarita, who knows how to show you the best addresses on Capri for our Food Lover’s Tour Capri including food, wine and dolce followed by a hands-on cooking class with Chef Salvatore! Imagine learning food notes & history from local resident guide, Annarita, the traditions of the Isola Azzurra, the blue Island. Walk along the ancient street of the famous Island tasting and discussing the typical food traditions, like pizza frite, arancini, focaccia, gelato and even a shakerato. Little treats made in a big way during the Food Lover’s Tour on Capri.
Annarita greets you for this fun food tour that will give you insight into the healthy Mediterranean diet! Before you can finish saying Ciao, you will be tasting local delicious tastings of Italy’s best artisan makers. Learn about the local pasta, the Torte Caprese, artisan breads, wine and more. All products are raised naturally. Taste & Tour with Annarita for a total immersion on Capri and the traditional food culture. As you continue on your Gourmet Food Lover’s Tour, learn about the local pastas, seasonal sauces, rice for Risottos, spices & herbs, and local foods like zeppole & pizzette to name a few.
After your Food Tour & Tasting, we go into the kitchen with Chef Salvatore. A native to Capri, he leads you through hands-on cooking featuring a Caprese menu with seasonal local ingredients. Antipasto, pasta, a main dish and dessert will be prepared. Learn how to roll out the perfect ravioli Capresi, gets cooking with pesce al limone, create the perfect torta di Capri, and limoncello in this special cooking course featuring the food of Capri.
Capri is 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 the swanky 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.
Join Chef Salvatore, along with Signore Lucia and Anna in our Cooking On Capri tour. Chef Salvatore leads in hands-on cooking in his Mediterranean kitchen creating healthy cuisine prepared with seasonal products and garden fresh produce. Tradition is key in the kitchen as you will prepare such favorites as zucchini flowers stuffed with ricotta, hand made ravioli, grilled fish and chocolate Caprese!
Chef Salvatore’s Mediterranean kitchen is host to your hands-on cooking class, located at his family property on beautiful Capri. He will lead you through Neapolitan traditions 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 featuring the cuisine and splendor of Capri. Special menu requests like gluten free or vegetarian are available.
Salvatore starts out each day with a visit to his garden where he picks fresh fruits and vegetables. Signor Paolo the local fisherman brings his treasures from the sea each day, frattello Domenico produces naturally raised meats on the family’s farm, while the oven is hot baking island favorite desserts like delizia, torta and limone Caprese.
In each cooking class you will prepare an appetizer, pasta or ravioli or risotto, main course and dessert. Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the foods that were prepared in class at the family table. Toast with a glass of wine, and end with a sweet Capri dessert!
“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.
Class begins at either 10am starting with Food Lovers Tour & cooking class following. You can also start your morning off with the 10am Food Lovers Tour and then the 4pm cooking class.
$375 per person, based on double occupancy, two people in the group, including all taxes and Italian VAT.
$95 single supplement added if you are the only person in the cooking class.
The Food Lovers’ Tour begins at 9:00am with the cooking class to follow or in the afternoon starting at 3pm with the cooking class to follow. Other times available upon 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 reserve transfers for you. (Extra cost).