Today’s cooking experience takes you to a charming villa outside Sorrento for a master class in all things Neapolitan. Learn how to transform the freshest local ingredients into a three course feast with Zia Angela!
Villa Ida is the quintessential Sorrento site – lemon trees in pots around the pool, hand painted majolica tiles and crockery throughout and a warm welcome from several generations of this proud famiglia sorrentina. The day begins with homemade cake and fresh brewed coffee with your hosts, before moving into the kitchen to don your Villa Ida apron. Zia Angela – the Villa’s resident culinary genius – will take you through the preparation of an excellent three course meal of Neapolitan favorites, sharing the tips and techniques her family has passed down from generation to generation. While the sauces are bubbling away and the custard sets, venture down to the wine cellar to sample some local wines and cheeses and fill your majolica jugs with your favorite libations for the big feast! At the family table, either in the welcome shade of the pergola or by the toasty fire, you will enjoy the fruits of your labor and share stories filled with local color. As you bid a fond farewell to your new Villa Ida friends, you won’t leave empty handed: the recipe booklet and souvenir apron – along with some treasured memories – are yours to keep!
(Cooking Lesson duration: approx. 4 hours)