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Rethymno Old Town: Cretan Cooking Class with 5-Course Meal

Product ID: 358295
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Immerse yourself in Crete's extraordinary food culture through first-hand insight and hands-on gastronomic experience with a chef. Hone your skills with local recipes and enjoy a 5-course dinner.
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Duration: 5.5 hours
Starting time 4:00 PM
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  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking masterclass with a local chef
  • Learn the secrets to cooking tantalizing Cretan food
  • Enjoy your creations by sharing a 5-course dinner
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Enter a traditional villa in the old town of Rethymno to uncover Crete's extraordinary food culture through hands-on gastronomic experience with Katerina, the local chef. Discover local recipes and the distinct aromas and flavors that make Cretan cuisine unique. At the end of the evening, sit down to share the 5-course meal you cooked together.

The experience starts in a blooming garden, where you learn about the Cretan culture, history, culinary customs, fresh ingredients, products, even about typical words that locals use to describe their food while sipping on a glass of Cretan wine.

Start with some easy cooking and make simple but mouth-watering cold starters. Feel free to ask your instructor questions and cooking tips so that you feel confident in recreating them when you are back home.

Then, time to head into the kitchen with your sleeves rolled up, to get involved with preparing and cooking your main creation. Along with the chefs, you may select classical Cretan dishes - including ones our "yiayia" (granny) passed down to us - as well as ones with a modern twist.

Once everything is cooked, it’s time to sit at the table and dine on your self-made culinary masterpieces under the candlelight, sharing thoughts, laughter & food as Cretans do. Meze, appetizers, main course, dessert are all there, but this wouldn’t be a typical Cretan culinary feast without slowly savoring every drop of your raki alongside the meal.

A guided visit to the culinary market may also be arranged upon request.
  • Cretan Cooking class with a chef
  • Full 5-course meal
  • A glass of local wine, tsikoudia (raki) and water
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel transfer
  • Extra drinks

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Meeting point

Enter the restaurant "AVLI" in the old town of Rethymno

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From US$ 569.29 per person

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Product ID: 358295