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This tour was one of our favourites. After so many tours that were a lot of walking and exploring it was so nice to do something different and have a nice relaxing day. Isaac was our guide and he was extremely laid back and hilarious. The market part of the tour was very informative and was interesting learning about the different types of food. The cooking class itself is in the most beautiful location in the Tuscan Countryside. Isaac works with Carmella who doesn't speak English but sings and dances and it is hilarious watching Isaac translate what she is saying, they make a great team! Everyone equally got to help do all the cooking and everyone has their own pasta station. We left extremely full and can't wait to try out the recipes at home. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
The trip out to the winery was easy. So nice to see more of the Italian countryside. The winery itself was lovely. We enjoyed learning about the process of blending wines, as well as attempting our own blend. We also enjoyed the small group setting. Dinner was good - pairing wine with each course. However, there was some disconnect later in the meal - a great deal of time passed between courses with no explanation. Wine was poured well before the main course, with some in our group finishing the wine before the food appeared. No refill was offered in recognition of the significant delay. [We think there was some issue with transportation, but an explanation would have been nice.] Overall, the trip was nice.
This was a highlight of my trip. So much fun, with a fantastic group of people lead by two wonderful chefs. History, humour and food, all wrapped into one day spent shopping and cooking in a gorgeous kitchen overlooking the valley in the hills of Florence. Breathtaking and delicious? A fabulous combination. I wholeheartedly recommend this, for solo or with others!! I learned a lot, and had so much fun while doing it.
We had the absolute best time with Monia. She was such a lovely person that radiated when she talked about food. Her love of cooking and cuisine was contagious despite the language barrier. I would highly recommend her class to anyone wanting to learn to make pasta and have an authentic Italian meal. Highly highly recommend.
Absolutely the favorite part of our trip. Elise and Thomas were wonderful and so knowledgeable. and our chef, Carmela was an absolute joy. She made it all look so easy and everything we made was terrific. The drive to the countryside was lovely and the views from the kitchen were gorgeous. We highly recommend this class.