One week hands-on Italian cooking classes | Mama Isa's Cooking School Venice ItalyRead our Reviews on Google about Mama Isa's Cooking School
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Benvenuti - Welcome. Cooking Vacations in Italy. The schedule for One Week Cooking Vacation of 2018 is now available. Available all year round. Speaks English.
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Italy is a dream destination for many foodie lovers and aspiring cooks, but with so many cooking courses, how do you choose wisely? This is the best place to learn the old art of Italian Regional Cooking.
It's never too late to learn how to Cook!
Objective: This cooking holiday is ideal for those who have always wanted to have an in depth understanding of Italian Cooking but have been unable to take a long time off. It covers historical, technical, and practical aspects of Italian Cooking, as well as, teaching methods in Cooking.
The usual cooking course is 1 week (7 nights) and offers 5 morning cooking classes of various content according to the teacher and session. One day excursion.
Students should aim to arrive on Saturday between 03:00 pm and 07:00 pm (an extra charge for check in after 7:00 pm), the first class of the course is the day after: Sunday morning and the last class is on a Friday morning, with departures on the last Saturday by 10:00 am.
The Courses (5 cooking classes) immerse the participant into the essence of Italian cuisine, teaching both its aspects, historical as well as practical. We are so flexible about the arrival so if you decide to arrive another day - for example not on Saturday but on Tuesday or on Friday, please contact us soon.
The Course is motivational, informative, and, above all, experiential.
- A hands on, fun and interactive cooking course with our expert chef Isa;
- Plenty of time to enjoy Padova (museums, sightseeings, local bars, restaurants and superb shopping) or near Padova (Venice - just 30 minutes; Verona - just 45 minutes; etcetera);
- Small group participation in intimate surrounds. Group size is limited to 8 in the kitchen.
DURING YOUR STAY Stay with us for a Cooking Holiday and enjoy flexibility of your time.
7 DAYS EXCLUDING FLIGHTS
- Accommodation (7 nights or only 4 or 5 or 6 or 7)
- Daily espresso coffee or tea and cookies at the Mama Isa's Cooking School (at 09:30 am) before starting the cooking class
- A large, healthy meal (lunch and wine and drinks) per day in the Mama Isa's Cooking School (during the cooking classes) - Italian spice box and apron
- All scheduled 5 cooking classes (every morning at 10:00 am - The classes are 4-5 hours daily)
- A trip to learn the old art of making CHEESE (how to make the real PARMESAN CHEESE grana padano) and in the afternoon learn the art of GRAPPA making. Or if you prefer a guided winery visit and WINE TASTING TOUR.
- Two trips to the Italian Food Market in Padova, one of the most famous markets in Europe.
- A recipe booklet (an electronic booklet)
- Wine, water and espresso coffee during dinners
- Cooking certificate
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:
- International flights and visas
- Arrival and departure airport transfers (but we can help you with important information how to get here; the best airport is Venice, and from Venice you can take a shuttle bus and in only 45 minutes you are here!)
- Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
- Laundry service
- Local car hire
- Optional activities (on demand a wellness and revitalizing SPA day - in the afternoon after the class. The SPA, by the Euganean Hills Montegrotto Terme and just a few kilometers from Mama Isa's Cooking School in the heart of Veneto region, is placed in the Terme Euganee area, the biggest European thermal basin. A big park with hot spring thermal swimming pools are the frame in which the SPA and its thermal and wellness center are located.
- Drinks, items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Any other services or activities not stated in the program
- Beginner or Intermediate or Professional Chefs
THINGS TO DO:
Free time in the afternoon and in the evening so you can enjoy Padova, go shopping, visit the center of the city in the afternoon or visit Venice or Verona. Or just relax in your accomodation.
(On demand the team can offer you a wine tasting in the late afternoon - price on demand)
Beginners are welcome!
Every course is suitable for all levels.
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the team when making a reservation.
This culinary tour will take place in Padova, (in English Padua) in the Veneto region, Italy. Padova is one of the best art cities in Italy! Walk around Padova and discover its wonders. A holiday destination due to the combination of its picturesque streets and squares, accessible culture, and laid-back atmosphere. The food markets are lively and colorful.
The team will help you about what you can see, where you can go, which are the best restaurants or bars for dinner!
Departs weekly, Saturday to Saturday from January through to December (excluding 20 Dec – 05 Jan): available all year round, with arrival on Saturday. Remember we can start the cooking course not only on Saturday (other day upon request).
