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“Full day wine tasting and cookery course”

Enrica Rocca Cooking School Cape Town
Ranked #12 of 20 things to do in Constantia
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Owner description: Courses of authentic Italian and Ligurian cooking, a tour of the peninsula with a tourist guide, visiting the country’s most important wine estates, picking vegetables directly from Emma’s kitchen garden, making homemade pasta, taking lessons on wine matching and Italian cooking, are the experiences you could have with Emma who will make you fall in love with South Africa and will show it to you with the same passion she reserves for closest of friends.Corsi di autentica cucina italiana e ligure, il giro della Penisola con una guida turistica, la visita alle tenute vinicole più importanti del paese, la raccolta delle verdure direttamente dall’orto di Emma, fare la pasta fatta in casa, lezioni di abbinamento vini e di cucina italiana, sono tutte esperienze che farete con Emma che vi farà amare il Sud Africa e ve lo mostrerà con la stessa passione che riserva ai suoi parenti ed amici.
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Full day wine tasting and cookery course”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

My wife and I had a most enjoyable day with Emma.The visits to the wineries were most informative and the tasting great,the cooking was fantastic,but most of all the enthusiasm and passion of Emma was infectious

Visited February 2014
2 Thank 19402014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
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45 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“A super afternoon”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

We did the afternoon cooking course with Emma. The house is in a stunning location and the view from the kitchen is just amazing. We experienced the best of Italy in Cape Town and there can be no better way to learn than to have fun. Emma is a bubbly and entertaining host and explained the various recipe's in a simple and easy to understand way.

The words 'cooking course' are probably not the best to describe the experience. You are treated like a long lost friend when you arrive and throughout your time in the kitchen you feel as if you just dropped in whilst Emma was preparing a meal. Emma explains everything thoroughly, is a natural communicator and you find yourself picking up lots of useful knowledge along the way.

Our 'course' was four hours and it just flew by, if you are looking for something a little different this is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Visited January 2014
3 Thank intergoal
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wow!!!! Definately not what I expected!!!”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

What an incredible evening. Inspiring, motivating, fun, laid back and absolutely informative. It could have been a night out with friends, but it was only afterwards you realise how much you've learnt and that this was a course!!! Emma's way of pulling you into the kitchen and making you feel part of the process and confident to experience it yourself are beyond compare. Will definately do it again with a few new dishes.
Thanks to the team, still some of the most incredible food I've ever tasted (and I can now make :)).

Visited December 2013
2 Thank Sean V
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Anyone can do it”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Some might say that Emma is a great cook all round or better yet THE COOK, but I my book Emma is a fabulous teacher and she knows what she is doing. Is was an afternoon spent with colleagues preparing awesome dishes, from the starter of pizza, to Pesto and Fillet and a mouth watering dessert of Tiramisu. I have to say that me being an Italian food lover this menu was the best ever prepared and served and my favorite dish was the Pesto. Everyone should have a to do list and I would like to encourage everyone to add Emma's Kitchen on their to do list. Her warm welcome and patience during the course of the cooking lesson is what me feel at ease, I really loved and enjoyed my experience and can't wait to repeat it again:)))))

Visited September 2013
2 Thank Vuyisile N
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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“An experience to savour”
Reviewed September 19, 2013

I joined four others for an evening of Italian cooking in Emma's beautiful home kitchen this week. It was a warm, intimate, leisurely experience, very different from the rather impersonal, standardised offerings one finds at some other cookery schools in Cape Town. Emma is a passionate and highly discerning chef, who ensures that each dish is absolutely perfectly prepared for her guests to enjoy. With her guests as enthusiastic assistants, she demonstrated how to prepare mussels a la Genovese, the most mouthwatering parmiggiana di melanzane on the planet (I'm still having heavenly flashbacks), involtini (stuffed veal parcels), and a gorgeous tiramisu that we were too stuffed to do adequate justice to! The food was complemented by an outstanding selection of local wines. It was an inspiring and highly informative evening, recreating an authentic Italian kitchen on the tip of Africa. I'll be back for more!

Visited September 2013
1 Thank DebCT2013
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