What you'll do
Meet me at my house in central Bergamo. Over a drink and snack, we first chat about the daily menu and get to know each other. You are then going to prepare some typical Italian recipes, using the freshest seasonal ingredients possible, and then basic cooking techniques to simply enhance the natural flavour of the food. We could prepare fresh hand-made pasta such as tagliatelle, casoncelli, lasagna and different sauces which are easy to do again at home (bolognese, pesto, fish sauce). As an alternative, if you don't like pasta, we could prepare some traditional meat and seafood dishes or yeast products (pizza, focaccia, panzerotti, gnocco fritto) The menu also includes: - Welcome drinks (prosecco and snacks) - Starters (cheeses, salami and vegetables) - Wine - Dessert: Sicilian cannoli, tiramisu, panna cotta, babà with limoncello, strudel or profiteroles - Coffee and liqueurs After 2-3 hours of teamwork, we can enjoy our masterpieces at dinner accompanied with good Italian wine. During the dinner, I will tell you more about the origin and history of the different dishes and explain the wine choice for dinner. We finish the dinner or lunch with good Italian liquor (grappa, limoncello, liquirizia, amaro,...) and an espresso coffee.
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Hi, I'm Michele Ripepi, 100% Italian food lover, expert in the culinary traditions of regional Italian territories. I started my food activity as a personal chef service in the house of people who called me, then I decided to open the doors of my home to all who wish to live an authentic culinary experience. I'll teach you the secrets of Italian home cooking with a hands-on lesson in the private kitchen with my family: something different from the other basic and common cooking classes because it allows you to fully dive into the local reality of the place you are visiting.
Welcome drink Appetizers with Prosecco and Italian snacks to munch on at various points during the class. Italian /…
Italian Wine and Liquors
cooking equipments We’ll provide everything you need for the class
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Where you'll be
The cooking classes and the lunches are held in my family home. On demand, a tour through the local fruit and vegetable markets, a stop by some Bergamasco specialty shops are possible. It’s a great way to learn about Italian cuisine and culture and the time we are going to spend together will be fun, fascinating and friendly.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
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This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
The courses are held in a totally practical way: I show the steps to follow and you replicate the dishes on the menu at their own cooking station. On-demand, larger groups ( +than 6) are accepted.
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