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Private Cooking Lesson with chef Luigi Gandola

Via per Lecco, 33, 22021 Bellagio, Italy
+39 031 950535
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Bellagio
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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) « less
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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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St. Louis
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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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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Chef Luigi Gandola runs an Italian cooking class in his family-run restaurant just out of central Bellagio. The class includes transfers from Bellagio, a tour of Luigi's herb garden, hands-on pasta making, observation of Luigi making risotto and creme brulee, wine and lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed this lesson! Be prepared though; Luigi picks you up at 10am but you don't get... More

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Outside DC
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This was a very fun and educational experience. In addition to the enjoyment of learning how to make homemade pasta, gnocchi, and ravioli, we greatly enjoyed the company of the other participants. We met people from (quite literally) all over the world and we had some great conversations. Well worth the price in our opinion.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

We were lucky enough to meet Chef Luigi, who charmingly showed us first his gorgeus garden, where he picks herbs and spices, then started an absolutely amazing cooking class. Our favourite was the ravioli making ( and eating of course). This is an experience good for all ages, we will certainly try the recipees at home. Great class and meal!

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

My wife and I simply loved this chance to cook with Chef Luigi. Lake Como is amazing and Bellagio is stunning. Chef Luigi Gandola was really fun and we got more than our money's worth.

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

This was one of the best things we've ever done! Chef Luigi picked us up at our hotel, took us to his restaurant, gave us a tour of his garden, and then into the kitchen to begin cooking. Luigi is a passionate chef and showed us how to make some beautiful food (which we got to eat when it was... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

We had a really entertaining morning and enjoyed some lovely food, I may of even learnt a few things. Luigi is really proud and passionate about his restaurant and cooking, he has a great sense of humour too. If you are staying at lake Como this should on your list of things to do, if you can't do the lessons... More

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