A highlight of our trip to Rome was definitely our day spent with Andrea, a chef, from Cooking Classes in Rome.
Having found the cooking day highly recommended on Trip Advisor we booked a 5 hour lesson and meal. There were 12 of us in total.
This was our menu – I had requested if possible could we learn to cook Spaghetti Carbonara (a favourite of my husband’s after a memorable meal in Tuscany about 15 years ago!)
As soon as introductions were over we were soon donning our aprons and put to work in the kitchen. Andrea is passionate about fresh local ingredients and using authentic Roman recipes. We learned lots!
The time flew, we all helped with various tasks, with lots of banter and chat. We were email all the recipes after the class, so there was no need to take notes!
The started was stuffed (with auburgine, mozarella and parma ham) zucchini flowers in a light batter.
The highlight was probably making the fresh pasta – we all were “hands on” for that part.
Finally it was time to sit down for our meal – and most of us opted to also have the suggested wines with the meal. Andrea guided us through the wine choices.
The grande finale was the dessert – with each plate personalised with our names!
The cookery school is in Travestere, on the other side of the river. After the class, much to Chef Andrea’s bemusement, we sought out some of the narrow streets with the washing hanging across between the buildings!
If you are in Rome, I would highly recommend booking the cooking class – definitely a highlight of our time in Rome.