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Taormina: Market Visit and Dining Experience with a Cooking Demo & Wine

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4 hours

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Group 1+

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English, Italian

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4 hours

Taormina: Market Visit and Dining Experience with a Cooking Demo & Wine

What you'll do

Discover the lively charm of the local market and indulge in a distinctive private dining experience at a local's home. Immerse yourself in an exclusive cooking demonstration and savour authentic recipes treasured in traditional Italian cookbooks handed down through generations. Feel the genuine warmth of Italian hospitality as you forge genuine connections with the local community. Book now for an unforgettable Italian culinary adventure!

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  • Market Exploration with Expert Guidance: Immerse yourself in the local culinary scene by going shopping at a vibrant local market. Receive expert advice from a seasoned home cook on selecting the most authentic and fresh ingredients.

  • Italian Culinary Heritage Experience: Indulge in a delightful 4-course menu, experiencing the essence of Italy's rich culinary heritage. Taste the flavors of authentic Italian dishes prepared by a welcoming family in the comfort of their home.

  • Cooking Demonstration and Secrets Unveiled: Learn the secrets behind a traditional Italian dish through an engaging cooking demonstration. Watch your knowledgeable host in action as they complete one of the dishes right in front of you. Feel free to ask any questions and deepen your understanding of the culinary art.

  • Wine Tasting Delight: Sip on local wines carefully selected to complement your meal, enhancing the overall dining experience. Allow the flavours of the region to elevate your taste buds.

  • Authentic Italian Coffee or Soft Drinks for Everyone: Conclude your culinary journey with the true Italian tradition of enjoying a rich and aromatic coffee. For those traveling with children, delight in soft drinks specially provided to ensure a family-friendly experience.

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    Start Time: 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM
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    Duration: Approximately 4 hours
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    Group Size: 1 to 10 Guests
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    Meeting Point: Emailed following booking
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    10:30 am: Meeting Point (Advised After Booking)
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    Meet at the designated meeting point, which will be provided after booking, in the home of a local home cook
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    10:45 am - 11:45 am: Local Market Tour
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    Begin with a guided tour of the local market, led by your knowledgeable host. Explore fresh produce, vibrant spices, and local specialties while learning about traditional ingredients used in Italian cuisine
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    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Cooking and Dining Experience
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    Enjoy a 4-course lunch or dinner prepared by your gracious host, featuring a starter, pasta dish, main course with side dish, and dessert
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    Experience the Italian Aperitivo tradition with a glass of prosecco and nibbles, setting the stage for a delightful culinary journey
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    Witness a private cooking demonstration as your Cesarina showcases the preparation of one of the dishes from the 4-course menu right before your eyes
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    2:00 pm - 2:30 pm: Beverages and Farewell
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    Relax and savour beverages including water, wines, and coffee, while relishing the flavours of your authentic Italian meal
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    Conclude the experience with fond farewells and gratitude to your host for an unforgettable culinary immersion in Italian gastronomy

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What's Included

  • Local market visit with the host

  • Private show cooking

  • Private 4-course dinner or 4-course lunch

  • Beverages (water, wines and coffee)

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What's not included

  • Gratuities and tips are not compulsory but deeply appreciated for exceptional service

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel is not included as we meet at a fixed location which will be shared with you on completion of your booking

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Meeting Points

  • We meet at the home of a local the location will be shared with you on completion of your booking

  • Please ensure arrive on time to the meeting point

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Important Information

  • The experience runs rain or shine

  • Under 18? You can't consume alcohol, but delightful non-alcoholic options are available

  • Special dietary requirements or allergies? Let us know when booking

  • The tour will commence promptly at 10;30  am. All participants must arrive on time, as we are unable to accommodate late arrivals. Please be aware that refunds will not be possible in such instances


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