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Review of CIBO Culinary Institute of Bologna

CIBO Culinary Institute of Bologna
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Owner description: CIBO offers the ultimate Italian cooking experience. Enjoy short, half day or full day classes or a week long culinary adventure. Experience cooking lessons that are taught by professional restaurant chefs, in a fun foodie environment. Join us in downtown, historic Bologna or cook in our nearby countryside location.Classes are not demonstrations. At the Culinary Institute of Bologna(CIBO) you receive a true hands-on Italian cooking experience; you actively participate in the class and learn by actually cooking the dishes we prepare. Learn authentic Bolognese dishes from our professional chefs who are employed at local Emilia Romagna restaurants and trattorias. You will work with authentic recipes that have been handed down for centuries. You will perform cooking techniques that will quickly transform you into you into a great Italian cook.Choose from a multitude of cooking lessons. You may decide to take a few hours to a few days of classes, or enjoy a full week of culinary adventure in downtown Bologna and/or the nearby countryside in Ravenna. Select from the list of our Italian cooking courses. Almost every lesson includes a lunch or dinner.Prepare authentic Bolognese cuisine and then enjoy a wonderful meal that you created. CIBO loves amateurs, professionals, students and foodies, everyone is welcome at every level of expertise. Our professional chefs and staff provide instruction in a friendly, relaxed step-by -step instructional manner The staff will share their expert tips, methods and cookery and techniques. Our classes are not demonstrations but rather hands-on cooking classes offer a unique opportunity to learn from the very best!Using our state of the art professional kitchens will assure of learning quickly and effortlessly. Each kitchen is equipped with the latest kitchenware and cooking equipment.. At CIBO your are in the perfect setting in which to improve your cooking skills and have a fun filled culinary experience!
Montgomery, Alabama
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“The highlight of our Italian vacation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We arrived in Bologna and found that our class was to be held in Stefano's restaurant. My husband and I were the only students, which was quite delightful. As we walked to the fresh markets, Stefano questioned us as to our likes and dislikes, and told us about the city and his background. We returned for class with a plethora of fresh, beautiful ingredients and some wine to accompany our soon to be feast. The class was informative and fun - making pasta the old fashioned way was worth the effort. We laughed and learned and ate well. Stefano joined us for our delicious meal. What a nice change of pace from touring the sights. I'm also glad we made the trip to Bologna - it has a different feel and was enjoyable to walk through.

Visited October 2012
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“CIBO Cooking School”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

We had a wonderful day of culinary arts with CIBO. Stefano Corvacci and Giorgia Lagosti were very knowledgeable and interesting. It began at the market choosing our fresh ingredients for our two meals. We learned that simple ingredients create delicious traditional dishes. This is a very hands-on course. We learned by doing with detailed instruction for the beginner and expert as well. We feasted on soup, homemade pasta with three different sauces/ragus, salad, dessert and, of course, wine. We learned technique, history and cultural. We all loved sharing our culinary creations with our friends new and old. A memorable experience and highlight our our trip.

Visited October 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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“Very enjoyable experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

I was staying in Venice but decided to spend a day in Bologna and experience a bit of the food that apparently makes the city special, by means of this cooking course. It was a first time experience for us two, so we don't know how it might compare to any other courses that may be out there, but we certainly found it very satisfying and enjoyable. We learned a lot of simple techniques where it counts, and how/where things are allowed to vary.
We did the 10:00-12:30 pasta making course. The time really flies by when you're trying to take it all in, and it's still amazing how much stuff you can get done in that time and it makes a very pleasant and lunch with a complimentary carafe of wine. Very open and accommodating staff.

Visited December 2012
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“When in Bologna, Cook as the Bolognans Cook.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012

One of the highlights of my trip. I received one on one attention from both Giorgia Lagosti and Stefano Corvucci. They answered all my annoying questions and were very patient. Dishes were paired with local wines. If you calculate the price of a single meal and the experience gained it's totally worth the money. Don't cheat yourself of this experience. I only wish I had someone special to share my creations with. In addition, one of the restaurant chefs helped me with my hostel accommodations for that night.

Visited September 2012
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“Best cooking class ever taken”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

I looked at other cooking classes in Bologna but found the initial help from the CIBO staff for hotels, sights, etc...very accommodating. Also the price competitive. The class was great. Met with Stefano, the owner and head chef at Trattoria della Rosso. Learned how to make fresh tagliatelle and 3 different ragus (lamb, rabbit, and sausage). We then ate like kings with wine. Will definetly go with CIBO again.

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