Venetian Gourmet Tour
Cook a Gourmet Meal and Experience Venice Through Your Taste Buds
DURATION: UP TO 4-HOURS; 5-HOURS INCLUDING MARKET TOUR
Italian regional cuisine is celebrated all over the world not only for its incredible variety of food and wines, but also for its endless creativity. As for the Veneto Region, Venice was always noted for its seafood-oriented cuisine, and is traditionally influenced by Eastern Mediterranean styles. You will be surprised by the many ways the same ingredients can be handled and combined together to obtain different tastes and textures.
Take home the distinctive experience of Venetian cuisine. Join a cooking class and you will taste the true flavors of local fish, the scent of spring herbs, and the freshness of the best vegetables grown on the Lagoon islands. You will learn how to prepare and cook the best Venetian dishes with the help of local culinary experts, who will tell you their history, and why they are combined with other ingredients.
Upon request the chef can take you to the Rialto market before class and show you seasonal products that will be in the seafood or meat dishes you will prepare. As Venice is entirely pedestrian, the locals need to shop for food more frequently than on the mainland, as they don’t like carrying too much weight! The positive end result is that they get accustomed to fresh produce, and buy what’s best at the daily market.
Your cooking session will take place in a distinguished Venetian house, where you will enjoy a full meal in an authentic setting. You will prepare fragrant deep-fried zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and basil as a starter, and continue with a scampi and fresh vegetables risotto for the first course. The main course will be a salt-crusted sea bass with artichoke rounds as the side dish. You’ll finish up with a delightful traditional tiramisu with dark cocoa.
This full-immersion food experience will teach you to enhance the natural flavor of fresh produce, what’s best during the different seasons of the year, and to stay healthy without being on a diet!
This 4 to 5-hour tour includes:
- Rialto Market
- Cooking Class
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Our guide will pick you up from your Venice city-centre hotel. The tour will conlcude at a point within the city-centre.
Includes: Private expert English-speaking guide for up to 5-hours.
Excludes: Guide Gratuity, Extra Hours.