We're two foodie 'want-to-be's' from Canada who love to cook at home and had this recommended by our villa hotel in San Felice. It was late March and although we expected to be among several, we ended up having a private lesson with Lella and her assistant Julia, along with Elenore as the translator.
The food was one of the best meals we've had in Tuscany and we were able to work right alongside the experts: tomato bread soup (may not sound awesome, but it was!), homemade pasta with a meat and tomato sauce (a few tricks for the tomato sauce made it rich and delicious!), a thinly sliced steak with potato soufflé, and some lemon rice fritters for dessert...amazing!
Lella and Julia, and even our translator Elenore knew their stuff on Tuscan food and ingredients and shared not just recipes and techniques but a true passion for Tuscan culture and food. They were fantastic, and working through a translator makes it all the more authentic and engaging.
Lella has been running the school for over 20 years and teaches various dish-themed classes to Italians and tourists alike. A great experience and well worth it!
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