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Cook and eat with Fabio Troncanetti
Chef Fabio Troncanetti at “Osteria dei Cacciatori” cooks traditional italian and local dishes with a modern twist. Unlike local restaurants, Fabio challenges local dishes to meet the future, with a simple taste explosion using only the freshest seasonal produce.
Your lesson will involve assisting Fabio and his staff de cuisine, in the daily preparing and service of his seasonal “a la Carte “ menu for his lunchtime guests, followed by a 4 course tasting menu just for yourself.
Fabio speaks fluent English and has spent many years in the Uk working as a private chef. He brings that personal service to your day by guiding you through the menu and helping you to learn local dishes, sauces and delicious deserts.
Your 4 course taster menu which you wil help create, is served after the lunch service has finished. This is where Fabio will show you his personal style and teach you how to achieve sumptuos sauces, and flavoursome food.
€110 per head.
No less than 6 hours
A trip to a local market with someone who knows what to look for is a treat for any foodie. Modena food market is a special treat which can be visisted alone but with Fabio as a guide he will enhance this experience throughout your journey around the colourful market place.
Its an early morning call, but worth the trip into Modena to see the fresh produce being sourced for local restaurants. The market is very good at giving tasting portions to buyers so Fabio will get you to taste the wide variety of cheeses, meats and olives infinitum while he chooses produce for his restaurant.
0600 -10.00 (minimum 4 people)
€60.00 per head and includes traditional Italian Breakfast at the market place and travel there and back.
This trip can be added to the cooking lesson but the timings would be earlier and the cost for the market trip reduced. Please ask for further information when booking.
In Farnetta a few miles from the villas, there is a restaurant hiding an amazing secret. La Ciocca run by Gabriella runs morning classes unlocking the local secrets of Pasta making.
Think lovely grandmas with very deft hands around the kitchen table executing tortellini quicker than you can think, whilst a full kitchen prepares for lunch. The calmness of Gabriellas manner and her positive teaching style, makes her very popular classes, a must do for any family of foodies young or old.
The morning is spent learning the ancient craft of making pasta which you will then take away with you filled with lots of local goodies. Lunch is at the restaurant with Gabriella and a local wine is available to enjoy with your food.
½ day cooking course and lunch €100.00
Wine and Dine
As Italy is renowned for fine wines and the food that matches for all occaisions, why not take this opportunity to sample the delights of the Cerredolo wine experience.
Be shown around the wine cellar of the Stone built wine shop where the hostess NEED NAME will show the wine layed down for clients from around the world.
Follow this up with a tasting of wine, meats and cheeses that all match effortlessly in their purpose built dining room with views down the valley. You can choose the wines you wish to taste from the extensive range of Italian fine wines in the store, or be surprised by the selections of wines offered to you.
Wine can then be bought from the store and taken home to be enjoyed.
Price varies on amount of people attending. The house host will get a price for you, tailored to your needs.