PRICE : The displayed amount (in the pic above) is indicative and based on the exchange rate at the time of booking.
During this holiday, you will be staying at an apartment in a building, located near the main attractions of the city, which is just a five-minute walk from the Mama Isa's Cooking School, and 20-25 minute walk from the pedestrian area in the center of Padova. The apartment has the highest quality.
The apartment has bathroom, kitchen, a large dining & living room, wardrobes, digital television, and air conditioning or heating. Click here for more information: https://isacookinpadua.altervista.org/padua-apartment.html
--- Day 1, Saturday - Arrival Check in at Mama Isa's Apartment in Padova. You will receive a briefing with the schedule of activities, holiday orientation, and extra information. You will receive a list of suggested bars and restaurants. Aperitif with Chef Isa. Free time.
--- Day 2, Sunday 09:30 am Coffee and Cookies at the Mama Isa's Cooking School. At 10:00 am hands on cooking lesson with Chef Isa followed by lunch. This cooking class is very important, we will start with lesson about the history of food in Italy, and the main ingredients, fresh herbs, an extra virgin olive oil lesson, explaining how extra virgin olive oil is made. We will then start cooking some of the most important Italian recipes of Italian and Veneto Regional Cooking. You will prepare 3-4 dishes and you will also discover how to prepare a great focaccia. After the cooking class, you will taste your creations and enjoy the "vino" wine! Free time in the afternoon.
--- Day 3, Monday Vegetable and Fruit Shop Visit, hands on cooking class, lunch. 08.30 Trip to see a nice vegetable - fruit shop, for italian fruit, vegetables, and herbs, but mainly to learn how to recognize good fruits and vegetables! See different types of veggies and fruits and what they are used for. Return to the Mama Isa's Cooking School (at 09:30 am and coffee and cookies) and start the hands on cooking class with Italian vegetables recipes. Free time in the afternoon and in the evening.
--- Day 4, Tuesday 09:30 am Coffee and Cookies at the Mama Isa's Cooking School. At 10:00 am hands on cooking lesson with Chef Isa followed by lunch. This cooking class is about the art of making fresh pastas from scratch. We will start with lesson on the history of the "Italian Pastas", the main ingredients: special wheat flours......, explaining how fresh pasta is made. During the lesson you will learn how to make the fresh pastas in the traditional old way! We will then start cooking some of the most important pasta sauces of Italian and Veneto Regional Cooking. We will taste all of them. Free time in the afternoon and in the evening.
--- Day 5, Wednemous Excursion, food market in the center of Padova and then cooking class. 08:30 am Visit the famous market's squares in Padova followed by a drink Prosecco. You will learn about the traditional food market and its importance. Then hands on cooking class and lunch at the Mama Isa's Cooking School. The lesson is about the art of pizza making in the traditional Italian way: thin and crust. Chef Isa will teach you step by step how to make a pizza dough from scratch, a delicious pizza sauce, how to shape your own pizza by hand, how to top it. Then buon appetito and enjoy your meal! In the afternoon there is time to relax and shop. Afternoon: free to relax, perhaps with a walking trip along the Padova river or free to walkbout in Padova and enjoy the famous Sprtiz in the Piazza dei Signori (Chef Isa will help you about where you have to go!) Dinner: free. (OPTIONAL extra charge the SPA DAY)
--- Day 6, Thursday - A trip to learn the old art of making CHEESE (how to make the real PARMESAN CHEESE grana padano) and later learn the art of GRAPPA making. Or if you prefer a guided winery visit and WINE TASTING TOUR.
--- Day 7, Friday 09:30 am Coffee and Cookies at the Mama Isa's Cooking School. At 10:00 am the final hands on cooking lesson with Chef Isa followed by lunch. This cooking class is about the art of making potato gnocchi, the famous Italian Frittata, a fantastic artisanal gelato from scratch. Free time in the afternoon and in the evening.
--- Day 8, Saturday Check-out ends at 10:00. Departure day.
How to get there - Which airport is best for you when flying to Mama Isa's Cooking School?
Arrival by airplane - Please book your flight to arrive at Venice Airport (VCE - the nearest airport).
Airport transfers to Mama Isa's Cooking School
Transfer from and to Venice Airport: with only 60 € you can reserve a shuttle taxi to get here.
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