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The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Cesarina: Learn & Enjoy in Como

The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Cesarina: Learn & Enjoy in Como

By Cesarine - Lake Como
per adult
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Ages 0-99, max of 10 per group
Duration: 2h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Italian

  • Local taxes
  • Shared cooking workshop
  • Tasting session
  • Beverages (water, wines)
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages

  • 22100 Como, Province of Como, Italy
    This experience will be held in a local’s home. For privacy reasons, you will receive the full address of your Cesarina host after you have booked. We will contact you after you've booked to match you up with your ideal Cesarina based on what you are looking for.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68460P117

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 68460P117

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    • Cesarine - Lake Como
      Como, Lake Como, Italy
      Joined in May 2017
    • cspaans
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommend!
      Veronica - and her husband! - were excellent hosts. The kitchen space was amazing and she had everything ready to go when we arrived. We made a pasta (I thought it was two pasta types, but it was one and Veronica had made two sauces :), and we made tiramisu. All delicious! Veronica is meticulous with every instruction and detail, but she made the entire evening SO fun! They are a charming couple, and Veronica clearly loves what she does and has a passion for delicious food. We learned so much from her! We would highly recommend this cooking class!
      Written May 25, 2024
    • jessicakd1227
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience in Como!
      wonderful time. Carolina and Simon’s welcomed it’s into their home and we felt like family, made 2 types of pasta and tiramisu! Dinner was yummy with wine and great conversation! We were even picked up and dropped off at the train station. It was definitely something different to do while visiting Como and would highly recommend.
      Written May 22, 2024
    • Marilyn L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cooking experience
      The experience was great. We visited a goat farm where a specialty cheese was produced. Had a tasting. The baby goats were so cute. Next we went to a berry farm. It was May so the blueberries were not ripe but the strawberries were. The owner make jams. We came back to Cesarine's home and made cream desert, a rustic buckwheat flour pasta and an appetizer with the goat cheese and saffron honey (which complemented the cheese exellently). The dinner portion of the reservation was great. The owners and ourselves had lots to talk about and they were great hosts. Wine was great and pasta dish exceptional. I don't like crudo so she tailored the meal around that.
      Written May 22, 2024
    • johncH5928YF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A warm, welcoming, and delicious experience
      This was the highlight of our two week trip to Italy. Carolina and Simona are warm and welcoming hosts. We were delighted to see how real Italians live . Carolina is a wonderful and patient teacher, and our meal was delicious.
      Written May 21, 2024
    • 84bethanyp
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Buona Forchetta
      The absolute best! Great food, great wine and great company! Made us feel at home. Can’t wait to start making our own delicious food at home.
      Written May 3, 2024
    • 619jeffry
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Chefs use traditional Italian recipes for lunch and dinner.
      Lake Como's hosts bring visitors together for an authentic Italian dining experience. The chef is a key person, who brings traditional methods to bring pesta recipes on local food tours. Special pasta dishes are made with legendary ingredients for cooking and dining. Salad welcomes guests, who eat a traditional American thing to precede their main course. By the way, chocolate desserts such as Tiramisu are good to finish off your lunch or dinner.
      Written April 28, 2024
    • katieaE1672ET
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      View from the top
      Didn't know what to expect going to someone's home, but it was wonderful. Our host was delightful and knowledgeable. We signed up with TripAdvisor and the communication was technically from another provider which was very challenging. The class was so much fun as it was just my husband and myself for the class and it was the last one of the season for our host. Lots of laughs, tips and tricks for the rookie cooks. What a great way to celebrate our 50th anniversary on our European vacation. The host was a great teacher and a fabulous host, We learned so much about food and living in Italy. Would definitely do it again.
      Written December 1, 2023
    • AFreebs
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wonderful evening of cooking, connecting and eating with a lovely local family
