Villa Britannia Cooking Classes

Villa Britannia Cooking Classes

Lessons & Workshops • Cooking Classes
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Villa Britannia is a Sicilian Villa , with its own private garden and atmosphere , located in Taormina centre where typical Sicilian food and wine activities are held. The classes always reach a small number of maximum 6 -8 people, guaranteeing a unique experience . Sicilian Cooking class Experience - Once arrived at the villa , you make yourselves comfortable in the Villas space , louisa the owner will show you round and introduce to you the Villas chef , kitchen and menu of the day . This is a hands on class , but this is also a home so whoever prefers to watch and enjoy the scenery thats also part of it . Sicilian Spumante will be opened in the kitchen with some finger food tastings and then once finished preparing 3 different dishes in the kitchen , louisa and Marco (sommelier ) will serve you the 4 course lunch and explain each wine pairings on on your private terrace over looking the sea and Taormina town views.
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The Steels
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May 2022 • Friends
Wow, what more is there to say about our Day at Villa Britannia Cooking Experience. From the moment we walked through the gardens to Italian Jazz playing 🎶Louisa the owner met us and discussed our menu choices, with a lovely glass of bubbles, on a beautiful terrace 🥂🍾The House and Kitchen were amazing, with the freshest ingredients and most enthusiastic "Teacher" The time in the Kitchen was really enjoyable, even for those not experienced, it is tailored to each group.Elvira the Chef 👩‍🍳 what a privilege to share and be taught in her Kitchen , priceless !!!
Following cooking session, it is then time to sit on the gorgeous terrace and be served the four course meal we had cooked , with excellent selection of Sicilian Wines to match 🍷🥂, this alone, was worth the price paid for the day.
Villa Britannia and the team, will stay in our memories forever, you will leave feeling part of a unique family, can't wait to return ❤
Written May 15, 2022
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Amanda g
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Jul 2022
If you are visiting Taormina a cooking class at Villa Britannia is a MUST! My family and I did a private class with Louisa and Chef Elvira during our stay. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience that we will never forget! Louisa was a prefect hostess and made us feel welcomed from the moment we arrived. She made a point to ask us each our names, engaged us throughout the class and meal, and shared the personal history on the Villa and how she got started. It is clear that she is so passionate about what she does and it really shined through throughout the night. Louisa and Chef Elvira gave us an incredible hands-on experience making delicious arancini, pasta, swordfish, and veal. Chef Elvira also prepared the most delightful dessert for us that was presented immaculately and had all of us dreaming about it the next day. The Villa was also stunning, from the view from the terrace to the table where we ate was so beautiful with fresh flowers and wine pairings by Louisa. This experience was truly a 100000/10!
Written July 19, 2022
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John M
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Oct 2022
Our tour group spent the afternoon learning some great Italian recipes. The activity was very interactive - we learned to make the recipes and then got to enjoy the food with a beautiful view of the city and the bay. The chefs were very accommodating and everyone had a great time while learning how to make the recipes. One of the most memorable activities of our trip
Written November 11, 2022
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azebra
Zermatt, Switzerland19 contributions
Sep 2021
We did a 7-day drive of Sicily in September. Friends told us of Villa Britannia and the ‘Truman Capote’ room. Fortunately, we got a reservation and looked forward to spending the night. As has been mentioned by many reviewers, driving in Sicily and particularly Taormina is challenging. However, Louisa sent us a 7-minute video from the highway to her home! It was perfect! Louisa was waiting for us and graciously gave us the family, neighborhood and her home’s history. Quite fascinating. The view from the TC room is spectacular. Their home (Louisa and Marco) is tastefully decorated with historical photos and local art. She suggested a local restaurant that was exceptional.
The following morning, I joined two house guests with Louisa and Chef Elvira for their three-hour Sicilian Cooking Class. It was a delightful and educational culinary adventure. The classroom was perfect for the five of us. Our stations were fully supplied with our tools. Louisa facilitated the class as Chef did not speak English, though her long culinary experience and skills spoke larger than words. Louisa encouraged our questions and gave insights to local food and substitutes for what we have in America. Our three hours went quickly including enjoying eating the recipes we made. Paired with delicious Sicilian wines made the class a highlight of our travels. And when we got home all our recipes were in my mailbox for me practice and share my experience with friends and family. Can’t wait to return. Grazie Mille Andrew
Written October 7, 2021
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Stephanie C
London, UK4 contributions
Aug 2020
We did a private cooking class for our family group of 7 and can't thank Louisa, Marco and team enough for a fabulous evening. A delicious menu of arancini, pasta, involtini etc.... enough "hands on" to inspire our future cooking and to keep our younger participants engaged but also plenty of time to enjoy the view and beautiful surroundings of the villa with a steady stream of drinks. Delicious wines alongside the delicious food. Thank you for a fabulous experience. Good luck with the future.
Written September 1, 2020
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Leslie H
4 contributions
Sep 2022
The whole evening was magical! And the meal was by far the best we had during our 3 weeks in Italy. And we had some fine meals along the way to compare it with. The atmosphere at Louisa's villa is lovely, peaceful and warm, with lovely music playing and the warm Sicilian night beckoning by candlelight. We learned many tips from Chef during class time and, in between courses, we sipped Prosecco on the veranda overlooking beautiful Taormina. It was a wonderful evening enjoying fantastic food with warm and welcoming people. This was not the cheapest cooking class we could have taken in Sicily but was, by far, the best value. Hope we can return sometime.
Written September 28, 2022
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EMa
4 contributions
Aug 2020
We had an absolutely magical evening with Louisa and her team at Villa Britannia. It was in Mid August 2020 so Covid-19 protections were in full effect - we were the only family taking part in the class, masks were worn for the indoor components, but not required on the beautiful terrace.
It was a relaxed atmosphere, with plenty of relaxing between cooking components - just the right balance.
The Villa Britannia is a very special place and Louisa and her team effortlessly put you at your ease, make you feel welcome and at home.
Hope we see you again soon if we visit the gorgeous Taormina again some day.
Written September 4, 2020
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Claudia M
1 contribution
Jun 2020
I really only have words of thankfulness for Louisa and Elvira because was such a beautiful experience to take their vegetarian cooking class. Louisa is cool, very nice, attentive, an excellent host and speaks very clearly. Elvira cooks simple and delicious dishes. Watching her cook makes you want to make the dish yourself! It is practical and easy to learn. Thanks for having made me feel so comfortable! Whoever wants to get to know the best of Sicily just needs to do one of their classes!
Written June 24, 2020
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Caroline K
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Jul 2022
Get ready for a magical experience at Villa Brittania! Chef Louisa was kind and personal to us, remembering our names even the next day when we bumped into her at Taormina's beach club the next day. I cannot recommend this class enough. It was just the right amount of participation versus eating. The strawberry panna cotta was our favorite dish of the night, prepared in advance but superb. Wine and conversation were flowing late into the evening. Great views from the B&B patio. Thank you Louisa and team for an unforgettable experience.
Written July 15, 2022
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cphs73-75
Pompano Beach, FL17 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Not only were we fortunate to stay 4 nights at Villa Britannia we had the pleasure of cooking alongside Louisa and fabulous Chef Ivetta. We made a delicious dinner, starting with eggplant appetizer, fresh macaroni and followed by fish and steak. The wine that was paired was wonderful. We met wonderful people and would suggest everyone to take this class. The villa is a must stay as well.
Written May 10, 2022
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM