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Private Cooking Lesson with chef Luigi Gandola

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Address: Via per Lecco, 33, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 031 950535
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Description: Cooking Lessons Private Cooking Lesson with chef Luigi Gandola.10.00 am...
Cooking Lessons Private Cooking Lesson with chef Luigi Gandola.10.00 am: Meet chef Luigi in your hotel lobby in Bellagio or from Bellagio ferro station and transfer by private vehicle to his restaurant the “Salice Blu”.Enjoy a cup of coffee with Luigi before visiting his Herb Garden (with its 40 different aromatic herbs) behind the restaurant’s kitchens.The cooking lesson begins at 10.30 and you can assist Chef Luigi in making home made pasta, risotto and ravioli using fresh local products from the market. Enjoy these delicacies for lunch.Following lunch, Chef Luigi will give you a diploma as well as an English translation of the recepies.Apron With Himalaia sign And. Little present of italian foodTransfer back to your hotel at 2pm. ( time can change)
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Authentic Italian cooking experience

First off, Luigi is quite a character (in a good way). He's oozing with culinary passion, and it's really touching to learn how much his late father influenced his obsession with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

First off, Luigi is quite a character (in a good way). He's oozing with culinary passion, and it's really touching to learn how much his late father influenced his obsession with food, quality, and doing things the right way. Luigi's restaurant, Salice Blu (Blue Willow), is perched high above the quaint town of Bellagio. It has amazing views. Luigi picked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

My wife and I had an enjoyable cooking lesson with Chef Luigi. We were joined by one other person so the interaction was very comfortable and personable. We started in the morning with Chef Luigi picking us up in his van (which was very clean) and after picking up the third person and dishwasher along the way, we made it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

As this had fantastic reviews we (a family of 3 adults and one teenager) decided to try it, we had been to many cooking experiences whilst on holiday and really enjoyed them. The place and kitchen itself was very professional, with a glass door and a very impressive dish washer. We learned how to make a risotto,which was very very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

It began when Chef Luigi personally addressed our inquiry, picked us up from the ferry and drove us to Il Salice Blu, the family restaurant started by his father and uncle. The class begins with a tour of the garden, includes lessons in stuffing zucchini flowers, pasta making, risotto, and a wonderful chocolate desert. The kitchen staff help along the... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

8 of us had a private cooking class with Chef Luigi in the restaurant kitchen for my birthday. The class was a nice mixture of preparing things ourselves (different kinds of pasta, risotto, gnocchi) and watching Chef Luigi prepare (creams and custards for dessert). Chef Luigi was cheeky and very funny, keeping us all entertained and happy. The restaurant is... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We had a terrific time at Salice Blu - the cooking lesson was great. There were only 3 of us so we were in the restaurant kitchen rather than in the cooking school room. Luigi kept us busy with pasta, gnocchi, apple tarts and risotto. My husband went to a class last year with our daughter, and said he'd happily... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Looking for something fun do to with our kids we took a private lunch lesson with CHef Luigi for 3 adults and the 3 teens. Yes ,he has a small garden but over looks to what appears to be a junk yard , it was still interesting and fun. The so called pasta lavoratory / kitchen is in the basement,... More 

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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

From start to finish, it was a superb experience. As I was running late for my weekend class, considered normal in Italy, Chef Luigi was setting up his kitchen for another busy day at Salice Blu. When I arrived, a glass of refreshing prosecco, pasta dough, pots and pans were waiting for me. The dishes we prepared were colorful, delicious... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking lesson with Luigi. It was enjoyable from the moment Luigi picked us up from our apartment in his van, till the time he dropped us back there at the end. He is a natural entertainer, both in the kitchen and out of it. On arriving at the venue (the restaurant which Luigi and his family... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Based on the reviews on TA we booked a private cooking lesson with Chef Luigi Gandola at his restaurant , Il Salice Blue, near Bellagio. The experience started in the restaurant's garden where we picked ingredients to be used in the dishes we were preparing. We made fresh pasta, gnocchi, ravioli & risotto. Chef Luigi is a very accomplished chef... More 

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Address: Via per Lecco, 33, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
Phone Number: +39 031 950535
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Lombardy  >  Lake Como  >  Bellagio
Average Prices: USD 120 - 120

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