Cooking fresh seasonal food bought in the local market and is a unique way to experience Italian culture. Market tours and cooking classes are held on the morning of market days, in English, by Chef Clara: she is an enthusiastic Italian foodie in her mid-forties, a Le Cordon Bleu graduate, an experienced Italian cookery teacher and a certified sommelier. She loves to cook and has shared her passion for food and wine with people from all over the world for many years. Her aim is to combine teaching cookery with the traditions, habits and customs of the Italian way of life. We meet in the morning at Cook in Milano with Clara and take a short walk together to the nearby local fruits and vegetables open-air market to buy fresh seasonal products for the class. Then it’s back to Clara’s kitchen in a typical Italian home to have a chat about the menu of the day. Now it’s time to “wash your hands”, tie on your apron and come into the kitchen to cook a complete traditional Italian meal together: four traditional Italian recipes, depending on the season and the availability of ingredients in the local market.
We start by preparing a home-made pasta, risotto, gnocchi or soup; then a main dish (meat, fish or vegetables) and a dessert (tiramisù, fruit or chocolate cake, gelato or panna cotta); accompanied by two excellent Italian wines and a fantastic Italian espresso coffee. Vegetarian, pescatarian and gluten free menus are also available upon request. All ingredients are of first-class quality, 100% Italian, fresh, organic and available worldwide wherever you live. The aim of the school is to teach how to prepare the meal yourself, from the antipasto to the coffee, so that you can repeat it in future for your family and friends, a very special souvenir to take home! After two-and-a-half hours of fun in the kitchen, the moment finally comes to taste the results of our teamwork, sitting around the table in a typical Italian dining room to eat what we have prepared, and drink Italian wines chosen by our sommelier, who will explain the wine and the reasons for the choice/pairing. At the end you will receive a true Italian cooking diploma and a printed recipe booklet - a the souvenir to last a lifetime!
Tuesday, Friday, Saturday (Market Days)
Different seasonal menus available, contact us for more information!
Full refunds will be issued for cancellations made at least 48 hours prior to the activity
Piazza 6 Febbraio - Milano
The address of the school is piazza VI Febbraio, 22, Milano (CityLife – M5 Tre Torri); main entrance is next to the coffee shop "L'altro bar". To reach piazza 6 Febbraio you can take a taxi or use public transportation, in this case you have the following options: - if you come from Duomo cathedral you can take tram 19 (direction p.za Castelli) from via Orefici/piazza Cordusio to piazza 6 Febbraio (10 stops - 25 minutes) - if you come from Cadorna M1 M2 metro station, walk to via Monti/piazza Virgilio (350 mt = 0,2 miles) and take tram 19 (direction p.za Castelli) to piazza 6 Febbraio (6 stops - 20 minutes) - if you come from the train stations (Centrale and Garibaldi) the nearest metro station is Tre Torri on the new M5 (direction Bignami-San Siro), then walk 200 mt (0.1 mile) to piazza 6 Febbraio (from the exit in piazza Tre Torri proceed to Galleria Castelli Ferrari until you reach piazza VI Febbraio, then keep going until you see the coffee shop "L'altro bar"). - if you come from other places in Milano you can use the “Journey planner” app of ATM Milano http://www.atm.it/en/Pages/default.aspx for directions.