July 14 - July 22, 2022
Cooking & Culture
July 14 - July 22, 2022
Classic Culinary Cooking
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Cooking & Culure
Learn the scretes of Italian cooking. This week is hands-on training. Have fun while exploring the region with locals. Your friends and family will thank you!
Thursday - July 14
Day 1: Leave
Friday- July 15
Day 2: Pick up from Milan Malpensa airport
Time to relax and unwind at the villa, appetizers in the evening to get to know the group.
Saturday - July 16
Day 3: Local village of Bedonia
Visit a local farm after breakfast, where Marco will teach you to make pizza and a typical crostata “Jam Tart” made from his homegrown wheat. After lunch we will go to the swimming hole where you can enjoy the cool river water and spend time on the stone beach sipping a nice drink purchased at the bar (not included).
Sunday - July 17
Day 4: Parma
After breakfast you will learn how to make risotto Emilia Romagna style. Enjoy your meal and explore the beautiful city of Parma. This gem will not disappoint.
Monday - July 18
Day 5: Bedonia
After our breakfast learn how to make pasta from scratch…as Maria shows you how to kneed it, pull it and savor it. You will also master the classic Torta Fritta recipe (Fried dough), served with cured meats. After which, we will tour the Castle of Compiano built in the year 840 A.D.
Tuesday - July 19
Day 6: Vigoleno /Bedonia
Breakfast is served at 8:30. Then you will be shown how to prepare Tortelli, an authentic pasta of our regione. It is stuffed with ricotta and swiss chard, then served in a butter and Parmesan cheese sauce. It tickles the taste buds and is loved by young and old. After lunch, adventure through the medieval village of Vigoleno. This particular spot was used as the backdrop for the film “Lady Hawk”, with Rutger Hauer and Michele Pfeiffer.
Wednesday - July 20
Day 7: Portofino
Early morning Breakfast and departure for the Italian Riviera. After visiting the breathtaking coastline of Portofino and Santa Margherita you will venture to make Branzino “Sea Bass”. The Italians have a special knack for baking their fish. You will feast on your masterpiece and relish a tiramisu’ for your dinner.
Thursday - July 21
Day 8- Bedonia
Free day to roam the small town of Bedonia. It is just blocks from the villa. There are plenty of restaurants, trattorias, pizzerias, bars and quaint shops to choose from. The villa also offers outdoor seating to chat with new friends in the open air.
Friday July 22
Day 9: Return home