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Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

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Address: Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 329970
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Description: Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all...
Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our apartments. Intensive cooking classes, 8 to 14 recipes per class, hands on cooking, include lunch and recipes in English. Classes also in Deutsch, Francais, Espanol. Classes: Main Ingredients and Sauces, Fish and seafood, Fresh Pasta and pasta sauce, pizza, focaccia and bread. Tuscan Cooking, Chef Paolo's favorite dishes. Fun classes, delicious dishes, easy to make recipes!
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A great day of vegan cooking !

My wife and I spend the a day with Chef Paolo Monti cooking vegan dishes. The chef is very nice and knowledgeable and he made the course professional and yet very fun. We asked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spend the a day with Chef Paolo Monti cooking vegan dishes. The chef is very nice and knowledgeable and he made the course professional and yet very fun. We asked from the chef in advanced to have a vegan course and he prepared excellent recipes for us to do. The food making was enjoyable and informative... More 

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S. F., California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Saluti tutti - My wife and I, two close friends and another couple (we had the pleasure to meet and make acquaintance with during our class) joined together with Chef Paolo Monti at his lovely Cooking School in Lucca for a full morning of Italian culinary delights. We had signed up for Chef Paolo’s "The Tuscan Cooking Class " Cucina... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My son and I took this class, and enjoyed learning to make antipasti, pasta, roasts and biscotti. The chef keeps things lively (note - he is totally fluent in English), answers questions, and the class is definitely on the level of 'things you could make at home.' He has a sense of humor and makes sure the class has fun.... More 

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Essen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We cooked the Tuscan dishes today & learnt some new skills.Chef Monti is a pleasant and funny man.Food and wine were both delicious.We'd like to return another time & do another course. Definately good value for money. Absolut empfehlenswert und gutes Preisleistungsverhaeltnis.Bis bald!

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

There's a reason Chef Paolo's cooking class is so highly rated among TripAdvisor - it's his jovial personality and ability to make you feel like an authentic Italian cook. We learned how to make fresh pasta (white, green, red & black), gnocchi, and even chocolate pasta. We also learned to make over 10 different sauces and got to taste each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Well we prepared and then ate so much pasta-the pasta itself (5 types) and the sauces(lost count, about 10 different ones). Great fun and the wine flows freely! We started at 4pm and didn't leave until after 10pm so definitely good value for €85.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

2 perants and 12 year old boy visited chef Paolo today and learnt how to cook pasta and sauces, we found it fascinating and fun and we ate 'nearly' everything but there is so much. It proves the best food is from the best ingredients and 30 years experience. But watch out for chef Paolo's jokes!

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were a small class but we had a good education in scallopine and risotto. Paulo is engaging and relaxed and we had some laughs along the way. portions and tastings wee generous.

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a great way to spend an afternoon in Lucca. The kitchen was well appointed, the recipes very interesting and indicative of the area and Chef was a delight throughout the day! This would be a great activity for family, friends or even singles. We prepared every course (way too much food) from start to finish. A delightful afternoon.

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Henderson, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Chef Paolo is entertaining, funny and an excellent teacher. He is patient and still keeps everyone on task so that you get to cook SEVERAL dishes throughout the class. Eating your own cooking is one of the best parts. His English is exceptional and he has a great sense of humor. I was ever-so-slightly disappointed in "meeting him at the... More 

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Address: Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0583 329970
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Lucca

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