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Master Cooking Sorrento™

Advanced Cooking Classes Sorrento~6 Day

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Tie on your apron for our Advanced Cooking Sorrento experience with an award-winning executive Chef fin the heart of Sorrento.  Learn how to prepare traditional cuisine using farm-to-table ingredients.  Under the guidance of Chef Guiseppe transforming ingredients into edible works of art.  From summer vegetables  – zucchini, mint, eggplant and thyme – to seafood, you will be learning, enjoying and discovering the food and wine of Sorrento.

Advanced Sorrento Cooking Class – Michelin-Star Chef

Each cooking class starts with a coffee or cappuccino and an introduction with the chef who’ll explain the day’s cooking class.   His approach is simple: high quality products prepared in the moment. Experience an open kitchen that is brimming with fresh green herbs – basil, sage, rosemary and lemon leaves, as well as seasonal vegetables – pale green baby artichokes, tiny eggplant, wild asparagus and tomatoes of all shapes and sizes.  Learn how to prepare parmigiana di melanzane, deep fried zucchini flowers with ricotta and Parmigianno; mezze paccheri pasta e calamari pasta with baby calamari and wild rocket pesto, handmade pasta with local shell fish, gnocchi alla Sorrentina, risotto con Mozzarella, gamberini alla menta e limone, risotto, rice, mozzarella cheese, mint and lemon.  Desserts are delicious and include lemon scented delizie al limone, torta Caperese or panna cotta.  Following each cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the class with wine included.

When you are not cooking, tour the Amalfi Coast, Positano and Ravello, stroll through Piazza Tasso and enjoy a creamy gelato or do a little shopping.  You can also opt to add on Italian language classes, please just ask!

~Sample Recipes~

Parmigiana di Melanzane
Gnocchi alla Sorrentina
Risotto with buffalo mozzarella and lemon with tartare of shrimp
Beef fillet with walnuts from Sorrento and annurca apples
Sea bass cooked at low temperature on a caponata of twice-baked bread and seasonal vegetables
Fish soup made with rock fish and shellfish, served with toasted country bread with garlic.
Neapolitan Babà
Delizia a limone, caprese cake or tiramisù

Sorrento Market Visit & Food Lover’s Tour With Tastings

Join our English-speaking guide for Food Lover’s tour of Sorrento through the cobblestone streets while learning and tasting along the way.  Visit the royal gardens and pass by Italian villas, artisan food shops and churches while discovering their historic stories.  Our one-of-a-kding Food Lover’s Tour begins with an introduction to Sorrento and continues to the artisan pastry shop, bread maker, limoncello producer, fruit seller, fishmonger, butcher, cheese and wine – buon appetito!!!

 

Sorrento

The Sorrento Peninsula is part of a land that has been enchanting travellers, explorers, emperors, artists for centuries. The Amalfi Coast, la Costiera Amalfitana, is a beautiful 50-kilometer stretch of mountainous coastline situated on the Sorrento peninsula between Sorrento and Salerno, just south of Naples, in the region of Campania. It has been a world-class destination for centuries with its dazzling white cliffs and stunning coastline. Sorrento, the city of song, limoncello and Tarantella, is a bustling town with Piazza Tasso, named after the famous Sorrentino writer, ancient churches, Mediterranean gardens, trattorias, and even a museum.  Discover Sorrento and all of its splendor with history, culture and excellent food!

Sorrento Accommodations

3-Star Sea View

Check into your deluxe sea view property located right in the heart of Sorrento and settle back into beautiful Mediterranean accommodations with a balcony overlooking the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius and old Port Sorrento. The rooms are tastefully and traditionally decorated with beautiful tile floors and private baths, TV and air conditioning. A breakfast buffet is served each morning and there is free wifi. Sunbathe by the beautiful swimming pool with a sea view, or enjoy an aperetivo in the solarium or garden. The property is centrally located and in just a quick walk or taxi you’ll be at Marina Grande, making it a convenient home base for your Sorrento stay.

5-Star Luxury Sea View

Built atop the ruins of an ancient aristocrat’s villa, this lavish hotel encapsulates the beauty of Sorrento with 5-star luxury. It is set overlooking the Bay of Naples, with magnificent views of rocky coastline, the looming Mt. Vesuvius, and miles of cerulean sea. Although its beauty feels remote, the property is centrally located, just a ten-minute walk to the city’s main piazza with all its restaurants and artisan shops. Every detail of the property was meticulously designed, with the fine art within mirroring the beauty of nature outside its doors. The rooms are effortlessly chic and bright, with traditional décor and modern touches. Daily breakfast and maid service is included for your convenience. Amenities include private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning, free wifi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and 24-hour assistance from staff, to name a few. Enjoy complimentary access to the hotel’s club lounge, as well as the outdoor pool, spa, and private beach.

