We have just returned to our hotel from our time with Manuela and her husband, it was an absolutely fantastic experience. This couple is so warm and friendly and I will recommend this class to anyone coming to Milan!
D. Jones, USA
Friendly excellent English-speaking hosts born and raised in Milan
Milan cooking class in a comfortable, relaxed home environment
Make homemade pasta and delicious sauces, and other Italian specialties
Vegetarian, fish or meat menu option - flexible options for all preferences
Milan is world-famous for powerful industry and high-level fashion, but this unique Italian city also has its own delicious, fascinating gastronomic traditions! Spend a morning or afternoon with Paco and Manuela learning the secrets of the Milanese kitchen.
Manuela is a professional English-speaking tour guide based in Milan and Bergamo and has traveled all over Europe accompanying Italian and American guests. She loves traveling to exotic new places, meeting people from all over the world, and tasting culinary specialties hailing from far-away countries. She speaks English, German, and French fluently.
Paco works with an Italian company and has a florid passion for home cooking. He mixes Northern and Southern Italian traditions to create delicious dishes for his family and friends.
Paco and Manuela will welcome you to their comfortable apartment and little private garden tucked into a pleasant residential Milanese neighborhood. You will create your full traditional Milan-inspired meal alongside your culinary guides using seasonal, fresh ingredients.
Your full menu will likely include homemade fresh pasta, an amazing Italian specialty that can be difficult to learn, but under the expert guidance of your enthusiastic chefs, you'll be able to master these techniques with ease. As Paco and Manuela have three children with varying tastes, they're accustomed to creating dishes that appeal to a variety of ages and preferences. In addition to your homemade pasta dish, you'll also learn to create a main course and dessert.
The cooking class can be either meat, fish or vegetarian-based, so please let us know your preference when you book this wonderful cooking class. On Mondays and Thursdays, there is a local market near their apartment. If you are interested, we can arrange an expertly-guided market tour before your half-day cooking class with Paco and Manuela for a small additional cost.
As Manuela is a licensed English-speaking tour guide, she is also available for guided tours of Milan or Bergamo, so let us know if you would to arrange for any additional guided services with Manuela.
Although we can't guarantee the specific menu that will be recreated for your course (although we are happy to accommodate any special meal requests or dietary restrictions - please contact us with further information), please see below to have a better idea of the delicious entrees that have been made during previous half-day cooking courses. Here are some of the amazing dishes that have been made during past Cooking Classes in Milan with Paco and Manuela:
Fresh homemade pasta with sauce (meat or soy-based)
Rice with saffron and mushrooms
Chicken cutlets with vegetables
Savory pie with vegetables
Sweet crepes with Nutella or Grand Marnier and sugar
Delight your inner foodie with this amazing half-day cooking course focusing on traditional dishes originating in Milan, and recreated with Manuela and Paco's original twists. You'll learn some tricks of the trade, and will create memories of a lifetime and recipes to try out in the comfort of your own home kitchen.
Hands-on cooking class with excellent English-speaking home chefs (approx. 3 hours).
Expertly-guided creation of complete 3-course meal, including homemade pasta and sauce, meat dish, and dessert.
Explanation of Milanese cuisine and specialties.
Seated meal of your prepared dishes for either lunch or dinner.
Excellent local wine, water and espresso coffee to accompany your meal.
22% VAT taxes.
The house is located about a 25-minute taxi ride from Milan's city center. It can easily be reached using public transportation as well, and Manuela or Paco can meet you at your tram stop to walk the few minutes to their apartment.
Special Note: Please let us know of any food allergies or preferences at time of booking, we are more than happy to accommodate you!