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. After we harvested a lot of the ingredients for the dishes we were making, we got started on the preparation of our meal. 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
Pick fresh produce from farm's working gardens to use 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 wines
You will head through the incredible countryside on Sicily's eastern coast, winding through the roads linking Messina, Taormina, and Catania together. As you approach the charming citrus farm where your half-day cooking class will take place, you can note the foothills of Mt. Etna, the active volcano located near the farmhouse where you'll enjoy your day of cooking Sicilian delicacies.
Upon your arrival at the farmhouse, you will be greeted by with a warm welcome by the farmhouse's owner and her two daughters who, throughout the course of your half day focusing on Sicilian cooking, will share their love of regional cooking with you and your family. Together you will prepare typical Sicilian dishes with the delicious, fresh produce harvested directly from their own farm.
If you would like an even more hands-on experience, you're welcome to join the family as they go into the fields and orchards to pick the fruit and vegetables that will be featured in your cooking lesson. The course lasts approximately three hours, including your seated meal of prepared dishes and paired local wines.
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!
Guided visit of the farm, gardens, and farmhouse with English-speaking farmhouse assistant.
Private, interactive Sicilian cooking class (approx. 3hrs) under the guidance of authentic Sicilian family.
Preparation of a 3-course menu using organic, seasonal produce from the farm's working gardens.
Full seated lunch 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.