Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cooking class tour in Italy with Michelin - Starred Chef!

NEW 2017 TOUR!

Learn pro cooking tips from a Michelin-starred chef and enjoy fine dining at his famous restaurant-all while staying in a luxury villa known for its Culatello di Zibello

Independent Tour           ID 634          8 Days/ 7 Nights 
Day 1: Bologna and Michelin-rated Dinner
Arrival at Bologna Centrale train station and private transfer to Antica Corte Pallavicina Castle. Guided visit of the old cellars with the most important production of Culatello di Zibello in the world. You will admire the Culatello of the Queen Elizabeth and Prince Ranieri of Monaco.    Dinner à la carte at the Michelin starred restaurant and overnight. 
Day 2: Pasta Lesson and Verdi's Birthplace
Cooking class with home made pastas with English-speaking chef. Lunch with the prepared dishes.  In the afternoon private transfer to Villa Verdi and Busseto, the places where Verdi was born and where he lived.    Dinner à la carte at the Michelin starred restaurant. 

Day 3: Bike Tour and Proscuitto Tasting
In the morning explore Torrechiara Castle, one of the most beautiful and well preserved castles in Italy by bicycle with a tour guide. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant, but be sure to leave room for the Proscuitto tasting that awaits you during the afternoon visit to a family run Prosciutto di Parma factory
Day 4: Italian Salami, A Boat Trip and More
During Today's cooking class, you'll learn how to prepare sausages and other typical cold cuts. After lunch head to the Po River, one of  the longest rivers in Italy, for a scenic boat ride. Return to the castle for another fabulous Michelin-starred dinner
Day 5: Menu Planning, Wineries and Medieval Town
Learn how to prepare a full menu composed of a starter, a pasta dish, an entree and a dessert. After lunch enjoy a guided visit of the Colli Piacentini winery, which includes a wine tasting. Next, it's on to Castel d" Arquato for a tour of the medieval town.
Day 6: Local Specialties, a Castle and a Labyrinth. 
Today, you will prepare typical dishes of the Parma Valley, which by now you will know is in the middle of Italy's culinary heart. Enjoy the efforts of your work during lunch and then set off for Fontanellato, where you will visit the Masone Labyrinth. Don't worry, we won't let you get lost!
Torrechiara Castle

Day 7: Eat Your Way Through Parma
After breakfast, depart for a half day guided tour of Parma-a UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its food. In between bites we'll check out the main attractions, including the opera house and pink cathedral.

Day 8: Arrivederci!
A private morning transfer will bring you back to the Bologna Centrale train station
Tour Includes:
  • 7 nights in Standard Double room at Relais Antica Corte Pallavicina
  • 7 Gourmet breakfasts
  • 1 guided tour of the Castle's cellars
  • 4 cooking classes with English-speaking chef and lunch (wine not included)
  • Tickets to Villa Verdi
  • Half day bike tour around Torrechiara
  • Lunch in typical restaurant (water and 1 glass of wine included)
  • Guided visit of Prosciutto factory and tasting
  • 1 Private boat trip on Po River
  • Guided tour at Castel d'Arquato with English-speaking guide + tickets
  • Guided tour of winery + wine tasting
  • Tickets to Masone Labyrinth
  • Half day guided tour of Parma with English-speaking guide
  • All the transfer described in the program
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