Shop and Cook like an Italian! - Market Tour + Cooking Class + Home Dining
$94.85 per guest
$94.85 per guest
approx 4 hours
English (basic Spanish and Malay also available)
Our address will be given upon booking confirmation
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!
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)
EXCELLENT HOSTS!! Amazing people, these 2 are!
everything was perfect, food, place, vibe...
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!