Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School, Lucca: Hours, Address, Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School Reviews: 5/5

Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School

Chef Paolo Monti's Cucina Italiana Cooking School
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10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
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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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Wstrawberry
Bristol, England51 contributions
Fabulous afternoon
Sep 2020 • Couples
Four of us from 1 family took the pasta & sauces course with chef Paulo last week & absolutely loved every minute of it, can't recommend this highly enough.
We learnt 9 sauces, pasta, gnocchi & semi freddo, as a mixed experience group we all felt we learnt lots & lots and the best bit we ate a lot of wonderful food. Chef Paulo (& his 'jokes') were a joy.
My only comment would be don't do what we did; don't eat lunch beforehand, we were 'Christmas' full by the time we left because you will want to try everything you have created.
5 stars from all 4 of us - loved it, if you get a chance to go, do so.
Written 22 September 2020
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Kathy W
Lansdowne, VA173 contributions
Two Couples + 1 Chef = FUN!
Dec 2019 • Couples
What a wonderful experience. One day experience and we paid up for the shopping experience (totally worth it).

Chef Paolo was informative and entertaining. We had a perfect balance of hands on with enough guidance to keep us from running off the rails! The shopping tips and the kitchen tips were helpful and at times ah ha!

Really recommend!
Written 12 December 2019
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deborahwong
Jurong East, Singapore7 contributions
Wonderful experience
Oct 2019
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this 3-day cooking program with Chef Paolo, inclusive of accommodation & breakfast in a spacious apartment in this charming and quiet countryside part of Lucca.

Upon our arrival, directly after a long flight from Singapore plus train journey, we were treated to a delicious full 4-course Tuscan dinner by Paolo himself.

As there were only 2 of us since it is the low season, we had personal teaching and attention from Chef Paolo. Not only was the 2 cooking classes informative, fun and practical, Paolo also gave many useful tips (like how to chop onions efficiently). We learned so many recipes in just 2 sessions - 6 starters, 6 pastas /ravioli, 4 mains and 2 desserts. Of course, we got to feast on each course soon after it is prepared, together with bread, and wine, digest for a little while, before proceeding to learn to prepare the next course, and so on. There is no rush at all. At the end of this big, sumptuous lunch feast, we basically don't quite need dinner!

Paolo also drove us to do marketing at the wholesale supermarket, explaining the various items there and answering our questions at the same time. This visit is indeed interesting too.

We had a very comfortable 3 nights stay in a clean spacious 2-bedroom apartment looking out into a beautiful landscape with a corn field. And I was instantly charmed by this view!

Alora! I strongly recommend to book the stay-in program to fully enjoy the whole Tuscan experience. It is really worth it!
Written 27 November 2019
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Patrick S
Northampton, UK5 contributions
Thoroughly enjoyable
Aug 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed our Tuscan cooking course. The right balance of hands on and learning and lots of little practical tips to take away with us
Written 19 November 2019
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kathleen m
2 contributions
Trip of a life time
Sep 2019
If you love to cook or eat fantastic food, this is a must class. We did the week school and was amazing!!!. Chef Paalo is an enjoyable teacher and make the classes fun!!
Can't wait to go again !!!
Written 13 November 2019
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Pioneer765248
3 contributions
Memorable Time
Oct 2019
Our family of four thoroughly enjoyed our Tuscan cooking class with Chef Paolo, especially our 91 year old mother. Paolo was a warm host and instructor, full of helpful hints on preparing these classic dishes. It was delicious. It was fun. We'd gladly return for another class on our next trip.
Written 13 November 2019
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Francisco Smith
3 contributions
Amazing cooking experience and one of the most memorable experienced I've had so far!
Aug 2019 • Couples
I've taken cooking courses with Chef Paolo before. This was my 3rd time going and it's not just for the amazing food but for chef Paolo himself. He makes you feel very welcomed and part of his family. He is very funny and very knowledge. He would give us recommendations and explain the process if why and how he does things. The whole experience was welcoming and educational. The food is by far amazing and makes you feel very accomplish because you made it yourself.

When you finish cooking your courses you sit down and eat your own creation and maybe I am being biased but it was the best food ever! Chef Paolo also gives you time to enjoy your culinary creation and sets up a good looking table with wine, bread, water, and your courses. I highly, highly recommend going to go see him. Even if you do not take a cooking class it was just an honor and pleasure getting to meet him and eating at his restaurant. I will definitely be returning again soon!
Written 8 November 2019
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W6340SDbarbarap
Pittsburgh, PA9 contributions
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
Dec 2018
I was extremely pleased with Chef Paolo Monti's Cooking School in Lucca. Not only did I get to make several different pastas and sauces, but an incredible dessert. It is totally hands on with the Chef teaching one how to perfect the pastas, the fresh ingredients necessary to make the phenomenal sauces, the attentive assistance of the staff, and the wonderful meal at the end with the Chef, wonderful food (which we made that day) and a great bottle of wine. The classes are small, personal and wonderful. I would highly recommend this Cooking School, the beautiful setting, hotel and Chef to anyone who truly wants to learn the art of true Italian cooking,
Written 7 November 2019
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790staceyr
2 contributions
Fun day!
Sep 2019
We took our group of 9 family members and did the Pasta and Sauce class. It was fun, informative, and yummy.
Chef Paulo was very organized, fun, and accommodating.
I would definitely recommend his classes.
Written 1 November 2019
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tomasthetraveler
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL4 contributions
Family Fun
Sep 2019
We took our four adult children and their spouses to the morning and lunch school, we all learned a lot and had a great meal.Best od all each of us has prepared one or more of the dishes since coming home.A great family experience!.
Written 30 October 2019
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