The itinerary is carefully designed to create the right balance between cooking, eating, trips, tours and tastings, leaving room for relaxation and exploring the beautiful surroundings.
Daily hands-on cooking courses using the stunning local and seasonal produce for which the area is renowned are complemented by a trip into Venice to experience the famous Rialto fish market, a visit to a 5th generation artisan mountain cheese producer and an in-depth tasting at the globally celebrated Bisol winery in Valdobbiadene.
You will sample some of the most exciting food in Northern Italy on the Venetian Island of Mazzorbo and taste regional cuisine at its very best at Clemmie’s family run Osteria in the heartland of the Veneto.
Our cookery courses include six nights’ accommodation in the Palazzo, all tuition, food, wine, trips tours and tastings, lunch in Venice, dinner at a local restaurant and transfers to and from Venice Airport at recommended pick-up and departure times. (The price does not include flights. Private transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.)
Hands on cooking courses using the rich and diverse seasonal produce for which the area is renowned concentrate on creating regional Italian dishes such as faraona in salmis con salsa peverada (roast guineafowl with spicy pepper sauce) and seppie col nero alla Veneziana (cuttlefish stewed in its own ink), as well as exploring broader Italian cuisine. You will learn new techniques and become acquainted with an exciting array of ingredients over the week-long courses.
As well as cooking classes, you will experience some of what makes this iconic part of Italy so rich and varied in produce. A trip into magical Venice to the Rialto fish and fresh food markets to pick up the best seasonal produce to bring back for classes is followed by a private boat ride out to an island, where you will sample some of the most exquisite cuisine the peninsula has to offer. Hunters will take you into the Dolomites in search of seasonal truffles, as well as discovering mountain cheeses perfected by generations of family production, and you will go off the beaten track to dine out at local restaurants which serve wonderful regional delicacies for which the area is famous.
Stirred holidays bring together people who are passionate about food, Italy and stunning surroundings – whether travelling alone, en famille or with friends, Villa Casagrande offers a beautiful and historic backdrop in which to immerse oneself in the culture and culinary splendour of this evocative part of Northern Italy.
In addition to our scheduled weeks, Stirred arranges bespoke, tailor-made gourmet trips all year round from Villa Casagrande and beyond. Whether it be a group of friends, a family celebration or a red letter day, we will help you to make your cookery course in Italy a truly memorable experience which suits your exact requirements.Download a sample menu
Dates & Prices for 2017
6 night breaks
Sun 14th – Sat 20th May; chef: Sophie Braimbridge with guest chefs Rachel Roddy and Jeremy Lee
Sun 11th – Sat 17th June; chef: Ursula Ferrigno
Sun 18th – Sat 24th June; chef: Sophie Braimbridge
Sun 10th – Sat 16th September; chef: Ursula Ferrigno
Sun 17th – Sat 23rd September; chef: Jake Simpson
Sun 24th – Sat 30th September; chef: Sophie Braimbridge
Sun 1st – Sat 7th October; chef: Jake Simpson
Sun 8th – Sat 14th October; chef: Sophie Braimbridge
Price: £2,695.00 pp (£250 single supplement)
The package includes:
Accommodation, tuition, food, wine, trips, tours and tastings (unless otherwise stated), lunch in Venice, dinner at a local restaurant, transfers to and from Venice Airport at recommended pick-up and departure times. Private transfers can be arranged at an additional cost.
The price does not include flights.
In addition to our scheduled weeks Stirred organises bespoke, tailor-made gourmet trips all year round at Villa Casagrande and beyond.
For more information or a quote for a tailor-made experience, email firstname.lastname@example.org.