Add On An Italian Class!

While cooking and touring through sunny Sorrento, you may want to learn a little bit of the language.  You can also add on Italian classes and learn while visiting with our certified native Italian instructors. You will learn the conversation with written assignments.  Please ask and we will send the details.

Itinerary ~ 5 Nights & 6 Days

Day One: Welcome, Arrival & Check In

  • Upon your arrival, you are welcomed with a Prosecco. Check in, relax and unwind.
  • Enjoy our Welcome Dinner featuring with a Chef’s Tasting menu featuring local fare.  Wine is not included.

Day Two: Cooking Class 1 & Sorrento Food Lover’s Tour

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Following breakfast, tie on your apron for Cooking Class 1: Meet our Chef for the introduction with caffé or cappuccino, then visit the market.  Learn how to shop for farm-to-table ingredients.
  • Following the market tour, discover extra virgin olive oil in an informal tasting.
  • Next, tie on your apron for your hands-on cooking class preparing a full course menu.  Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the class with wine included.
  • Later in the afternoon, meet our English-speaking guide for the Sorrento Food Lover’s Tour.  Tastings included
  • Dinner is on your own and suggestions are provided.

Day Three: Excursion to Pompeii

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Following breakfast, meet your driver for an excursion to Pompeii.  Visit the ancient archeological ruins of Pompeii, a city that was covered by the eruptions of Vesuvio in 79AD. Discover the ancient theatres, restaurants and taverns, villas with mosaics and frescoes that were once the homes of the wealthy.  You may want to add on our English-speaking guide, please ask for pricing based on your group size.
  • Following your Pompeii tour, relax by the pool, stroll to Piazza Tasso or simply enjoy a wine at the Tasso Café and soak in the Italian atmosphere..
  • Dinner is on your own and suggestions are provided.

Day Four: Wine Tasting & Cooking Class 2

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Following breakfast, discover the local wine of Campania.  Meet the professional sommelier who lead you through an official wine tasting, explaining and guiding your through with artisan bread and cheese included.
  • Next, tie on your apron for your hands-on cooking class preparing a full course menu.  Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the class with wine included.

Day Five: Amalfi Coast Excursion

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Following breakfast, meet your driver for a full day excursion to the Amalfi Coast visiting Positano and Ravello.  Visit the Amalfi Coast, see the sites –  lemon groves and pastel colored towns of Positano and Ravello.
  • Take time out for lunch on your own.
  • Dinner is on your own and suggestions are provided.

Day Six: Departure

  • Breakfast is served.
  • Departure transfer to Naples Airport or Train Station. Arrivederci!

Note: This sample itinerary schedule may vary due to inclement weather, saints days; festivals. All activities, in the event of rescheduling, are always included during the week.

Program Includes:

  • 6 days, 5 nights based on 2 guests in a 3 star deluxe property. Click to View!
  • Daily breakfast and maid service included.
  • Welcome Dinner with a Chef’s Tasting Menu featuring local fare.  Wine not included.
  • Two hands-on cooking classes preparing a full course menu.  Following the cooking class, everyone enjoys the food that was prepared in the class with wine included.
  • Shop with the Chef before your cooking classes, selecting ingredients
  • Olive oil tasting and informal discussion with the Chef.
  • Sorrento Food Lover’s Tour with our English-speaking guide, tastings included.
  • Wine tasting session with our expert sommelier, accompanied by light bites.
  • Pompeii excursion with driver. (Private tour guide available on request.  Museum tickets need to be purchased in advance online).
  • Full day excursion along the Amalfi Coast to Positano, Amalfi & Ravello with driver.
  • Round trip group transfers from Naples Airport or Naples Train station to Sorrento.
  • Cooking Vacations welcome bag with chef’s apron, Prosecco and recipe booklet.

Program Price

3-Star Seafront Hotel: $3,395 per person, based on 2 guests.

5-Star Luxury Hotel: $5,195 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.

*An Italian visitor tax may apply in some cities and must be paid directly on site at check out.

Check Availability

2022 Dates: This program is available throughout the year. Check in and start your program on any day of the week. 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.