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Italian Cooking in Lake Garda

from £375 pp

Italy, Lake Garda

4 days

Private Group Max 6 people

Italian Cooking in Lake Garda

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What You'll Do

Stay in a junior suite in a beautiful house overlooking Lake Garda near the town of Torri del Benaco for 3 nights and learn to cook delicious Italian food during a hands-on cooking lesson in a professional restaurant kitchen for a relaxing Italian cookery break with a difference.

Combine a stay in the hills overlooking beautiful Lake Garda with a hands-on cooking class in Albisano where you will learn to cook authentic Italian food in a professional restaurant kitchen.

You’ll spend 3 nights / 4 days in the lovely house overlooking Lake Garda, ideally located near one of  Lake Garda’s most historic towns. You will enjoy views over the stunning countryside and picturesque Lake Garda.

You’ll spend two mornings in a professional restaurant kitchen learning to cook a host of Italian dishes with Chef Andrea during a hands-on cookery lesson. After the lesson, you will sit down to enjoy the delicious food you have prepared with local wines as you enjoy spectacular lake views.

Accommodation is on the top floor of the house where the cookery school is also located. The junior suite offers beautiful and newly renovated facilities and balconies where you can admire the lake as you enjoy your breakfast, on this most picturesque of cooking holidays in Italy.

Experience
Highlights

Stay in a junior suite overlooking Lake Garda

Learn to cook authentic Italian meals with a professional chef

Sample the finest Italian cuisine prepared just for you

Your Local Host:

Chef Andrea & Lara

Chef Andrea and his wife Lara run a restaurant, cooking school and accommodation on Lake Garda in northern Italy. They have a passion for teaching restaurant standard Italian cuisine in a relaxed and fun way using only the freshest, seasonal produce much of which is sourced from local producers.

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Experience Itinerary

Arrival

– You may check-in to the suite anytime after 2pm
– The afternoon and evening are free for you to spend as you please

Accommodation

You’ll stay in a beautiful junior suite on the top floor of the house where the restaurant and cookery school are located. The junior suite is newly renovated and will provide you with a spacious well-equipped room to relax in during your trip.

At 40 square metres and decorated in a Provencal style, the suite features a private entrance, private bathroom, WiFi, heating, two balconies and a private covered parking space. Room service breakfast is provided for you to enjoy in your room or on the balcony.

Alternatively, if the junior suite is unavailable on your dates, there may be availability in Hotel Marina; this charming 16 roomed hotel is just a 5 minute drive or taxi ride from the cooking school in Torri del Benaco just 100 metres from the beautiful Lake Garda shore and a stone’s throw from Lake Enrica, the dedicated swimming area of the lake.

Features
– Learn to cook in Albisano overlooking stunning Lake Garda
– Just 45km from Verona and just over 30km from Valpolicella
– Stay a beautiful junior suite in the villa or in the 3* Hotel Garni Marina in Torre del Benaco near to the cookery school (5 minute drive)
– Stunning views of Lake Garda
– A stone’s throw from the stunning swimming area of the lakes
– Parking available
– Learn to cook in a professional restaurant kitchen
– Learn from a local chef with many years of international experience
– ‘Lab’ area for pasta and bread preparation
– Enjoy the lunch you’ve cooked on the terrace overlooking Lake Garda

 

Learn to Cook

– Enjoy breakfast in your room or on the balcony before heading downstairs to the restaurant kitchen for your cooking lessons with Chef Andrea
– Your cooking lesson starts at 9.30am and finishes around 2.30pm after you’ve eaten the lunch you’ve learned to cook
– You’ll focus on learning to make a 3 course Italian meal
– Once you’ve cooked, you’ll sit down to enjoy a lunch accompanied by a glass or two of wine finished with a good Italian coffee
– The afternoon and evening are free for you to relax or explore Lake Garda

Departure

– After breakfast, guests are asked to check-out of their room ready for departure taking home with them new cooking skills from the Lake Garda area

Reviews (4)

Chaz

Sunday 19th January, 2020

Wow wow wow This was a truly amazing experience from truly amazing hosts. Lara & Andrea compliment each other superbly and this shines through in their service. We had some laughs whilst being educated and got to eat the breathtakingly tasty food ...

