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3 Day Artusi Cookbook in Mountain Retreat, Bologna

Verghereto, Italy

Tribute to Pellegrino Artusi

Escape to the peaceful mountains and the home of Chef Stefano Corvucci. Stefano will teach you the culinary secrets of Pellegrino Artusi, the father of Italian cuisine. Writing only two decades after the unification of Italy, Artusi was the first to include recipes from all the different regions of Italy in a single cookbook. He is often credited with establishing a truly national Italian cuisine for the first time. A private lesson designed just for your skill level.

Meet the instructors

Stefano
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Highlights

  • *Pick up and return to Bologna
  • *Private cooking lessons
  • *2 dinners and 2 lunches
  • *2 nights accommodation
  • *Local wine

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3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 6 participants
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Accommodation

You will stay at a nearby hotel, BnB or apartment during the holiday.

Program

During this holiday, you will learn and advance your cooking skills because you will not be just taught by recipes, but rather, you will be learning cooking techniques that will generalize to all types of dishes.

Over the course of the 3 days, you will be given personal cooking lessons by Chef Stefano. Stefano will teach you the culinary secrets of Pellegrino Artusi, the father of Italian cuisine. Writing only two decades after the unification of Italy, Artusi was the first to include recipes from all the different regions of Italy in a single cookbook. He is often credited with establishing a truly national Italian cuisine for the first time.

The first day after your arrival will be a light lunch and then a full dinner lesson. The second day will be a full one, starting with a trip to the local markets in the morning to a day of cooking instruction including lunch and dinner. On the third day, you will cook through lunch and then be returned to Bologna.

Instructors

Stefano Corvucci

Location

This holiday will take place near Mt. Fumaiolo, Italy. You will be given lessons at the Culinary Institute of Bologna's CEO's mountain retreat. You will be picked up and returned to Bologna in a private car and taken to a hotel in Belize. No need for a rental car.

Food

During this holiday, you will enjoy daily lunch and dinner plus local wine. Every day, you will eat the dishes that you have created. You will also prepare both lunch and dinner, as well as eating it together with the chef. CIBO's cooking lessons are private and customized to meet your needs. They are able to accommodate any dietary needs.

Possible dishes you may cook:

  • Handmade pastas: handmade egg pasta dough, pasta fresca tagliatelle, tagliolini, tortelloni pappardelle maltagliati, strozzapreti, strichetti (bowties), garganelli, gnocchi, potato dumplings, ravioli, cappelletti, rotolo (pasta roll), lasagne.
  • Soups and sauces: beans soup, stock brodo, bechamel sauce, rabbit ragu, ragu bolognese, sausage ragu (bolognese ragu di salsiccia)
  • Main courses: chicken cacciatora, cotoletta bolognese, bolognese cutlet, vegetable pie, friggione, lamb ragu, meat balls, polpette, pork ribs and sausages stew spuntature e salsiccie in umido, pork sirloin in milk sauce lombo al latte, spinach flan
  • Typical rustic bread: piadina, crescentine
  • Tarts/desserts: cooked fruit for pastry (fruit jam), tiramisu, creme caramel, crostata and biscotti dough, flan pastry custard

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Discover the surroundings

During your free time, you can explore the surroundings and visit the multiple religious sites such as Basilica di San Petronio, the San Domenico basilica, and Santo Stefano.

You can also visit the murals, sculptures, and statues such as the Fontana del Nettuno elaborated by sculptor Giambologna, or explore the museums, galleries, castles, and palaces nearby such as the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna, the music museum in the spectacular Palazzo Aldini Sanguinetti, and the Palazzo Comunale, a mélange of building styles and constant modifications.

Walk through the three squares and the two towers

Maggiore, Re Enzo, and Netuno are three of the most beautiful squares in Italy. These interconnecting squares are at the heart of the social and cultural life of the city. To the east of the three squares lie the two towers of Garisenda and Degli Asinelli. Originally built for defensive purposes, they have become important emblems of the city and command breathtaking views across Bologna.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 lunches
  • Daily private cooking lessons
  • Wine tastings
  • Private transportation to and from Bologna

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ)

  • Exit the seven exhibition Via Stalingrado to the city center.
  • After the bridge, take Via Mascarella.
  • At the bottom of Via Mascarella take a right onto Via Irnerio.
  • Take the third street on your left to Via Alessandrini.
  • Take your fifth right to Via Bertiera.
  • By then, the sign of the hotel is already visible on the corner of the second street on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).

Arrival by bus

When you exit from the station, go left until you reach Via Indipendenza. Continue towards the city center until you reach Via Bertiera, after the statue of Garibaldi on horse, the second street on the left.

Turn from Via Bertiera to Vicolo Cattani, which is the second street on the right. The shuttle bus “C” stops at via Augusto Righi. If you arrive to the Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ), you can take the aerobus BLQ and get off at the stop in Via Indipendenza, in front of the Arena del Sole. The hotel is within walking distance from there.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Please note that lessons are dependent on your arrival and departure time. The menus may also fluctuate, depending on the availability and season.

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