3 Day Cooking Lessons in a Mountain Retreat, Bologna with Private Chef
Tribute to Pellegrino Artusi
Escape to the peaceful mountains and the home of Chef Stefano Corvucci. Learn the secrets of Italian Cuisine with a Private chef. 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.
You will stay at a nearby hotel, BnB or apartment during the holiday.
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.
Stefano believes that cooking must be a shared experience. His job is to question and then to listen. He views himself more as a facilitator, imparting knowledge, answering questions, and coming up with a plan of what to prepare for a meal but always starting from the student-cook taste and preference. The goal is for the students to leave with the knowledge that they can return home to wherever they live and duplicate what they made at the school. His classes are about learn cooking skills and having fun.
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.
During this holiday, you will enjoy daily lunch and dinner plus local wine. CIBO's cooking lessons are private and customized to meet your needs. CIBO's cooking is able to accommodate any dietary needs.
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:
The following drinks are included:
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.
2 nights accommodation
2 breakfasts, 2 dinners, 3 lunches
Daily private cooking lessons
Private transportation to and from Bologna
What's not included
How to get there
Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport
Transfer not provided
Arrival by airplane
Please book your flight to arrive at Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport (BLQ).
Arrival by train:
The nearest train station is in Cesena.
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.