I took a cooking course through Le Baccanti in April, and it was fantastic! I had a great teacher, who was a genuine angel when it comes to patience. We could all tell the chef truly enjoys people, cooking, eating, and teaching. We learned some techniques we never knew. It was great to actually be in a professional kitchen and get our hands dirty. I don't think you can really learn unless you do it yourself and this class allows you to prep, cook, and then sit down and enjoy all of the wonderful dishes Chef teaches you to prepare... all side-by-side with a professional chef. It was a better class than I ever imagined it would be.
Caroline P., USA
Easy-to-reach location on the outskirts of Lucca's city center
Professional cooking class in morning or afternoon with English-speaking chef
Tuscan cuisine at its best in a welcoming atmosphere
Original and creative culinary adventure learning new recipes
On the outskirts of the charming Tuscan city of Lucca, you can join our wonderful chef at his professional cooking school for a fantastic Tuscan cooking course where your professional chef will divulge the secrets of authentic Tuscan cuisine. After arriving to this 18th-century villa, you will be greeted by staff and don an apron to begin your class.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT MORNING COURSES ARE ONLY AVAILABLE ON THE WEEKEND. PLEASE SELECT AN AFTERNOON TIME FOR A WEEKDAY COURSE**
Chef Gianluca begins with an introduction to the basics of Italian cuisine, whereupon the hands-on portion of your cooking course begins. Participants will create a 4-course meal alongside your professional chef, including an appetizer, pasta, fish, or meat main dish and a scrumptious dessert. You will have fun particularly as you learn to prepare homemade pasta, including kneading the dough and using a pasta machine! Chef Gianluca makes the class interesting by pointing out tricks of the Tuscan kitchen and describing typical ingredients and methods of Tuscan cooking.
The lesson lasts approximately 3 hours, and upon completion guests can make themselves comfortable either on the beautiful outdoor terrace (weather permitting) or in the Tuscan-style dining room. Participants will be served the 4-course meal they have prepared, accompanied by wonderful local wine and water. If you're a lover of authentic Tuscan cuisine, you'll definitely want to include this cooking class during your vacation in Italy.
Chef Gianluca was born in Italy, and has been working both within Italy and internationally since turning 21. His skill has enable him to work exclusively in prestigious restaurants with master chefs. This professional chef has been teaching Italian cuisine for over a decade, both at his cooking school and abroad as a guest speaker and teacher. He has also been awarded numerous times for his skills.
Preparation of a 4-course traditional Tuscan menu.
Full sit-down lunch of prepared Tuscan dishes.
Wonderful wine to accompany the meal, water and espresso coffee.
22% VAT taxes.
Our pampering care!
Transportation is not included. You must arrange your own transportation to the cooking school in Lucca. Clear directions will be sent to you with your voucher upon completion of your reservation. The school is easily reached by bus or taxi from the Lucca's city center. You can also come from Pisa, which is a short 20 minute drive from Pisa's city center.
SPECIAL NOTE: Upon booking, please email us with any food allergies or preferences you have for your cooking class in Lucca. We are happy to accommodate you. Please note that the class is available in Italian, English, French or Japanese (but will be reserved in English unless otherwise requested).