We recently completed the Mediterranean cooking course with Chef Laura Giusti. The whole experience was fantastic from beginning to end. The food was wonderful and I'm not just sayng that because I helped make it. Like I said it was life changing. I realized that food is not just stuff it in your face and go, but an experience and is always better when you take your time to relish it. And always improves with a couple glasses of wine. :) Now that I'm home, I'm taking the time to make things with fresh ingredients (like making homemade pasta), making most meals multi-coursed and just whipping up a Fondant for dessert like nobody's business.
Rooms were terrific. Staff were also excellent.
The hot tub was a unique experience. Since it is woodfired you have to plan your dip several hours in advance. I was one of only people to use the pool at that this of year, but it really was fine once you got in and your limbs numbed up a bit.
We went into the vacation thinking this was a once in a lifetime vacation, but left planning on coming back as soon as possible.
Now I only have to find somewhere to put my new squid-gutting skills to use.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tuscookany at Casa Ombuto is a luxurious villa set in the hills of Tuscany offering exclusive hands-on Italian and Mediterranean cooking vacations. We offer all-inclusive luxurious one-week Italian cooking classes given in English. Have fun and learn to cook at our Tuscookany Casa Ombuto cooking school in Tuscany. Guests stay in Casa Ombuto and have the cooking classes at Casa Ombuto in a professional kitchen designed for this purpose. It is an all-inclusive cooking vacation including a culinary excursion with visits to a cheese farm, wine tasting and olive oil farm, four cooking lessons and superb meals accompanied by the finest Italian wines. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Ombuto - Cooking Vacations Hotel Poppi