November 26, 2014, 02:32 PM
Chianti Cooking Class!
Hello again (I just previously posted a thread about driving to Chianti/Siena)!
I was also interested in seeing what input and suggestions you have regarding a cooking school/class while we're visiting. A single class would be sufficient . I have found IT Cooking, Toscana Mia, and there is one offered at Castello di Fonterutoli (where we would consider staying). Please let me know your suggestions.
November 28, 2014, 10:39 AM
Just answered your other post right now, make sure to check that thread as well!
OH - We just had a bottle of Chianti Classico from Castello di Fonterutoli last night, what a coincidence!
How long of a cooking class are you interested in? I highly recommend them, they are a fun and interesting experience to enjoy when in Tuscany. If you do stay at the Castello, a class there would just be very practical. Although you can take a cooking class while you're in Florence, too - or both ;-). You could end up doing completely different dishes and learn lots. I haven't particularly heard anything on the others, but there really are lots of schools and trained chefs/cooks offering cooking classes nowadays as they are very popular. The important thing is to see whether they are offered by a trained cook/chef and whether they offer menus that you'll enjoy learning to then do back home. I interviewed Fiamma and Ginny, for example, you live in Florence and do classes in their homes but who also travel to wherever you are (you do need to have a kitchen where you're staying) and they'll do the lesson there. They are both trained and fun ladies to spend half a day with so I do recommend them. You can read more about them here: http://www.discovertuscany.com/tusca...chez-nous.html These are private courses so will be more expensive than group lessons - you can also do those (or try both) and still have lots of fun! Here are some in Florence that we offer through our partner Viator: http://www.partner.viator.com/en/835...y-Florence/ttd
November 28, 2014, 04:11 PM
Thank you so much! Very helpful! I'll look at your links. I'll make sure to reply back once we've decided so you can give good suggestions to future travelers.