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Full Course Package

Price

$2,869

Duration

1 week

About the Course

Immerse yourself in a week-long journey exploring local ingredients and cooking techniques with five cooking classes, five field trips, and six nights at the Palazzo Conforti.


Enjoy a Welcome/Happy Hour, dinner at Ristorante Macrito and breakfast at Palazzo Conforti. Learn to make traditional Calabrian dishes from scratch with Marcella, and get to know the local culture through food.


This unique experience will leave you with memories and skills to last a lifetime.


What's Included​​ in the Classic Package

  • 20 hours of instruction in typical and traditional Calabrian cooking. Pasta’s, breads, pork specialties, fish, cheese, vegetables. 4 hours per day x 5 days.

  • Lunch after each class. Wine is included.

  • Accommodations at the Palazzo Conforti

  • "Field Trips" to local farms, vineyards, markets and specialty producers.

  • Translator/Certified Guide

  • Driver and Van (when applicable)

  • Transfer from Paola Train Station or Lamezia Ariport


Lesson Plan 

 

MONDAY

09:00 hrs - Brief staff introduction and overview of classes (Taglieri)

09:30 hrs - Class Begins. Traditional Calabrian Appetizers

12:30 hrs - Intermezzo

13:00 hrs - Lunch - that you helped make

15:00 hrs - Departure for aftercamigiatellonoon Field Trip to I Giganti d'Sila

18:00 hrs - Visit to the town of Camigliatello (Sila) and Aperetivo at Fattoria Bio Products

19:00 hrs - Return to Palazzo Conforti. Dinner on your own.

TUESDAY

09:00 hrs - Brief overview of the day's lesson (Primi)

09:30 hrs - Class Begins. "His Majesty, Pasta". Traditional pasta doughs, shapes & sauces.

13:00 hrs - Lunch

15:00 hrs - Depart for Field Trip to the hilltop villages of Rende and San Fili.

18:00 hrs - Return to Palazzo Conforti

19:00 hrs - Dinner on your own

WEDNESDAY

09:00 hrs - Brief introduction to the day's lesson. (Secondo)

09:30 hrs - Calabrian Salumi and typical meat dishes. learn what cuts are used.

13:00 hrs - Lunch

15:00 hrs - Field Trip to the "Agrota" farm. Learn the history of the Calabrian Black Pig

17:00 hrs - Visit to Cosenza Antica (Old Cosenza) 

18:30 hrs - Aperetivo at Bistrot Antica Salumeria. Calabrian meats, cheese, and preserves.

20:00 hrs - Return to Palazzo Conforti

THURSDAY

09:00 hrs - Brief overview of the day's lesson (Secondo d'Mare)

09:30 hrs - Calabria da Mare e d'Amore. Main courses from the sea. Holidays and beyond.

13:00 hrs - Lunch

15:00 hrs - Visit to the Tyrrhenian Coast from Paola to Amantea.

18:30 hrs - A stop in Amantea at Gelateria Sicouli, a renowned gelato-lovers parlor.

19:00 hrs - Return to Palazzo Conforti. Dinner on your own.

FRIDAY

09:00 hrs - Brief overview of the day's lesson (Dolce)

09:30 hrs - Calebrian Sweets. learn what sweets are traditional to different holidays

13:00 hrs - Lunch

15:00 hrs - Field trip to the vineyards and winery of Serracavallo in Bisignano

17:00 hrs - Aperetivo. Wine tasting and Tanglieri (cutting boards). In France its "charcitrie"

19:00 hrs - Return to Palazzo Conforti. Dinner on your own

SATURDAY*

10:00 hrs - Visit Tropea and sample Tropea Sweet Red Onion Preserves.

13:00 hrs - Lunch

15:00 hrs - Return to Palazzo Conforti

19:00 hrs-  Dinner on your own

 

* Saturday can be a "free day" meaning it can be unstructured, allowing you to roam. 

Your Instructor

Marcella Scornavacca

Marcella Scornavacca

Learn the secrets of Calabrian cuisine from our local expert Marcella!

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