Great chefs never give their secrets away, but our Chef Luigi Incrocci is the exception that proves the rule. Not only is he willing to share with you the secrets that make his cuisine great, but he is also happy to nourish your culinary talents with a brief (2 hours) but intensive cookery course held in Villa Campestri’s wonderful kitchen. From one lesson on a single topic to 5 lessons, divided into 5 mornings. Enjoy!
The starters are the business card of a lunch or dinner because they have to whet your appetite without quench. From the rich tradition of Tuscan starters, you will learn to cook: Artichokes mini-pie, Tomatoes Bruschetta, Croutons with chicken livers, Mushroom crostini.
Pasta making is a popular tradition in Tuscany. Chef Luigi Incrocci and his staff unfold the secrets of making high-quality pasta at home to the amazement of your guests! You will learn how to prepare: Potato dumplings, Crêpes (thin pancakes), Typical homemade egg pasta stuffed with potatoes, and Ravioli with spinach and ricotta cheese (preparation of pasta and filling), the Dough two colors, Tagliatelle.
To spice up the pasta, you will learn to prepare: The meat sauce, the sauce with fresh tomatoes, pesto, sauce of mushrooms and walnut sauce.
Bread, Pizza and Focaccia
Learn how to make bread, Fantasia of bread, Sandwiches with olive oil, Focaccia, Pizza "Margherita".
To finish, for dessert, we show you how to make the most famous traditional Tuscan desserts: “Cantuccini di Prato” to dip in Vin Santo; “Schiacciata Fiorentina”, a simple, delicious cake typical of the Carnival Season in Florence; “Zuccotto” with a chocolate filling; “Torta della nonna”, literally Grandmother's cake, a tarte with a cream filling.
During the lessons, participants can practise all aspects of the preparation of these dishes, and afterwards have the possibility of tasting the food at lunch. A lesson on 1 topic is € 100,00 per person, two lessons on 2 topics is € 200,00 per person. Price per lesson (cycle of 3, 4 or 5 topics) is € 60,00 per lesson per person. Minimum 2 participants.