We were so lucky to have this really good lesson in Sicilian cooking. Our teachers were all so patient and helpful. We had a wonderful lesson on locally produced vegetables and fruits. Our teachers gave us many helpful hints on how to cook in general. We can certainly recommend the course, even to those who do not know a lot about cooking, as we also learned loads of information on Sicilian culture as well as food.
Petra M., Ireland
Visit working Sicilian farmhouse located between Taormina and Messina
Incorporate fresh produce from farm's working gardens in your class
Roll up your sleeves and learn traditional Sicilian recipes with experts
Enjoy fruits of your labor at seated meal following cooking experience
Eat delicious, freshly prepared dishes paired with wonderful local wine
You will head through the incredible countryside on Sicily's eastern coast, winding through the roads linking Messina, Taormina, and Catania together. From your charming citrus and working farmhouse, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenic panoramas of Mt. Etna and the Mediterranean sea below from the farm’s lovely panoramic terrace with its unique views.
Upon your arrival at the farmhouse, you will be greeted by with a warm welcome by the farmhouse's owner and her family members who, throughout the course of your half day focusing on Sicilian cooking, will share their love of regional cooking with your family and friends. Together you will prepare typical Sicilian dishes with the delicious, fresh produce harvested directly from their own farm.
During your three hours of interactive cooking lessons, you’ll learn firsthand the difference locally-sourced ingredients, especially those originating from your host’s own fields, can make in the preparation of delicious regional specialties. Your hosts will be sure to incorporate freshly-harvested seasonal ingredients from their own fields and those of their nearby neighbors throughout your hands-on cooking adventure. This will provide you with the freshest, tastiest dishes you can imagine on your small group experience. Once you’ve learned some new specialties and tricks of the trade, you’ll be seated with your other course participants, for a wonderful dinner composed of the dishes you’ve prepared together. Your meal will be paired with excellent local wines, and you’ll have the opportunity to include a wider selection of local wines from your host’s in-house wine list.
This unique cooking experience will allow you to explore the traditions of the rich land, and will help you learn techniques and tricks to recreate these glorious menus from the comfort of your own kitchen. A perfect idea for chefs with all levels of expertise, your day in the Sicilian countryside awaits!
Inclusion of local ingredients and seasonal speciality items in course and menu preparation.
Small group interactive Sicilian cooking class (approx. 3hrs) under the guidance of authentic Sicilian family.
Preparation of a multi-course menu using organic, seasonal produce from local providers.
Full seated meal of prepared dishes and homemade dessert paired with wonderful local Sicilian wines.
22% VAT taxes.
Transportation to/from the farmhouse is not included. The farmhouse is located near Taormina and is about 30 minutes driving time south of Taormina and 30 minutes driving time north of Catania. If you do not have a rental car, please let us know if you would like a quote for a private car and English-speaking driver to help you with arrival and return from your cooking class as you place your booking.
SPECIAL NOTE: Upon booking, please email us about any food allergies or intolerances you might have. If you have specific meal preferences, let us know. It will also be helpful to know if you have any allergies to live animals. We will gladly accommodate you. Private courses may be available upon request, please let us know if you would be interested in this solution.