SPEAK AND COOK ITALIAN
A course of Italian language and cooking – combining two outstanding elements for a perfect experience of the Italian culture.
Course duration: one week.
2017 starting dates: September 11, October 9, November 13 (Olive Oil Special).
2018 starting dates: March 19, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 18, July 16, August 27, September 24, October 8, November 12.
Minimum number of participants: 2
Program: Saturday or Sunday: Arrival and lodging at the chosen accommodation. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday in the morning: 9.15 am to 1 pm, Italian language class in small group of same level (max 10 participants). -- Activities beside language classes -- Monday: a walk with the teacher in the old city, discovering and tasting delicacies of Lucchese gastronomy. Tuesday: cooking lesson* – preparation of a complete Tuscan menu (appetizer, first course, second course, side dish, dessert) and dinner together with teacher-chef. Wednesday: full day tour to discover the food, history and nature of the Tuscan territory, including lunch in a typical restaurant offering local delicacies and visits to historic centers, nature parks and traditional food production. The excursions can vary according to the season. Thursday: cooking lesson* with wine tasting – preparation of a complete Tuscan menu (appetizer, first course, second course, side dish, dessert) and dinner together with teacher-chef**. Friday: free afternoon. Saturday or Sunday: departure
Price: 560€ including language course, cooking lessons and tours.
* 2 different menus according to season, here's some examples: Tuscan toast with typical sauces, hand made pasta (ravioli, tagliatelle), farro soup, stuffed vegetables, chine of pork with aromatic herbs, turkey stuffed with vegetables, fried vegetables, stuffed cuttlefish, vegetable soufflé, almond cookies, cream dessert.... and lots more!
** In case of food allergies or intolerances as well of special dietary habits, please let us know.
Possibility of living with a family, in a B&B, hotel or apartment - feel free to ask any information you may need, our email is firstname.lastname@example.org