Chef Gianluca & his wife Tina, your hostess, lead your hands-on cooking classes in their professional kitchen on the shores of Lake Garda. Enter the ancient city walls and the alleyways of Peschiera Del Garda, and you’ll find Tina & Chef Gianluca waiting to welcome you into their kitchen.
Chef Gianluca uses only seasonal regional products to create classic recipes with his modern touch. Hailed, mani d’oro, golden hands, Gianluca started his career at the Naples Istituto Alberghiero Ippolito Cavalcanti, and then entered the Association of the Academia Cucina Italiana. Learn to prepare seasonal antipasto such as grilled cuttlefish with zucchini, mint and balsamic vinegar, baked scallop in a creamy béchamel half-shell, fresh pasta with tuna, cherry tomatoes and black olives, and risotto, specialty fish such as branzino, sea bass poached with cherry tomatoes, or lavarallo, lavaret, baked in a potato-crust and endless pastries, cakes, homemade breads and chocolate as Chef Gianluca’s Neapolitan roots make his desserts a true specialty.
Each hands-on cooking class starts at about 9:00am and includes the preparation of an antipasto, a main course and a dessert. Lunch follows at about 12 noon on the foods prepared in class. Cooking class menus vary to use the best fresh ingredients of the season and Chef Gianluca can accommodate food allergies, diet needs and special menu requests.
Peschiera Del Garda is easily accessible from Milan (1 hour) or Verona (15 minutes) by train and well connected to other towns along Lake Garda such as Desenzano, Sirmione, Garda, Bardolino by ferryboats that run regularly in summer months. The local bus system and bicycle paths also connect the lakefront & nearby towns.
- Hands-on cooking class includes the preparation of antipasto, main course and dessert. Each cooking class is approximately three hours.
- Lunch follows and includes the foods that were prepared in the cooking class with a toast of local wine, included.
$345 per person, based on 2 guests.
Cooking Classes start at 9am with lunch following at approximately 12 noon.* 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.