Private Pasta Making Class with a Michelin Star Chef Near Modena

  • Live Guide
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 4.5 hr

Enjoy a private and authentic cooking class in a local Rubiera home with your host Francesca. This is a perfect experience for anyone looking to connect with local culture over food. An incredibly hospitable host, Francesca welcomes you into her Rubiera home with a warm smile. Over a glass of Italian wine, learn about her life growing up in a restaurant as well as the history behind Italian food. Learn to cook in her kitchen a variety of traditional pastas and then join Francesca at the dining table for your meal. Please note that on most days Francesca will host alone, but occasionally her husband, Thomas and her mother, Franca might be present. Francesca grew up in a restaurant (literally!), one of the first Michelin star restaurants in Italy. Her family has owned and run the restaurant since 1936. Working in this family-owned, Michelin star restaurant for many years taught Francesca everything there is to know about ingredients, cooking techniques, plating, serving and hosting.

Itinerary Details

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join your host Francesca in her home kitchen in Rubiera, a town right outside of Modena and learn to cook a variety of homemade pastas from this former Michelin-star chef. During your 2-hour cooking class, you will learn to make fresh, homemade egg pasta from scratch. First learn how to make the dough for your pasta. Then Francesca will teach you how to make three different types of pasta - tortellini, tagliatelle and tortelloni. You will learn how to perfect the different shapes and then cook, serve and eat them in delightful sauces. Enjoy the meal you helped prepare with Francesca at her dining table. Francesca is excited to meet new people and share her passion for traditional home-cooked food and local traditions. Your menu will include Italian classic pastas such as tortellini (little raviolis stuffed with meat in the shape of a ring), tortelli (spinach ravioli) and tagliatelle al ragu (long, flat ribbon pasta from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy in a meat and tomato sauce). Your meal concludes with bensone (a traditional cake from Modena) and walnut liquor.
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