Founded in 1998, La Villa Cucina offers exclusive culinary travel programs in the Italian regions of Tuscany, Campania, Umbria, Sicily & Piemonte.
The multi-session culinary programs take place in the villa’s professional kitchen. Class size is limited to twelve guests in order to ensure personalized attention and optimal comfort. Menus and methods reflect "La Cucina Regionale Italiana," emphasizing the use of authentic ingredients and classic culinary techniques. All classes are taught in English. A typical class begins with a brief introduction of the day's recipes and ingredients. Students are then divided into groups, each responsible for a specific dish for the day's multi-course menu. Classes run for approximately four hours, followed by lunch (or dinner) when the day's culinary creations, complete with wine, are served in an elegant dining room.
Clearly, a culinary travel program would not be complete without travel! Full and half-day excursions to important Tuscan and Umbrian hill towns and cities are planned. Predetermined trips include visits to local restaurants and markets. Artisans who specialize in food, wine and ceramics show us their centuries old customs and ways.
I invite you to join me as we celebrate the seasons of Italian cooking and culture. Experience the abundance of Italy in the company of old friends and new acquaintances.
Daniel Rosati, Founder