Meet me at my house in central Bergamo.
Over a drink and snack, we first chat about the daily menu and get to know each other.
You are then going to prepare some typical Italian recipes, using the freshest seasonal ingredients possible, and then basic cooking techniques to simply enhance the natural flavour of the food.
We could prepare fresh hand-made pasta such as tagliatelle, casoncelli, lasagna and different sauces which are easy to do again at home (bolognese, pesto, fish sauce).
As an alternative, if you don't like pasta, we could prepare some traditional meat and seafood dishes or yeast products (pizza, focaccia, panzerotti, gnocco fritto)
The menu also includes:
- Welcome drinks (prosecco and snacks)
- Starters (cheeses, salami and vegetables)
- Dessert: Sicilian cannoli, tiramisu, panna cotta, babà with limoncello, strudel or profiteroles
- Coffee and liqueurs
After 2-3 hours of teamwork, we can enjoy our masterpieces at dinner accompanied with good Italian wine.
During the dinner, I will tell you more about the origin and history of the different dishes and explain the wine choice for dinner.
We finish the dinner or lunch with good Italian liquor (grappa, limoncello, liquirizia, amaro,...) and an espresso coffee.