A Cooking Lesson in Florence
A delightful day cooking in Florence
Have you ever wanted to enter a private Florentine kitchen and make
yourself at home?
youll sit down to enjoy your culinary creations over stimulating
bread, wine* and fruit are also included in the lunch.
A special lesson, a special lunch, a special city!
Lessons booked daily - 4
Cost: 85.00* euro An
apron and recipes are given to each partipant.
If someone in your party is not
interested in the lesson but would like
Those who choose to come to Florence may also book a small walking tour
Cindy through a local outdoor market. This Walking tour of market is
prior to the lesson: 9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. (Cooking time 2 ½ hours,
dining together 1 hour).
one pasta, rice or soup dish, one meat, fish or poultry entree and one or two side dishes.
Each course is totally prepared by the students with Cindys guidance.
When all dishes are prepared the students, sit down to enjoy their Tuscan lunch or dinner.
One bottle of Chianti wine or Venaccia white wine and Tuscan bread are included in the meal plan.
A glass of Vin Santo and biscotti di Prato complete this dining experience.
Menu One Lasagna Lovers
Antipasto Crostini Toscani (Chicken liver patθ) Canapes or Black
Olive Canapes with cream cheese.
First Course Lasagna (Meat Sauce cooking time 2 hours+), White cream sauce and fresh lasagna noodles.
* we do not make the fresh pasta in this lesson
as I do a separate course dedicated to pasta making.
Second Course Grilled vegetables (eggplant, zucchini and yellow and red bell peppers)
in a balsamic and garlic vinegar sauce.
I have chosen a lighter vegetarian second course as the
lasagna is a meal in itself.
Dessert Pears baked in espresso with
Menu Two Pork Lovers
Antipasto Sausage and cream cheese Canapes
grilled (served warm).
First Course Pasta e Fagioli (Pasta and Bean
Second Course Arista (Pork Loin Roast) with
Side Dish Patate alla Contadina (Country
style potatoes in a red sauce with fresh herbs).
Menu Three Poultry Lovers
Antipasto Artichoke and cream cheese canapes
with garlic (served room temp)
First Course -Risotto Rice Italian style
with zucchini, herbs and parmesan cheese
Second Course Chicken in Fricasse (creamy
lemon sauce with egg yolk) or chicken with herbs and black olives
Side Dish Fagolini in Umido (string beans
with tomatoes, carrots and herbs).
Menu Four Beef Lovers
Antipasto Rice stuffed tomatoes baked with
First Course Spezzatino (Beef Stew) with
Side Dishes Spinach with garlic and olive
oil and Cipolline in agrodolce (baked sweet and sourl white onions)
Antipasto Marinated white mushroom salad with parmesan cheese in a lemon and olive oil sauce (a bit spicy)
This can be served as salad or on toasted bread as
First Course Risotto ai funghi porcini
Italian style rice with dried porcini mushrooms* and fresh herbs (creamy)
Second Course Guinee Hen baked pheasant
style. Or... quail in black
olive and wine sauce.
Side Dish Florentine peas. * can substitute for fresh during the season (Sept
Menu Six Fish Lovers
Antipasto Polpo con patate Octopus and potato salad
OR Fagioli verde e gamberi Green beans and
First Course Spaghetti alle vongole
Spaghetti with clam sauce
OR Risotto con asparagi e gamberi Rice with
asparagus and shrimp
Second Course Isolana con verdura in forno
baked white fish filets with vegetables and fresh herbs
OR Baccala alla livornese Cod fish Livorno
style cooked in a tomato sauce with potatoes.
Side Dish Pinzimonio Fresh Vegetables
with cold press olive oil for dipping
Menu Seven Steak and Tomato Lovers
Antipasto Bruschetta - Tomato canapes with fresh herbs and olive oil on toasted
First course Tagliatelle con zucchini e
pomodori Egg noodles in
a zucchini and fresh cherry tomato herb sauce.
Second Course Florentine steak broiled,
sliced and served in a green peppercorn, olive oil and herb sauce.
Side Dish Herb baked potatoes
Link to Cindy on
there is a special dish not on my menus that you would like to learn... just ask
and we can include or substitute dishes.
Also, if you are interested in the pasta making course ask for particulars.
Various Cooking Courses