Sicilian Cuisine Experience
Cook Like a Noble, With a Noble
DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS
This one-day culinary experience is not just a cooking lesson: it is the perfect introduction to Sicily.
This excursion offers an insider’s view of a modern Sicilian noble lifestyle, paired with learning experiences, delicious food and a day of immersion into the Palermitani everyday life. This also includes shopping for the meal, a tour of Palermo and an impressive 18th century palace, learning the secrets of traditional Sicilian cuisine with member of one of the most important Sicilian noble families, and cooking in her kitchen.
Students join Nicoletta in the morning, accompanying her at the market and local shops to learn how to navigate Sicily’s busy markets to select the right ingredients for a typical multi-course Sicilian meal. Her menus are strictly inspired by the season and her vendors provide the best catch of the day, freshly picked seasonal vegetables, and fruit. After the market, Nicoletta will take you on a tour of Palermo to learn about the city and its history, then leads the group in a hands-on cooking lesson in her kitchen!
Everyone is welcome to join in the preparations, while she carefully explaines her moves, assigning tasks to participants, and answering questions as they go. Lunch is then served in one of the palace's wonderful dining rooms. Participants are given copies of her recipes along with an elegant printed menu with the family crest that includes a history of the palace on the back.
A tour of the family’s Palazzo is given to participants before they leave for another Sicilian experience.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Meet your guide in your hotel lobby, where you will begin a tour through the market. The experience will end at the palazzo, where you may engage a taxi (paid locally) or walk back to your hotel.
Includes: Cooking class with lunch and beverages, printed recipes.
Excludes: Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.