Cook and Dine

Cook and Dine, Milan: Hours, Address, Cook and Dine Reviews: 5/5

Cook and Dine
5
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Cooking lessons,dine and socialize. Morning and evening session of four hours. We cook four recipes (see all the different menu and calendar). Aurora is the guest and certified cook.She will "open the door" of her house for a special lunch or dinner cooked by...You! Group of 6 people maximum.Close to Duomo
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Neighborhood: Zone 5
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  • Porta Romana • 6 min walk
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Carol W
Ottawa, Canada10 contributions
Family
My 12 year old daughter and I spent a magical evening with Aurora learning how to make 4 different Italian dishes from scratch. Aurora was so patient and helpful. She gave us lots of information and tips about Italian food that we will use at home! We were joined by two other guests and the group, together with Aurora and her husband Claudio, was lively and fun. Their hospitality towards us in their own home was so gracious and warm. The food was fantastic and the experience was unforgettable. This is a "must do" for anyone travelling to Milan. Aurora's classes are 4 hours including ample time to dine and she has several different menus she offers for cooking. I would do this again if I return to Milan. My daughter left that evening saying she wants to be an Italian chef and move to Italy!
Written April 26, 2015
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Wow ! your daughter touched me ! She really enjoyed cooking class and she was very good to make everything. I still have in my fridge half tin of you marple sirup that I jealously guards for my middle night secret sweet break and I think about you and I really appreciated your gift,thank you. Let me know if she will keep going to cook! Caio from Aurora and Claudio
Written May 16, 2015
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BigGuyNY
New York33 contributions
We recently got to enjoy and cooking lesson and dinner with Aurora & her daughter Lucrezia. We were a group of 6 traveling in Milan, and visited them on a Friday night. Not knowing what to expect, we were very surprised with the entire evening. We were joined by another 2 people, a mom and daughter also from the US. We all had a blast. Aurora & Lucrezia were so nice. They made us feel right at home and got us all preparing and cooking. We made fried zucchini flowers stuffed with mozzarella and anchovies. We made pasta (fettuccine with meat sauce, lamb roman style and panna cotta with strawberries for desert. After cooking we all sat down to what turned out to be a delicious dinner. We enjoyed wine and finished the night with lemoncello. We laughed and took some great photos and just had such a wonderful time. We would recommend this to anyone traveling in Milan.
Written September 19, 2019
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Pamela F
Grapevine, TX1 contribution
My girlfriend and I booked this class for some local cooking fun. It was more than we expected! A true highlight of our Italy experience. We totally recommend it. There were 5 of us in the class with Elisa as our chef. We made 3 entrees and tiramisu. The hosts were welcoming and informative . This was truly a one-of-a-kind adventure.
Written October 11, 2018
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Vicky
London, UK17 contributions
Friends
I had high hopes for this place as the reviews have been pretty good. HOWEVER... when we got there Aurora had overbooked. We were a party of 6 however she was only expecting 3. As she had already taken our money she attempted to still make the evening work making us a very big group of 8.

Unfortunately the kitchen was small and there were too many of us so it turned into one person chopping, another stirring, another whisking etc, and not one person there had any idea how the whole recipe comes together.

Another issue that arose from being overbooked was that there wasn’t enough prosecco to go around. Prior to booking we were told the alcohol was unlimited however after finishing one glass of prosecco we were told it had run out and alcohol was only then provided once all the cooking was done! We also felt really rush when it came to eating dinner.. this may have been a result of al the time wasted by the overbooking (I was still eating my dessert when my plate and glass were picked up)

I’ve been to many cooking classes on holiday and in the UK before and this fell so short of expectations.

**(Please also note the class takes place in a small flat as opposed to a kitchen built for at least 6 people to cook together)
Written August 2, 2018
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Dear Mr or Mrs..Hulk? I remember that cooking class . You booked through a tour operator and I mistaked the number of people sorry it can happen but you did the cooking class all of you anyway. I always had great reviews but thanks to you I must underline this points : 1) It was not a private cooking class and on my booking page it's wrotten up to 10 people. 2) We start the cooking class at 6 pm so if you are late you have lost something 3) This is not a professional cooking school so is not possible that everyone do everything,is not a professional kitchen 4) I take care that everybody learn to make his own portion of pasta and main course but we cannot do 8 sauces for 8 people 5) Prosecco is a welcome drink. DURING THE COOKING CLASS WE DO NOT DRINK AT ALL. You can have all your drinks after that, during the dinner 6) About my kitchen I will publish some pictures so the people can see how big is ( 120 square mete rof apartmen to cook and dine in different area) 7) The cooking class end at 10 pm, this is not a restaurant where you can stay to chat till midnight. BU THE WAY...DID YOU LIKED WHAT YOU COOKED AND EATEN?.. Anyway thank to you constructive criticism so I will do better,ciao from Aurora
Written August 7, 2018
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4passportsNOhome
London, UK7 contributions
Business
Aurora, who used to be a chef for many years and has recently started giving private cooking lessons, runs Cook and Dine in her own kitchen – what a treat! The smell of baking pumpkin that filled her home and the plate of salami with crackers that awaited on the kitchen table makes you wonder: Is it ok to dine before you cook? To hear more about this intimate cooking class, visit: http://4passportsnohome.wordpress.com/2014/06/13/wine-and-dine/
Written June 25, 2014
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Thanks for your review,sure you can eat before to cook!! Why you should'nt? Try again in your kitchen and let me know. Regards Aurora
Written June 29, 2014
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John A
Flower Mound, TX284 contributions
We had the pleasure of meeting you with 5 other students on 9/27. A delight in learning how to make several dishes. Gnocchi, eggplant Parmesan, tagliatelle w bolognese sauce and tiramisu. Awesome. We had fun, met great people and enjoyed our session with you!
Written October 7, 2019
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John n Ruth
Point Reyes Station, CA2 contributions
My wife and I love to cook. Part of our experience of our epic trip to Italy was to take a cooking class. This class appealed to us as it was an intimate setting. It was in Aurora’s kitchen! It was as described a cooking lesson. Like learning from a friend. Aurora was instructive, organized and split us up to make the meal: ABBACCHIO Lamb, Eggplant Parmigiana, and Ricotta and Spinach ravioli and Tiramisu. Except for the pre-cooking of the spinach we learned how to make it all! We used a good quality manual pasta machine and had so much fun we bought one when we got home. Aurora gave a pitch to make sure we bought quality one.

