I searched for a cooking class with excellent reviews for a fun experience during our 15-day Switzerland & Italy trip. We went to the cookingclassesinrome.com in the Trastevere neighborhood of Rome and had a fantastic time. Chef Andrea guided our mixed group of Americans & British couples & singles through five hours of animated learning, hands-on prep & cooking and of course, eating a wonderful four-course meal afterwards. I appreciated the professionalism of the course & the cleanliness of the kitchen, too. We learned so much about real Rome food and have tried some of the recipes at home since returning. The cooking class was one of our many trip highlights!
I took my daughter to this class, and we both loved it. Ahead of time I emailed Chef Andreas that my daughter is vegetarian and that I hoped he could include something that she could eat. He went way beyond that and added several extra vegetable courses. As an unexpected bonus, he emailed us all the recipes and directions a few weeks after the class. Highly recommend!
I love the idea of a cooking class for hubby and I. (Mostly me). The pictures look great. I am going to email Chef Andreas and ask about the season for carcioffi (sp) since it is one of our favorites. Thanks for the recommendation!
I can highly recommend as well, my wife took his class while I was in Rome on business and had a great time. As mentioned above, my wife is also vegetarian (does eat fish and dairy though) and he adapted her dishes. He does cater to groups, but if you are flexible on your dates, he will work a single or couple into a class. He spent time in the US, so language is not a barrier.
If comparing to other classes, his is a similar format, probably the only thing is that some include shopping at the market, he has everything there to start. (He has a pretty good restaurant as well)
Can you tell me how long the class lasts? I see it starts at 10 am, is that correct? Is it close to a metro or a bus stop? Thank you.
Hi Edith, we think the class finished around 3pm.
Transportation: From our hotel, Albergo Cesari Hotel at Via di Pietra 89a (near the Pantheon), we walked down Via Del Corso and caught the #8 tram at the Venezia stop near the Victor Emmanuel Monument. Get off after you've crossed the river at the
Trastevere- Mastai stop - very easy.
Edith, if you go to the class, we also enjoyed wandering the neighborhood near the class (we arrived 30 minutes early) and walked into the gorgeous Santa Maria in Trastevere - reminded us of a small version of San Marco in Venice.