“Venice gourmet“: would you like to take home the distinctive experience of Venetian cuisine?
Join our cooking class and taste the flavors of local fish, the scent of seasonal herbs, the freshness of the best Lagoon vegetables.
Learn how to prepare Venetian specialties with the help of a professional chef who will inform you about the ingredients and culinary processes.
Your cooking session takes place in a distinguished Venetian house, where you will enjoy a full meal in an authentic setting.
Prepare fragrant deep-fried zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and basil as a starter, and continue with a homemade pasta with scampi and porcini mushrooms scampi for the first course.
The main course could be salt-crusted sea bass with artichoke rounds as the side dish. Finish up with a delightful dessert, and not necessarily a traditional Tiramisu!
On request, you can ask for a Rialto market tour before the class, where the chef will show you and describe seasonal products used for the seafood or meat dishes on your menu.
Get your senses ready, and contact us for your “Venice gourmet” experience.
Below is the recipe for “Baccalà mantecato,” a popular seafood dish, served in both wine bars and fine restaurants.
- Whipped Cod (makes abt 4 cups)
- 1 pound soaked boneless cod, known as “baccalà”
- 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup poaching water
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Cooking class in a private apartment
- The assistance of a chef
- You eat what you make!
Italian regional cuisine is celebrated all over the world not only for its incredible variety of food and wines but also for its endless creativity. You’ll be surprised by the many ways ordinary ingredients are handled and combined to obtain different tastes and textures.
As for the Veneto Region, Venice was always known for its seafood-oriented cuisine, especially the Eastern Mediterranean styles. Conversely, the mainland constantly supplied a good deal of much-appreciated delis, hard to find in the Lagoon.
The Venetians, thanks to their inquisitive nature, began to appreciate new tastes and flavors, for instance, the Moorish sweet and sour savor, unknown in the Roman age. They also soon learned the symbolic meaning of food.
DRESS CODE AND ADVICE
- No dress code required
- Your culinary experience lasts four hours, lunch included, and costs 210 euros per person (minimum two persons, market tour on request only).
- A class operates with a maximum of 6 people.
- Please note that Rialto market is open from Mondays through Saturdays, but the fish section is closed on Mondays too.