Cooking, Pastry and Pasta Making in Campania

Discover the fresh and local cooking traditions of the Amalfi Coast as Michelen Star Chef Giuseppe guides you through six fun and educational cooking experiences each featuring recipes of the Campaginia region. Enjoy the harvest of organic vegetables, local meats, freshly caught fish and home crafted pastas and desserts. Daily foodie tours take you to a gelato factory, Gragnano Mills and the famous Afeltra pasta factory, a buffalo mozzarella cheese factory, tour of the fascinating and breathtakingly beautiful Amalfi Coast and Sorrentine Pennisuala with Limoncello and olive oil tastings, and visit the best known fish market in Campania to purchase menu items for cooking class. This culinary adventure includes all meals, wine with dinner, tasting, market and cultural tours, cooking lessons, sightseeing and transportation within Italy. This culinary experience can be fully tailored to meet your needs.

 

Antico Casale – For One (Dbl Occ)

Authenticity, freshness and nature in bloom: this is what you can expect at Antico Casale the farmhouse located on the Amalfi Coast, halfway between beautiful Sorrento and Positano. The panoramic scenic location of Antico Casale is a real paradise for those who love nature, natural and rural places with great food. This 5-Star rated Trip Advisor farmhouse will be your new Italian home as Salvatore and his brothers welcome you into the family. As soon as you set foot in the farmhouse, your face will light up with anticipation of good food, fresh air and romantic moments . In this farmhouse, you will find a friendly family environment owned and managed by the family, which will help make you feel right at home; just like the cooking, made of fresh products, all prepared with care and passion.The farmhouse features many amenities and places where you can sit back and be lulled by the gentle breeze of the coast, while sipping a drink from the bar or letting yourself get caressed by the sun in the large solarium terrace located on the farm.The five rooms in the farmhouse are very spacious and bright, great window views, with an en suite bathroom, LCD TV, heating, hairdryer and minibar. There is also a free shuttle service that can take you into Sorrento if you don’t want to make the 10 minute walk!

 

Breakfast Daily

Already from the breakfast it will be easy to see how important it is for us to offer quality products. A bountiful buffet awaits with eggs, bacon, sausage, grilled tomatoes, fresh fruits and cheese. Homemade breads, combined with tasty jams and freshly squeezed orange juice will give you a sprint start to your day. After savoring the “real” taste of the dishes, it will be hard to go home without taking a jar of jam and a bottle of olive oil, in your bag!

 

Naples to Sorrento Transfers and Welcome Dinner

This is a full-immersion culinary adventure designed to create memories that will last a lifetime. Upon arrival at the Naples Airport or train station you will be met by your driver who will take you to the hotel. The day is at your leisure to relax in the garden with a glass of wine or take a walk to orient yourself with this lovely area. Dinner is served overlooking the sea on the patio with candlelight. This welcome dinner will give you a sample of the culinary delights that come from the kitchen as well as a chance to get to meet new friends.

 

Traditional Fresh, Hand-made Pasta Class | Citrus Grove, Winery and Olive Mill Tour

After breakfast an overview of the week’s program will take place led by the Chef and you will receive your kitchen “work clothes”. The first cooking class begins with making your own fresh pasta. The cooking class will feature a variety of homemade pastas. After having mastered the art of fresh pasta making, progress to the stuffing process. Ravioli, lasagna and cannelloni stuffed with a variety of local fresh produce and meats from the Campania region and of course sauces to enhance the pleasure! Your skill has increased to the point that everyone will think you have been making pasta all your life and you are set to impress your family and friends. A pasta fantasy lunch will follow with wine and friends. In the afternoon, enjoy a tour of a local citrus grove, winery and oil mill. The tour will be led by a member of the Persico family, for generations the guardians of the traditions of the Sorrento Peninsula. A typical dinner will be served with degustations of organic products from the Farmhouse garden and as a digestive, Mamma Luisa’s Limoncello. After dinner, the shuttle is always available for runs into town.

 

Hands on Pastry Making Course | Leisure Time | Dinner

After breakfast the first cooking class begins with a basic pastry course that consists of croissants, brioche, short-crust pastry, and puff pastry, with different types of cream. You will have your own cooking station where you will be “hands-on” in the dough of sugar and cream. The Chef will ensure individualized instruction to master the techniques and skills to reproduce these classics at home. Of course you are sampling and tasting all your creations as they come from the oven.,remember, the intent is that these wonderful desserts will be the crowning glory at the end of dinner at the farmhouse tonight. Lunch follows, if you are still hungry, with homemade pasta with a main course. Along with the chef, you can decide together what you want for lunch! The afternoon is free time before dinner. You can shop, explore the area, go swimming and the shuttle is always available.

