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Chef Maria's Venice™

Venice One Day Cooking Classes, Market & Food Tours~1 Day

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Join us in Venice, the land of food & dreams, for an extraordinary 1 day cooking experience, a Rialto Market Tour, A Venetian Kids Tour, & Food Tour with endless Scampi, Spaghetti alla Buara-Brasato con Amarone di Valpolicella,…Baccala Mantecato, Venetian Vongole & linguine, Branzino, Bigoli, and a dessert tray of Zaletti Biscotti, Baicoli, & Bussola. Venice is magical with its winding waterways, Saint Mark’s Square, Carnival masks and rich long history. Enjoy Venice like local with chefs Enzo and Vittorio, and our guide Sara.


Venice Cooking Class~One Day

Tie on your aprons in the heart of Venice for a hands-on cooking class making a traditional full course menu.  Start out with antipasto, fresh pasta and sauce or risotto, followed by the main course and dessert.  You will learn the traditions, technique and cooking style using fresh fruit, vegetables, produce and fish from the Rialto Market. You will be cooking like a true Venetian creating delicate pasta or risotto, Venetian cakes or torte along with polenta biscotti; and creamy fruit tarts — a splendid authentic experience preparing, learning followed by everyone dining on the foods prepared in the cooking class!

Cooking Class menus vary by season, a sample includes:

Seafood Menu

Seasonal vegetables sautéed and served with sea salt, herbs & olive oil
Risotto with shrimp and artichokes
Fresh Sea Bass encrusted in a bed of sea salt and slow baked
Venetian-style Tiramisu’

Meat-Based Menu

Venetian flan finished with a creamy cheese sauce
Risotto with mushrooms served with homemade sausage
Tenderloin encrusted with herbs
Creamy warm custard drizzled with Marsala wine and served with Baicoli biscotti

Fresh Pasta Menu

Venetian pasta served in a light tomato sauce with Parmesan cheese
Potato Gnocchi with a duck sauce ragu
Fresh hand-made ravioli stuffed with fresh spinach, Ricotta,
Mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and sautéed in sage butter
Mixed seasonal salad with fresh fruit, walnuts & extra virgin olive oil
Fresh fruit Bavaroise

Menus vary to use the best seasonal ingredients available at the market, and can be tailored to accommodate special requests and/or diet needs.

Cooking classes begin 10:30am and end at 2:30pm.

Program Prices

230 Euros per person, based on minimum of 2 people, including all taxes and Italian VAT.
If you are a single traveler and would like to join a small group, please call us for best single pricing.

* 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.

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Rialto Market Tour & Venice One~Day Cooking Class

Join Chefs Enzo and Vittorio for a morning tour through Venice’s famous Rialto Market. This famous outdoor market is a busy scene starting at the crack of dawn as suppliers sail up from their barges, unload and set up their stands for what becomes a boisterous scene of buyers, sellers and spectators passing by, examining, negotiating between crates and stands piled sky high with goods. Fish is famous here, along with vegetables, herbs, spices, fruits and more. And this landmark marketplace has been setting up and doing this daily since 1097. They shop at their well-known merchants for the highest quality products, and conversation of the day.

Following the market, it is off to the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class. Choose from seafood, fresh pasta, meat or vegetarian on the seasonal menus. Special diet menus are available upon request. Lunch follows on the foods prepared in class. Local wine, water & dessert included. (Transportation not included)

Tour and cooking classes begin at 9:30am and end at 2:30pm.

Program Prices

260 Euros per person, based on minimum of 2 people, including all taxes and Italian VAT.
If you are a single traveler and would like to join a small group, please call us for best single pricing.

* 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.

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2019 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.