An evening class was arranged upon our request at the cooking studio in Rome.We were four women, teens and moms. The chef, Frederico, was delightful, knowledgeable, and entertaining. He taught us to make two different types of pasta doughs and three delicious sauces. We all truly enjoyed the evening and the food was amazing.However, there was a miscommunication from the individual who booked the class, who did not convey that we wanted a meatless menu. Frederico quickly adjusted his menu and adapted to our needs. Yet he was limited by the ingredients he had purchased for the lesson (which included veal and pork) and had to make do with eggs as a second course, which were outstandingly delicious. Also, contrary to the correspondence with the person who booked the class, we were not offered dessert or coffee, which is included in the daytime rome cooking class. The charge was not adjusted even though we did not do the market portion of the class.
I had repeatedly communicated our dietary needs and allergies to the individual who books the classes and he kept responding that we would work it out that day. As such, he did not thoroughly communicate with the chef who had shopped for the lesson before our arrival.
In the end we had a fun and delicious experience, with recipes I have already begun to recreate at home. We also met Fabio, who came by to greet us and was very accommodating and gracious. I highly recommend this experience, but if you are deviating from their usual formula, be careful to ensure that you get the experience you want. Many thanks to Frederico, who truly felt badly that the menu was so limited, his assistant, and to Fabio.
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