When all was finishing off. We were instructed to take off our aprons and go to the dining room. We sat down to a preset dining table and continued to visit with our fellow student. It was great to hear the stories we all shared of why we were in the class and what we were doing in Italy. It was just a very comfortable feeling. Then the food was served by Aurora each dish having a turn and what can I say it was delicious. We recommend this class for those looking for more than a classroom setting.
Sidebar: Aurora's paintings adorn the walls and is another treat for the eyes
Written August 27, 2019
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John Rofrano
New York18 contributions
Cooking with Chef Elena was definitely the highlight of our trip to Milan (it was that good!). Being Italian American myself made it even more special because I was too young to have been able to cook with my grandmother but we found out that chef Elena is from the same region in southern Italy as my grandmother, so there was an instant connection and this was an opportunity for us to learn how our favorite Italian dishes were made here in Italy.

We made potato gnocchi, tagliatelle bolognese, parmigiana eggplants, and tiramisu for dessert. There were five of us and Chef Elena was very careful to include everyone in the cooking experience. My daughter and her grandmother made the tiramisu, her boyfriend worked on mashing potatoes and making dough for the gnocchi while my sister started chopping ingredients for the bolognese sauce, and I cut and dipped the eggplant in egg and flour to get them ready for frying. We all got to make the pasta together and it was easy with Elena guiding us, although creating the perfect gnocchi did take some trial and error. I remember making home made pasta on Sundays with my mother and father as a young boy and thanks to Elena's excellent guidance, I feel that we can definitely do this at home. It was a true family affair and Elena told us about Italian traditions and gave us cooking pointers along the way. She is an excellent instructor, very patient, warm and inviting. You really don't need to know much about cooking, you just need to be willing to learn.

Bring your appetite because the meal was second to none. We had eaten gnocchi the night before at a popular Milan restaurant and ours was as good or better. The bolognese was better than we make at home due to the meat combination (we only use ground beef at home) and the individual parmigiana were delicious but delightfully not all vegetarian (not giving any secrets away). I can honestly say that our tiramisu was the best I have ever tasted. These recipes are awesome and I can't wait to try them at home.

When I tell people back home that I took a cooking class in Italy they are all jealous and this class lives up to all that is implied. This is home made Italian cooking at it's finest. I can whole heartedly recommend this to anyone who wants a unique Italian dining experience. As my grandmother would say, "Mangiare!"
Written August 23, 2019
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Judi_G123
Melbourne, Australia232 contributions
We really enjoyed our cooking class with Aurora. She is well organised and friendly. We made and ate, four lovely dishes. Aurora could also talk about other Italian and Milanese dishes. There were only two of us in the class so we had a very personalised time.
Written August 18, 2019
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Gretchen G
2 contributions
Family
I would give this no stars if it were an option. We booked a class for our family of 5 months in advance. 2 weeks before our trip, Aurora texted me asking to change the time and date. We are only in Milan one nite and booked her class that time, so we said we could not change. She came back a few times than said "No problem, she worked it out and the class is on" Left me with a little nervous but as she assured us she had worked it out. Then today I get a text WITH NO APOLOGIES that she has to take an exam and is cancelling the class. She kindly offered to refund our $600 (seriously?! I would hope so) but left us high and dry without a word of apology. I've been on the phone with Viatour for 30 minutes to see if there is an alternative since a pasta cooking class was what my daughter had asked for on our trip. So far, nothing and no apology either from them. Trying to find something one week prior to our trip is a nitemare. Viatour says they would suspend an operator for this way of doing business but that doesn't replace the class we had hoped to do.
Written June 9, 2019
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Dear Gretchen as I wrote you by sms (and I have all that messages) I have to go in hospital to do an exam and they cannot change the day as I was hoping to do. I asked you to change the day for the cooking class the day before or the day after but you stay in Milan only one day! I did not have your money Viator has and will refund you. I was really surprise from your reaction because I told you I was in hospital ....no comment You are reviewing something you did not.
Written June 12, 2019
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