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Shop and Cook like an Italian! - Market Tour + Cooking Class + Home Dining

Host The Carettos

$94.85 per guest

At a glance

Start time

Mon-Saturday 11am

Duration

approx 4 hours

Group size

2-6 guests

Class language

English (basic Spanish and Malay also available)

Meeting point

Our address will be given upon booking confirmation

ABOUT THEEXPERIENCE

Are you a foodie like us? Interested to experience a local market and treat yourself to a sensory adventure of sights, smells, sounds and taste? Then we invite you to shop and cook like an Italian with us!

We will start the day with a visit to the neighbourhood fresh market beloved by Prati residents and beyond, Mercato Trionfale. Learn about the history behind this market, which was recently restored to its current grounds. Over 200 stands await you, featuring fresh and dried fruit, vegetables, artisanal pasta, extra-virgin olive oils, wine, cheeses and more. We will be visiting some of our favourites that come as far as Puglia to sell their products here. We will get to see, smell, touch, sample and discover the fresh produce that are known ingredients of Matteo's beloved Italian cuisine. We will also share tips on certain ingredients that are very unique to our country, depending on their seasonal availability. At the market, you may purchase your own Italian products to take home. Vacuum-sealing option is available for most of the cheeses and cured meats.

After grocery-shopping, we will then walk back home, where we will teach you some of the recipes Matteo inherited from his grandmother. The cooking class will be hands-on, and you'll be treated to a personal and intimate walk down memory lane as Matteo recreates some of his favourite childhood dishes, be it pasta all'amatriciana or pollo ai peperoni.

We will then enjoy the fruit of our labour, and dine together in the comfort of our living room or garden.

Expect a day filled with fun, laughter and a love for living life!

ABOUT THEMENU

For each category, please choose one of the following:
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Antipasto (appetizer):
1) Bruschette con scamorza and handpicked rosemary – sourdough Roman bread with smoked mozzarella and our dried, handpicked wild rosemary
OR
2) Fritelle di zucchini - pan-fried zucchini fritters with parmesan and chickpea flour
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3) Insalata di friselle – Unique, Pugliese salad with rehydrated rusks, fresh salad greens, cherry tomatoes, cheese, extravirgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
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4) Insalata di stagione – Seasonal salad with fresh greens, cherry tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar
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Primo (first course):
Homemade pasta with a choice of one of the following sauces:
all’amatriciana – tomato sauce, pork belly and pork cheek
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piselli e salsiccia – Italian sausage, peas, cream
OR
alla Norma – tomato sauce with eggplant, basil and grated seasoned ricotta
OR
alla crema di peperone – bell pepper sauce
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funghi e salsiccia – mushrooms, Italian sausage, cream
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alla gorgonzola e noci – blue cheese and walnut sauce
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sugo di fagioli – tomato and bean sauce with pork belly
OR
alla sorrentina – tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella

Alternatively we can make homemade gnocchi or ravioli. Please enquire directly with us for availability and sauce options!
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Secondo:
Saltimbocca alla romana – Veal fillets with sage, prosciutto in a white wine sauce
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Pollo con i peperoni – Chicken sautéed with bell peppers and white wine
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Zucchini ripieni all tonno – Stuffed zucchini with tuna
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Fegato alla veneziana - veal liver, white wine, onion, vinegar
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Dolce:
Tiramisu classico – a chilled, layered dessert of mascarpone, pasteurized eggs, coffee, savoiardi
OR
Limonisu – a chilled, layered dessert of savoiardi, limoncello syrup, lemon-mascarpone cream (contains eggs)
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Dolce tricolore – a chilled, layered dessert of crushed amaretti cookies, rosemary, pistachio liquor, sweetened ricotta, homemade berry or fruit compote
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Torta di cioccolato al olio di oliva, vino rosso - a cross between a mousse and cake, featuring chocolate, olive oil and red wine

ABOUT THELOCATION

Meeting point is at the main entrance of Mercato Trionfale at Via andrea Doria. We will venture together to the wet market, and then to our home in the same neighbourhood. It is a 7 min short walk from the metro (Cipro - line A)

Contact Host

THEHOST

The Carettos

The Carettos

We are an inter-racial couple from two corners of the world. She is an actress/English teacher/yoga

WHAT OTHERPEOPLE SAY

Andrew Ponce

Andrew Ponce

EXCELLENT HOSTS!! Amazing people, these 2 are!

Simona

Simona

everything was perfect, food, place, vibe...

Edwin

Edwin

The Carettos took us first to some great markets and shops and teached us on how ingredients were made and why they chose them for the dishes. Then we learned some great dishes, some of which we chose by ourselves. They both speak English fluently and we had a great night with them as our companions!

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