Wow wow wow This was a truly amazing experience from truly amazing hosts. Lara & Andrea compliment each other superbly and this shines through in their service. We had some laughs whilst being educated and got to eat the breathtakingly tasty food at the end. We walked away feeling totally content and we can not recommend this experience enough Thank you so much xxx

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C Robertson, UK

Sunday 25th August, 2019

Food, staff and location were incredible! Most amazing pasta!

Food, staff and location were incredible! Most amazing pasta!

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Lea

Sunday 11th August, 2019

A family amazing Cooking class We had a wonderful time today in Lara's and the greatest chef Andrea's lovely house with a fantastic view over Garda lake, it was one of the most powerful experience we had as a family. We learned to make pasta, pizza ...

A family amazing Cooking class We had a wonderful time today in Lara's and the greatest chef Andrea's lovely house with a fantastic view over Garda lake, it was one of the most powerful experience we had as a family. We learned to make pasta, pizza and more... and then to sit by the balcony drinking white win and to eat what we have just prepared. We warmly recommend you all to try this special experience!!!

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Samuel

Sunday 4th August, 2019

Romantic Cooking Class , Highlight of our trip! We were on honeymoon and wanted a romantic cooking class to learn how to make Italian food. We are so glad we came here! We were on the course with another lovely couple who were lucky enough to be doi...

Romantic Cooking Class , Highlight of our trip! We were on honeymoon and wanted a romantic cooking class to learn how to make Italian food. We are so glad we came here! We were on the course with another lovely couple who were lucky enough to be doing a 3/4 day stay at the accommodation which has an incredible view over Lake Garda. We were welcomed by our hosts, and shown how to make a delicious 4 course meal which we ate later on. Risotto, Pasta (black with squid ink), Pork, and Italian Sponge Dessert. Andrea and Lara were excellent teachers. You can also go here for dinner, not just the cooking course. Wish we had time to go back again, this was the highlight of our trip!

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Location Information

You’ll stay in a pretty, newly renovated junior suite right above the cookery school with spectacular views of Lake Garda. Located near the historical Torri del Benaco, a lovely town on the shores of the clear blue waters of Lake Garda just 100 metres from the beautiful beach, learn to cook in a professional restaurant kitchen with friendly and professional Chef Andrea and host Lara.

Torri del Benaco is ideally positioned for exploring Lake Garda. A car-ferry operates frequently taking you to the western shore where you can explore historic lakeside villages. The eastern side of the lake is dominated by the magnificent Monte Baldo, where an ultra modern cable-car takes you to the top of the mountain in just a few minutes.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include travel or flights.

Nearest Airport
Verona (around 40 minutes away)
The cookery school is situated in a small village called Albisano which is on Lake Garda.

  • Accommodation in a junior suite with double bed and private bathroom at the restaurant villa for 3 nights/4 days
  • Prices are per person and based on 2 people travelling together and sharing the suite
  • If you are a solo traveller, the suite can be booked at sole occupancy for an additional supplement
  • You can check in anytime after 2pm and check-out is by 11am
  • Breakfast room service, or on the balcony, each morning
  • 2 hands-on cooking classes on day 2 & 3
  • Your cooking lessons start at 9.30am and finishes at 2.30pm
  • The delicious Italian meal you've learned to cook during your cooking lesson with wine & coffee
  • All cooking materials and fresh, seasonal ingredients
  • Culinary diploma signed by the chef
  • Pictures of your cooking lessons which will be sent to you by email on your return home

FAQs

- You can arrive any day of the week you choose from April to October
- You will stay for 3 nights / 4 days

- Suitable for all levels from beginner to advanced cooks
- Minimum age 18 (although children are accepted accompanied by adults)
- All cooking classes will be taught in English (or Italian if you prefer)
- We strongly recommend you hire a car for this course so you can take advantage of the location and its surroundings