1. Rome: Pasta-Making Class Cook and Dine with a Local Chef
There’s nothing like a home-cooked Italian meal—especially when it’s been prepared with the help of a professional chef, and when you get to enjoy it in a private kitchen in the heart of Rome's Trastevere neighborhood! This is an experience that only “real Romans” (and ones who are friends with a chef!) usually get to have. Now you can, too! You’ll be greeted with prosecco and a plate of cured meats and cheese—the perfect aperitivo to get your class started! Enjoy introductions as you get to know the other participants. Once you’ve relaxed, it’s time to learn how to make fettuccine and ravioli from scratch with traditional red and white sauces, such as amatriciana, puttanesca, gricia, or cacio e pepe. You'll use seasonal ingredients to achieve the best flavor, which means your professional chef will choose the sauce based on what's available at the local markets. If you want to make authentic Italian food when you return home, this is the number-one skill to learn. Your chef will guide you through the hands-on process, which is lots of fun for both children and adults. Feel free to pick their brain about all things food and Rome-related. This is your chance to learn how to cook and eat like a local. Next, it’s time to eat. Enjoy your home-cooked pasta, along with wine, and finish on a sweet note with homemade gelato prepared by your professional chef. By the end, you won’t just leave with a fun, rewarding memory for the whole family. You’ll also leave with the know-how to make an authentic Italian dish that’s sure to impress your friends back home! Sites Visited: Charming cooking school in the heart of Trastevere reserved just for your group.