If you are interested in a cooking experience Pagus can offer you an incredible day of genuine food and wine discover. The cooking lesson will take place in a peaceful location: Villa Ottolini, on the lovely hills of Custoza, nearby Lake Garda.
This tour is the best way to immerse yourself in the lifestyle and traditions of cooking authentic Italian and Veronese recipes in an informal and friendly environment. During the cooking lesson, you will create a full meal and your teacher will provide you with an explanation on all recipes using traditional Italian cooking methods. The classes are fully hands-on… are you ready for “getting your hands dirty”?
Program of the day at Villa Ottolini:
Once arrived at the Villa you’ll be welcome by your teacher. In this great location, you will start to “work”. The host will introduce and present the day’s menu. Everybody will cook all the courses with the help of the teacher. You will learn the basic skills necessary to prepare authentic Italian dishes. All the ingredients are farm-to-table in order to support local producers. After a couple of hours of cooking you’ll enjoy the fruits of your work! You’ll have lunch combined with Custoza DOC wine. At the end of the lunch you’ll receive the cookbook with recipes of the day and your “Cooking Diploma”.
At the end of the day we’ll visit the winery Adami and we’ll end with the tasting of delicious wines of this territory.
The menu is (according to the season):
Minimum for 6 people – max. 8
Booking 2 days before
Area visited: hills of Custoza
Duration: 7 h approximately
Departure: at 10.00 a.m. from Via Roma, 33 Verona (in front of Castelvecchio)
Please notice: the tour leader, in respect of all the guests, will wait for you in case of late maximum for 15 minutes.
We want you to spend a lovely day with no distress so, please, in booking our tours, inform us if you have limited mobility (in some old cellars there are stairs); or if you have any intolerance or allergy about food/wine (some tours are including appetizers in the cellar or lunch in local Restaurant).
We ask you to inform us if you have any appointment after the tour (if you booked a train ticket, an opera show in Arena or a reservation for a restaurant), so we can do our best to respect the schedule.
In the cellar, the temperature is constant 15 Celsius degrees (59 Fahrenheit) so we suggest to take with you a sweater or a jacket; if it is be possible we will try to show you the vineyards, so it’s recommended to wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.