Have fun learning how to prepare traditional Neapolitan dishes with Chef Carmen. This hands-on...
In the center of Sorrento, set in the heart of the Sorrentine Peninsula the Cucina del Gusto di Chef Carmen Mazzola cooking school and restaurant welcomes visitors who want to learn how to prepare some of the most beloved dishes in southern Italy. Thanks to group and private cooking lessons in English (or French, upon request), you can discover the secrets of transforming local ingredients into delectable dishes under the guidance of Chef Carmen. Prepare a number of classic local dishes in an informal atmosphere and end your experience by sampling what you've just made!
Chef Carmen holds classes in her fully equipped kitchen, putting students at ease with her warm smile and welcoming hospitality. Learn the insider techniques to preparing traditional dishes from Naples and Sorrento, including fundamental classics like gnocchi, pizza, and lasagna. Group lessons accept a maximum of 20 students so each participant gets plenty of one-on-one instruction from the chef.
An Unforgettable Experience
If you've always dreamed of taking a cooking class in Sorrento, Chef Carmen offers lessons that are both fun and informative, perfect for everyone from the single traveler to couples and families. Even groups of friends and colleagues can enjoy rolling up their sleeves to cook together before relaxing around the table to toast to their labors.
Each lesson is capped off with a meal featuring the delicious dishes you've prepared together during the lesson, served with 'local wines, mineral water, and Limoncello'- (lemon liqueur). Choose the regional wine you prefer from Chef Carmen's cellar for a group toast!
If you enjoy eating more than cooking, you can opt for a meal at the intimate restaurant at La Locanda del Gusto, set inside the cooking school in Sorrento. Here, Chef Carmen serves the highlights of Neapolitan cuisine in an informal dining room. Taste classics like ravioli capresi, gnocchi alla sorrentina, spaghetti with clams, meatballs, fresh fish, and other delights in a warm, authentic atmosphere. Be sure to pair a regional wine from the restaurant's ample wine list with your meal.
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Departure from: Sorrento
Duration 3 hours
We ate here twice during our visit to Sorrento because we enjoyed it so much. Everything was delicious from the bruschetta to gorgonzola gnocchi to the steak. The spaghetti (ordered for our children... more »
We arranged a meal for the night before our wedding with our guests. There were 24 of us in total. Chef Carmen was brilliant throughout the build up to the event and planning for this. The tables... more »
Absolutely excellent food. So good that we went back a second time. I can’t recommend this little gem of a restaurant highly enough. Far and away the best food we had in Italy. Service is attentive... more »