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Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100, Lucca, Italy
+39 0583 329970
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An amateur in the hands of a master

We, my wife, brother and his wife spent the morning learning the art of Tuscan cooking from Chef... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TomBucci
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Bridgeport, CT
That's Italian....

The Tuscan Cooking Class held by Chef Paolo Monti for my husband, friend and myself was one of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
D N
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Leucadia, California
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Italian Cooking School in Lucca, Tuscany, day classes as well as 7 day all inclusive programs with tours and field trips. Hotel rooms available in our apartments. Intensive cooking classes, 8 to 14 recipes per class, hands on cooking, include lunch and recipes in English. Classes also in Deutsch, Francais, Espanol. Classes: Main Ingredients and Sauces, Fish and seafood, Fresh Pasta and pasta sauce, pizza, focaccia and bread. Tuscan Cooking, Chef Paolo's favorite dishes. Fun classes, delicious dishes, easy to make recipes!
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“at home” (61 reviews)
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Via Per Sant'Alessio n. 3684, 55100, Lucca, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We, my wife, brother and his wife spent the morning learning the art of Tuscan cooking from Chef Paolo. Chef Paolo is not only a master chef but he's a master at one liners keeping the experience light and friendly. Although I likely failed the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Tuscan Cooking Class held by Chef Paolo Monti for my husband, friend and myself was one of the most enjoyable experiences we had while in Lucca. A short taxi ride outside of the walled city to the countryside of Lucca is where this gem...More

Thank D N
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

My wife signed us up for this class and I was really impressed with the scope and volume of food that we cooked. We started preparing stocks and then moved to the sauces and pasta which was made from scratch. We also made a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We booked 3 lessons with Chef Paolo. We wanted to know the preparation of basic sauces; bread, focaccia and pizza making and cooking of soups. We wanted to learn the basic of cooking Italian dishes in a kitchen environment (not by watching a TV program...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

As a a big foodie, I've always enjoyed the nuances of food but as an urbanite with a small kitchen, I've never had to really cook as it was so much more convenient to sample the latest & hippest restaurants hear by. That all changed...More

Thank Louisahochan
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

A small group class with the Chef and two participant was a perfect 1st experience into Tuscan Cooking. Chef Paolo was personal, informative and realistic. I would highly recommend his instruction and the unique setting of this cooking school.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We took a cooking class with Chef Paolo that is behind his restaurant on the outskirts of Lucca. Chef Paolo was knowledgeable about everything and his English was excellent and I could understand quite easily. We prepared Pazanella, chicken liver pattern, and an eggplant crotini...More

Thank Levi W
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

I wanted to find a cooking class but most are closed until the middle of March. Fortunately Chef Paolo isn't. Great class, learned so much: not only how to cook what we made but how to chop vegetables, make stock...while I've done this on my...More

Thank srussel
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Chef Paolo was in Niagara, Ontario, Canada this January 2018 to do some cooking classes.. The class was an amazing experience! I would love to take this class again. I hope Chef Paolo comes back to Canada again soon! I learned so much!

Thank Patti J
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

Our group of 4 booked The Tuscan Cooking Class in September 2017 at the strong recommendation of a friend, and we couldn't have been more pleased. Chef Paolo responded promptly to email questions & the class was easy to book . Classes are held in...More

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Yousif H
23 February 2018|
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Response from chefpaolo07 | Property representative |
The cost for the Under the Tuscan Sun cooking program is Euro 1590 per person in double room (single suppl. € 210) It is available all year starting every sunday, I hope to welcome you! chef Paolo Monti
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Megan K
2 January 2018|
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Response from columbus1234 | Property representative |
Ciao Megan, thank you for your inquiry , if you look among the many comments there are some about the 7 day class also on facebook under the tuscan sun I am refurbishing the apartments and photos should be ready soon... More
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Response from bingdash | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply, yes I emailed him. There is a local bus that can take you there and back
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