This is our best selling program and is dedicated to both beginners and accomplished chefs. You arrive on Sunday and are welcomed with a traditional Tuscan lunch. The remainder of the day is yours to settle in, explore the estate, swim , ride a bicycle or just relax while waiting for dinner to be served. Monday though Friday, after a continental breakfast served from 9:00 AM to 10:00AM, your culinary adventure begins.
Our lessons are hands on, taught in an air conditioned teaching room, and normally run from 3 to 4 hours. Classes are small and make use of all-natural, seasonally-fresh ingredients from our garden: farm to table! Essential Tuscan techniques you will master include: fresh homemade pasta, raviolis, gnocchi, pizza, bread, focaccia, risotto, bruschette and crostini, roasted meats, fish and meat preparation, pastry dough and desserts, biscotti, ice creams and sorbets, vegetable and grain soups, sour dough and breads…..and much more!
Price is $ 3,100 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies.
May 1st/7th — May 8th/14th — May 15th/21st — May 22nd/28th — May 29th/June 4th
June 5th/11th — June 12th/18th — June 19th/25th — June 26th/July 2nd
September 4th/10th — September 11th/17th — September 18th/24th — September 25th/October 1st
October 2nd/8th — October 9th/15th — October 16th/22nd — October 23rd/29th — October 30th/November 5th
November 6th/12th — November 13th/19th
Accommodation with self contained bathroom. All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner every day), Wines/Beer/Coffee/Tea with Lunch and Dinner. Wine Tasting with a wine maker from a celebrated wine estate. All lessons from Monday through Friday. Truffle hunt with dog and hunter followed by a three course truffle based lunch. Since we will be truffle hunting in the morning, on this very day lessons will be held at 4:30 PM. All the tours in the afternoon: Lucca, Pisa, San Gimignano, Viareggio and Pietrasanta.
Transfer from Pisa (airport or train station) to the school on Sunday and transfer to Pisa (airport or train station) on Saturday morning (if your departure is before 8:00 AM from the school, we will help you arrange a cab. This service is not included in the price. The driving distance from the school to the airport or railway station is approx. 25 minutes with no traffic. Reminder: you will have to be at the airport 2 hours prior to your flight. Price is $ 3,100 per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies. We HIGHLY recommend Trip insurance as we never cancel any classes, even if we have 1 student only attending. A $600 non refundable deposit is needed at the time of the booking. For more information on prices and schedule, please email us at [email protected]