When you are abroad you want to get close to the locals.. So why not do a cooking course with the Italians?
When you’ve been traveling a lot you begin to look for experiences that get you closer to the local population, because who wants to sit at the hotel and have dinner when you could be out meeting people and getting some fun anecdotes to tell.
It may take some courage, but isn’t it the courageous decisions you never regret? So if you feel like a slightly different evening in the company of Italians, try a cooking course in Italian. Nothing beats “I learned how to make this sauce from a chef in Milan” when your friends come over.
You can choose the very personal experience with a course in English at a private home, Clara opens the doors to her home in the center of Milan for morning courses between September and June and on market days she takes you to the local open air food market to pick the fresh seasonal products for your cooking class.
Aurora holds both morning and evening classes with a professional chef and she lves by the yellow metro line 4 stops from Duomo. If you can’t make it to her courses (or for some reason don’t feel like participating) you can still come and have dinner with the paticipants.
Both Clara and Aurora put emphasis on the fact that their courses aren’t just about cooking but also about socializing.
Another possibilty is the cooking school Teatro7 (Find on map) where they teach in Italian but you can be certain that they will try anything with a combination of gestures and English to make you understand. And if Italians have bad English skills their gesturing is formidable.
You are guaranteed to have an entertaining evening and you will learn to make some great food. At Teatro7 you get the course including dinner from €75 to €150. Check out our Right now in Milan (in the menu) for courses.
Teatro7’s cooking school is closed between December 23rd and January 8th.
Important instructions for booking a course online as the course calendar only exists in Italian: first close the pop-up window by clicking on the red CHIUDI in the upper right corner, then go to your course, here click on “acquista” (purchase) and then follow the instructions on the screen for paying by either credit card or paypal, if you don’t receive a confirmation via email within 24 hours, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org – you won’t be able to attend if you don’t have the email. The course calendar is here.