From the center of Frascati, it’s a short walk to the 15th century Villa Mergè, where you will start your cooking lesson. This isn’t just a demonstration, you will actually take part in creating a full traditional farm to table meal. You will learn to make real Italian fresh pasta by hand with freshly laid eggs and learn to make a traditional sauces using ingredients from right outside the door!
Paola will lead you in demonstration on how to make a few different dishes of her choice. Dishes will vary depending on what time of year it is and what fresh vegetables and herbs are in season. Learn to prepare the classic bruschetta with fresh bread, homegrown tomatoes and the farmhouse’s own extra virgin olive oil and then take a break to enjoy it with a glass of Frascati Superiore DOCG wine.
Throughout the cooking process, Paola will have you use all of your different senses to get in touch with your food and the dishes you are preparing. As the food is finished, you will get to enjoy each course paired alongside wines produced in the Frascati area.
The overall experience will last about 4 hours from start to finish, have maximum 8 people per group, costs 75 euro per person and it will be an experience you cannot find anywhere else!
A note from Paola herself: