The Sicilian Cookbook™

Tasting Menu With Rising Star Chef ~ 1 Day

If you cannot spend the week, then come for the day! Join Chef David and his team to learn Sicilian specialties with his interpretation and a full seasonal menu.

With Chef David in charge of the kitchen, make the most of your hands-on cooking class and learn tips and tricks from this talented young chef and his expert team in the kitchen. Tempt the essence from the flavors and prepare a selection of dishes using seasonal ingredients from Southern Sicily. Discover traditional cooking made with the simple, fresh ingredients grown and produced locally that celebrate the custom of families circled around the table to enjoy moments together.

Cooking Classes

Classes are held in the Palazzo’s professional kitchen under the guidance of Executive Chef David and his expert team. Learn how to make focacce and prepare regional vegetable toppings that locals use to flavor them. Or, spend the afternoon picking up the skills needed to turn out delicious handmade cavatelli, local homemade egg pasta, and discover some of David’s favorite Sicilian sauces such as Spaghetti Con Spremuta di Sicilia, a fresh orange sauce with almond & chili pepper. Chef David’s favorite recipes are those that bring back out the flavors of the land, such as sugo di maiale, pork with tomato sauce, pasta con i ceci, pasta with chickpeas, scacce, a traditional baked dish, and pastizza, traditional broccoli pie. You will also have the sweet pleasure of working with Chef David to prepare delicious endings to your cooking class meals, dedicated to traditional recipes and desserts that, though part of their Sicilian heritage, are disappearing from modern menus. Whatever it is you’re cooking, Chef David and his team bring a special touch to even the simplest of dishes and ensure it becomes a miniature ‘capolavoro.

Program Includes:

  • Hands-on cooking class featuring first course, second course and dessert.
  • Everyone eats the foods that were prepared in class following, wine/beverages not included.
Program Prices

$265 per person, based on four participants.

* 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.