One of the best weeks I have ever spent. The staff was amazing - there was not one need that was not met. Our Chef, Laura, is the best....she made our week so special. Shanya, the hostess, could not have been more accommodating. Marta, Monica, Donatella and Livia made it easy for us to cook and enjoy ourselves. And a HUGE thank you goes to my fellow guests this week - friendships made, and knowing us, we will cross paths again and again.
If you have an interest in cooking and want a great time, I recommend Tuscookany. You will learn more than you think (and I am someone who likes to cook). Our course was Mediterranean - we cooked Italian, French, Spanish and Moroccan. A wonderful mix....personally, Moroccan was my favorite (as I like spicy dishes). Italian was not far behind - my favorite dish - a wonderful warmed seasoned goat cheese on toasted crisps with salad.
Looking forward to going again in a few years.
You won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tuscookany at Casa Ombuto is a luxurious villa set in the hills of Tuscany offering exclusive hands-on Italian and Mediterranean cooking vacations. We offer all-inclusive luxurious one-week Italian cooking classes given in English. Have fun and learn to cook at our Tuscookany Casa Ombuto cooking school in Tuscany. Guests stay in Casa Ombuto and have the cooking classes at Casa Ombuto in a professional kitchen designed for this purpose. It is an all-inclusive cooking vacation including a culinary excursion with visits to a cheese farm, wine tasting and olive oil farm, four cooking lessons and superb meals accompanied by the finest Italian wines. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Ombuto - Cooking Vacations Hotel Poppi