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Host: Fabio and Annarella

Noto, Italy

USD
$88-$132 per person

Sicilian vegetarian cooking class at a farmhouse in Noto

Host offerings
  • Rural farmhouse
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking class
  • Market visit
  • Food tour

Meet Fabio and Annarella

Fabio and his girlfriend Annarella are passionate farmers who decided to take care of their families' lands 15 years ago. Meeting new people and cooking Sicilian cuisine brings them great joy! They are eager to share their love of Sicilian Mediterranean culture and its culinary traditions and to learn about people from around the world. They pride themselves on using traditional and organic methods to produce everything from extra virgin olive oil, almonds, citrus, breads, and jams from the fruits that they grow on their bio farm. Fabio shares with Corrado Assenzo (Caffe Sicilia's famed chef) a similar philosophy of farming. He serves dishes sourced from local ingredients and the meal is served as a "degustazione": a series of small dishes that include antipasti, seasonal vegetables, pasta, and fruits. Slightly different from what people might consider a traditional Italian meal, Sicilian cuisine is influenced by different cultures (French, Middle Eastern, Greek and Spanish, to name a few). Fabio and Annarella are farmers and food lovers who know how to grow and use the ingredients they have. They are excited to share their culture through food and to give you an appreciation of the true cuisine of their region.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Join your hosts Fabio and Annarella at their farmhouse where you will be greeted with a snack and drink before they take you on a quick tour of their farm. Discover how they grow everything from herbs and tomatoes to fruits and olives in a biodiverse way. After your farm tour, join your hosts in their kitchen to learn to cook an authentic Sicilian, seasonal and mostly farm-to-table meal from recipes that have been passed down through generations of their families. Your hands-on Sicilian cooking class will last about one and a half hours during which you will learn to cook three dishes from scratch. Learn to make traditional Sicilian dishes such as salvia fritta (crisp, fried, sage leaves), a seasonal salad and a main such as pasta al limone. Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in Sicilian cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Fabio and Annarella over wine produced by his father. Your meal may include additional dishes that Fabio has prepared in advance and will conclude with a fruit or nut-based dessert and limoncello.

Notes: Your experience includes the cost of wine produced by Fabio's father! His family has been making wine for generations.

Languages spoken: English, Italian

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Sundried tomatoes and almonds with bread and extra virgin olive oil (from the farm)
  • Caciocavallo cheese with wild honey
  • Roasted pumpkin with fennel and fresh ricotta cheese
  • Salvia fritta
  • Fresh, wild greens salad
  • Pasta al limone
  • Dessert and limoncello
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Fabio and Annarella

$88-$132 USD

per person
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  • Private experience
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$132 $105 $88
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$132 $105 $88
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-3:00pm 6:00pm-10:00pm

Meet Fabio and Annarella

Fabio and his girlfriend Annarella are passionate farmers who decided to take care of their families' lands 15 years ago. Meeting new people and cooking Sicilian cuisine brings them great joy! They are eager to share their love of Sicilian Mediterranean culture and its culinary traditions and to learn about people from around the world. They pride themselves on using traditional and organic methods to produce everything from extra virgin olive oil, almonds, citrus, breads, and jams from the fruits that they grow on their bio farm. Fabio shares with Corrado Assenzo (Caffe Sicilia's famed chef) a similar philosophy of farming. He serves dishes sourced from local ingredients and the meal is served as a "degustazione": a series of small dishes that include antipasti, seasonal vegetables, pasta, and fruits. Slightly different from what people might consider a traditional Italian meal, Sicilian cuisine is influenced by different cultures (French, Middle Eastern, Greek and Spanish, to name a few). Fabio and Annarella are farmers and food lovers who know how to grow and use the ingredients they have. They are excited to share their culture through food and to give you an appreciation of the true cuisine of their region.

What to expect

Please note menu might vary. If there are particular dishes you are interested in trying, please include your request in the booking form.

Cooking experience: (1-6 guests) Join your hosts Fabio and Annarella at their farmhouse where you will be greeted with a snack and drink before they take you on a quick tour of their farm. Discover how they grow everything from herbs and tomatoes to fruits and olives in a biodiverse way. After your farm tour, join your hosts in their kitchen to learn to cook an authentic Sicilian, seasonal and mostly farm-to-table meal from recipes that have been passed down through generations of their families. Your hands-on Sicilian cooking class will last about one and a half hours during which you will learn to cook three dishes from scratch. Learn to make traditional Sicilian dishes such as salvia fritta (crisp, fried, sage leaves), a seasonal salad and a main such as pasta al limone. Enjoy learning about the tips and techniques involved in Sicilian cooking before you sit down at the table to share the meal you helped prepare with Fabio and Annarella over wine produced by his father. Your meal may include additional dishes that Fabio has prepared in advance and will conclude with a fruit or nut-based dessert and limoncello.

Notes: Your experience includes the cost of wine produced by Fabio's father! His family has been making wine for generations.

Languages spoken: English, Italian

Sample menu

This is just a sample menu to give you an idea of the types of dishes the host cooks. Your menu will vary according to seasonal availability.
  • Sundried tomatoes and almonds with bread and extra virgin olive oil (from the farm)
  • Caciocavallo cheese with wild honey
  • Roasted pumpkin with fennel and fresh ricotta cheese
  • Salvia fritta
  • Fresh, wild greens salad
  • Pasta al limone
  • Dessert and limoncello
Pricing (per person)*
1 person 2-4 ppl 5+ ppl
Cooking Experience + Meal
$132 $105 $88
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
Cooking Experience + Meal
$132 $105 $88
Alcohol
$0 per person
*Does not include 3% payment processing fee applied at checkout.
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
Cooking Experience+ Meal
11:00am-3:00pm 6:00pm-10:00pm
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