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Sicilian Cooking Class in Taormina

  • 5-hour Taormina cooking class including market visit and wine tasting
  • Visit Taormina open market and help select fresh produce to cook with
  • Learn about Sicilian food and regional sauces like pesto di pistacchi from a local chef
Sicilian Cooking Class in Taormina
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Sicilian Cooking Class in Taormina
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Dig into delicious Sicilian cuisine by taking this fun 5-hour cooking class at a Restaurant in central Taormina. With a professional Sicilian chef by your side, learn about the history of the regional cuisine and prepare a lush 3-course meal. Visit the outdoor market to purchase ingredients and then head back to the restaurant to begin cooking and, eventually, eating.
What to Expect
Meet up with your host and professional chef near Porta Messina in the historical center of Taormina and begin your day of indulging in the cuisine of Sicily. Walk around the outdoor food market, taking in the various fruits and vegetable and listening to the food sellers yell out their goods for potential buyers. Aide the chef in picking out ingredients for your meal and discuss what makes the perfect seasonal ingredient for the meal.
Then walk to nearby restaurant to begin the next phase of the day: cooking. Strap on an apron and get ready to create a delicious meal. Learn about the unique landscape and soil of Sicily that breeds excellent vegetables; that the volcanic soil is the ideal fertile dirt in which to grow veggies. And learn how the waters around Sicily produces some of the most delicious seafood in the Mediterranean.
Chop vegetables. Make pasta. And sear meat and fish. While the menu changes regularly based on what's in season, expect dishes like Parmigiana di melanzane (baked eggplant, layered with tomato and Parmesan) or pasta al pesto di pistacchi – pasta with a pesto sauce made from pistachio nuts.
When the cooking is complete, pull up a seat to a table in the restaurant to devour your delicious meal. Wash it down with some locally made wine. The cooking and eating experience finishes after you've eaten and sampled some local wine. Before heading out of the restaurant, receive a certificate that you completed the course.
Reviews (76)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent group cooking class of traditional local cuisine

The chef was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and skilled at leading a class in preparing several dishes using local ingredients to prepare authentic Sicilian dishes.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Joan T
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile
Authentic Sicilian experience!

Such a fun day out in Taormina town. We met the warm and friendly Dominic, who first took us to the local market to buy the fresh ingredients for the recipes. We then went to his family restaurant, where we made pasta from scratch, and...More

Thank KaylaC1190
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Hello KaylaC1190, we really appreciate your wonderful review. As a matter of fact, our cooking class is more than learning some techniques, it is a human encounter with a culture that is always open to hospitality and is full of warmth. We hope you come...More

Reviewed October 4, 2018
Interesting and very good lunch, however ...........

I was disappointed that there less 'hands on' preparation of the food that we ate. We were only a group of four - all of whom had a good basic knowledge and interest in cooking. Most of the ingredients that we used to 'assemble' the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Dewi R
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2018

Hello Dewi R, thank you for your beautiful review, although you would have liked more "hands on", that sounds weird to us as this class is only "hands on". Warm regards, Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile
Just as we Had Hoped

We booked this tour a long time ago and are thrilled it turned out as we had hoped. Our chef/instructor for the day was the charming Dominic. When we met at Porta Messina, he made us feel welcome and our group of 3 couples immediately...More

Thank SACALosAngeles
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Hello SACALosAngeles, thank you for sharing, it is very kind of you. Dominic thanks and he is very grateful! All the very best, Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile
Great day, Great food, Great experience

We (3) loved this experience. Went to the markets and bought our veg and fish and then onto the restaurant where we made our pasta from scratch. On the day we made caponata, pesto for our pasta and baked fish sicilian style. Our chef for...More

Thank vmorrison58
Freetraveller39, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at SAT Group Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Hello vmorrison58, we realize that this season the Cooking Class is absolutely the best seller together with the Pizza Making class. We have received so many precious positive feedbacks! Thank you so much! Greetings Guest Relations Manager SAT Group

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July 5, 2018|
Response from mrgrtmcmahon | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delayed response. I just discovered your question by chance. Not sure why. That said, I do not know their schedule. Best you inquire direct. And that said, if you can work around their schedule, it will be well... More