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Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100 Lucca, Italy
0583 3299970
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Ranked #1 of 33 activities in Lucca
Type: Classes/Workshops
Owner description: Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our... more » Owner description: Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our Hotel. Intensive cooking classes, 8 to 14 recipes per class, hands on cooking, include lunch and recipes in English. Classes also in Deutsch, Français, Espaňol. Classes: Main Ingredients and Sauces, Fish, Fresh Pasta and pasta sauce, pizza, focaccia and bread. Tuscan Cooking, Chef Paolo’s favorite dishes. Fun classes, delicious, easy to make recipes! « less
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Ohio
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

7 girlfriends and I spent 7 days cooking with Chef Paolo Monti at his cooking school in Lucca, Italy. This is a "not to be missed" experience. On day one we met the chef and had dinner with him in his restaurant, how great is that? Here is the day to day breakdown. Day one, basic sauces, tomato sauce, classic... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I had been following chef Paolo for three years and read every review on trip advisor before making my reservation last August. My two sisters and I took the week long" Under the Tuscan Sun" cooking class and stayed on the premises of the school. Chef provided a relaxed learning environment and really took time with each student to help... More

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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My wife and I spent a wonderful 4hrs with Paolo. Our class consisted of sauces (Ragu) and lemon sauce for pork tendeloin as well as other sauces and of course we made terra mesou. Demonstrated the preparation of the vegetables and why it is done a certain way. If we had more time, we would have signed up for another... More

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Great experience in learning how to make pasta in Lucca. The instructor is funny and great! I would definitely recommend anyone to try this.

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

My family of 2 adults and 2 children aged 9 & 12 did the 4 hour course with Chef Paolo. My daughter and I are gluten intolerant, so we opted for the risotto and veal lesson but there are other menus on offer. The day was fantastic. We learned a lot and enjoyed great food and great wine along the... More

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South Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My sister and I stayed for 2 days with Chef Paolo in September and we had a fabulous experience! We took the Main Sauces class and were surprised at how quickly dishes could be prepared. A highlight of the course was learning how easy it really is to to make Tiramisu; our favorite dessert (we've made it several times since... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Chef Paolo learning the ins and outs of risottos, different pork dishes and an amazing panna cotta. From start to finish we had so much fun and learned all kinds of cooking techniques to spice up our home culinary exploits. It was just my wife, the chef and I in the... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A group of us took Chef Paolo's vegetarian cooking class and took the opportunity to go with Chef Paolo to the market. The knowledge of how to know when vegetables or fish is fresh, how to buy olive oil and what to look for when buying pasta serves me well each time I go to the grocery store. I have... More

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Wheaton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

My daughter and I had a great experience at Chef Paolo's cooking school - simple, wonderful dishes with great results and excellent meals. A great deal of information in a short period of time and recipes that would be welcome in any part of the world - with the addition of wine it's a party. Quaint and "funky" accommodations but... More

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We had a great one week tour of the Piedmonte district, including beautiful wineries, chocolate factory and goat cheese farm. Chef Paolo had arranged fabulous tours of these areas which were timely and interesting. We then had cooking classes arranged by Chef Paolo which included fabulous food and demonstrations and recipes in preparing all the foods. O

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