 

Amalfi Coast & Sorrentine Peninsula Tour

After breakfast explore the fascinating Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula with a guided tour. Chef will prepare a boxed lunch to take with you on the tour of the Amalfi Coast. This afternoon is full of breathtakingly beautiful views. The drive itself provides sea-to-mountain vistas and awe-inspiring scenic beauty around every turn. The Amalfi coast has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its undisputed beauty and the uniqueness of natural landscape. This is the area known as The Land of the Sirens in Homer’s Odysseus. This stretch of road, ripped from the bare rock, will inspire strong emotions, pleasant memories and a commitment to return as soon as possible. Ravello at 1,000 above the sea is home to the beautiful Villa Rufolo and spectacular views of the coast .Positano is a postcard seaside village hanging on the cliffs of the Mediterranean Sea. Great shopping for traditional hand made “moda Positano” sandals and local linen clothes, ceramics and jewelry. Stroll down bougainvillea covered walkways to the Church of the Assumption and to the sea for a panoramic view of the “li Galli” islands. During the tour there will be free time for swimming, snorkeling and relaxing. Dinner will be served in the Farmhouse and the shuttle will be available at your pleasure.

 

Full Immersion Amalfi Coast Cooking Class

In this class, you will create every item from appetizer to dessert. Starting after breakfast on the terrace a discussion will take place about all the preparation that will be involved. A trip to the garden enables picking perfectly fresh organic ingredients and herbs that will be used in preparation. Learn how to choose the fresh fish and the rules for proper portioning. Homemade starters, pasta, delicious main courses and traditional Amalfi Coast cakes are on the menu. The chefs work in a Michelin Star restaurant and are renowned pastry chefs. They will ensure this experience to be star-quality. After the hard work, you will have a wonderful lunch of all the items you have prepared as well as local wines and amazing views. Tonight’s dinner will take place in a famous pizzeria. Enjoy the charming narrow streets in the moonlight or sit for a late night drink listening to music in the best place you can be!

 

Guided Tour of Ruins of Pompeii

Pompeii is one of the most significant proofs of Roman civilization and, like an open book, provides outstanding information on the art, customs, trades and everyday life of the past.
The city has re-emerged from the darkness of centuries precisely as it would have been when it was unexpectedly buried in the thick layer of ash and lava which poured down from the devastating eruption of Vesuvius. It was the year 79 A.D. The scale of the tragedy was appalling: in what had been one of the most active and splendid Roman centers, life came to a permanent standstill. Your personal guide, with over twenty years of experience at Pompeii will answer your questions and breathe life into the city that has been frozen in time.

 

Cellars of Vesuvius Volcano Lacryma Christi | Wine Tasting | Lunch

This winery is located at the foot of Vesuvius and has a story of passionate wine-making. The family with viticulture in its DNA combines the sunburnt ground fertilized with periodical lava flows from Vesuvio to produce a wine of legendary origins. Sorrentino’s Lacryma Christi and other great Vesuvian wines are like a story written by the hand of a fertile and violent Nature, that has gone on for decades thanks to an enthusiastic and tenacious family who knew how to support a territory so rich in precious fruits. After a guided tour of the vineyard, a lunch and wine tasting tasting will highlight the afternoon. There is some relaxation time before dinner.

 

Discover Capri by Boat

After your full breakfast you will depart to by boat to Capri and enjoy the sights and spectacular waters of the Sorrentine Peninsula and Isle of Capri. There is ample time for swimming and snorkeling at the White Grotto where stalactites and stalagmites have taken strange shapes over the centuries and the Green Grotto where the water is the color of Emeralds. The Faraglioni is the greatest feature of the island and is formed by the four reefs floating in the blue sea. The four features range in heights up to 357 feet above the sea. The Natural Arch is elevated high above the sea and its semicircular opening provides the perfect frame for the spectacular sea scenery in the distance. The lighthouse, Punta Carena dominates the Southwestern coast of the island. There is plenty of free time for exploring the island on your own. On board there is a light snack with soft drinks, beer and wine.

 

Farewell Dinner

This evening will be one to remember as you are entertained by the Chef. He will send you into a new culinary world and make this evenings memories last a lifetime. Wine parings and wonderful food creations will be experienced. You will be impressed that you have learned some of the techniques and skills that are used in this magnificent dinner menu.