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Extra Virgin Cooking Classes

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A great memory to take home from Lucca

Meeting at 9.30 am having been given detailed and very helpful instructions from Liz,Guiseppe took... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Now that was fun and we learned something

We would like to add to the chorus of excellent reviews for Chef Guiseppe. This was the last day... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Via Santa Croce, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 329 743 3364
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

My mother and I participated in the cooking class on March 7, 2018. We met in the heart of Lucca and explored several shops needed to develop our menu for the lunch we would be making. Giuseppe had lots of interesting bits of information about...More

4  Thank Kelly R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meeting at 9.30 am having been given detailed and very helpful instructions from Liz,Guiseppe took the 8 of us to 3 very interesting shops buying ingridients and then onto his Palazzo.our 1st view was of a beautifully decorated dining table to wet our appetites before...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We would like to add to the chorus of excellent reviews for Chef Guiseppe. This was the last day of our holiday and it could not have ended on a higher note. There were eight of us, all nice people, and we got along well....More

1  Thank twovagabonds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the walk around to do fresh grocery shopping to the preparation, cooking, drinking and some more drinking, we worked our way toward a culinary rarity and utter delight at every stage. Saltimbucco entre to Buccillato with fresh lemon cream sauce. Mouth watering.

1  Thank Eddie L
Reviewed 1 October 2018

Fantastic day exploring the small specialty shops, prepping In Guiseppes kitchen, liberal sprinklings of prosecco, and wines and a gorgeous table for us to dine on after the days creations. We finished the day off with a Puccini concert. One of those days in life...More

1  Thank Sally B
Reviewed 1 October 2018

If you love good food and great company then this is the place for you! Chef Guseppi is friendly, explains everything in a clear and fun manner and shows you how to prepare simple but amazing food. You HAVE to take his class. Then after...More

1  Thank Philip B
Reviewed 26 September 2018

My friend and I have made 3 trips to Europe, cooking in each city and country...I have never been to a class so totally over the top in every way...starting at market, preparing food, eating, drinking and enjoying every fine detail that was put into...More

2  Thank KurtG1467
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

This was the second cooking class we did while touring Italy and it was less expensive and infinitely better than the other one! Wow! The day started at 9:30am and we went to the local markets together to pick up ingredients and learn about the...More

1  Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Everyone has been describing how wonderful this experience was and I would like to echo everyone's sentiments. Giuseppe is a warm, charming man who loves what he does and loves to share it with his students. As described, we started with a trip through the...More

1  Thank ireney
Reviewed 12 September 2018

We attended Extra Virgin Cooking Class 2 years ago and we were delighted. Last year we were late signing up and the classes were full. This year we signed up well in advance and if you want to attend I suggest you do the same....More

1  Thank bmal2626
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This cooking class is A+. The host and chef Guiseppe was so gracious and very accommodating. He took us on a shopping tour for our food for our cooking class. It was a fabulous experience. I really enjoyed Lucca. The class is exceptional. So much...More

1  Thank Karen C
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Naveen M
26 June 2017|
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Response from Roma3161 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Naveen You need to contact them directly about this. Perhaps through their web page. I am not the chef of the cooking class. Just one of the participants. I am sure Giuseppe will do all he can to accommodate you. Cheers
Diane O
14 October 2016|
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Response from islandblues888 | Property representative |
yes, trains to lucca run twice an hour from florence, and the meeting point is a short walk from the train station!
13 September 2016|
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Response from Lennisa915 | Reviewed this property |
Maggie -- so sorry that I just saw your question and couldn't be of help. I hope you enjoyed Guiseppe's class and home. We had a wonderful time when we were there.