      My daughter and I attended a wonderful evening of cooking, connecting and eating. Simona, Carolina and Antonio made us feel welcome in their lovely home. Both Simona and Carolina were very knowledgable around the history and traditions associated with the dishes. They have a great set up for group cooking with everyone being involved in the preparation (we had 4 people in our group). We then had a lovely meal together, enjoying the results of our cooking and sharing a bottle of wine with great conversation. I highly recommend this cooking experience. Thank you Simona, Carolina and Antonio.
      Written November 30, 2023
    • 326devinh
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cooking class during Honeymoon
      Vincenzo was so so wonderful! My wife, Jessica and I were on the third day of our honeymoon and wanted to try a cooking class. We couldn’t have been more happy with the experience we had with Vincenzo, his wife and his friend! They taught us how to make homemade Italian pasta and Tiramisu. The food was delicious, his hospitality was so gracious and the wine he provided for us matched perfectly! Tons of fun and lots of laughs! Thank you Vincenzo for an amazing experience! We will see you next time we are in Como!
      Written November 20, 2023
    • Lauren P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful experience!
      We did a short day trip from Milan, and this was such a wonderful experience. We felt immediately welcome to Carolina and Simona’s beautiful home, with stunning views and a beautiful kitchen and prep space. Learning to make pasta and tiramisu from such lovely people was truly wonderful, even for (very) beginners which we are! Sitting down for a delicious meal was so nice and a highlight of our trip. We also got to learn all about the Como area and enjoyed exploring after, with excellent local insight. Truly a special experience and not to be missed.
      Written November 19, 2023
    • Y8364GMrebeccab
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Anna was lovely and so knowledgeable about the food and wine in the region! We had such a great experience and highly recommend this to everyone
      Written November 7, 2023
    • kimblelynngravitt
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent Cooking Class!
      Simona, Carolina, and Antonio were excellent hosts for our cooking class in their gorgeous home! We had so much fun with lot's of laughs and enjoyed our evening with a great family. I recommend this family and their hospitality to all!!
      Written November 6, 2023
    • 201MarkS201
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Wonderful Experience
      Fabulous. We made Tagliatelli with a Ragu Sauce, and Tiramisu. Veronica was a great teacher, patient, with lots of smiles. She and her daughter Georgia picked us up in Como and drove us to their home - so inviting and warm. Georgia helped us in our creating and husband Luca was there with stories and interest. The preparing and cooking was fun enough, but we also learned about southern vs northern italian cooking and our host's family and their lives and of course finished our adventure with a wonderful meal we had created together. My wife and I both felt that on our 12 day, 5 country European trip, this was one of our top experiences. Authentic, done right, in comfort, with a very neat Italian family. This was an experience we will always remember. Thank you so much Veronica, Luca, and Georgia.
      Written November 5, 2023
    • Katie A
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Cooking in Como
      What fun we had learning to make pizza, pasta, and tiramisu in Como, Italy. My husband wasn't so sure, but I said it would be an adventure. What a great time we had learning to cook and about the way Italians live in Como. Our host was so personable and patient with us. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was that the communication from Tripadvisor left a lot to be desired.
      Written October 28, 2023
    • Neeta C
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Why not learn the Italian recipes you love while vacationing there?
      Debora was a perfect host and teacher! I had a 1 on 1 cooking experience that included much more insight into Italian cookery than just the recipes. The pre-class survey of dietary restrictions was considerate. I was offered lovely white wine to complement the experience. The food was delicious and, more importantly, the recipes were accessible for an American cook. The view of Lake Como in the evening from her window was a lovely bonus! I highly recommend!
      Written October 25, 2023
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
    Very good

    Judith B
    New York City, NY16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We enjoyed our evening with Damien at his place. It was so kind of him to pick us up and return us to our hotel.
    The aperetivos were excellent and we had a great variety. I can now say I will eat anchovies. We had more food than we could it, and he outdid himself with teaching us certain skills in the kitchen. I would recommend this to all
    Written November 5, 2023
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