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Italian Easter Cooking Class in Florence
Easter is one of the main Christian festivals in Italy and is experienced as the first important Festival after the winter. For Italians, Pasqua is the biggest food feast of spring.
Pasqua in Italy is one of the most festive ways to shake off the gray, cold and wet winter days.
While it is true that Easter is spent with friends, it still remains an equally strong tradition to spend the days of Easter as a family, with the huge Easter lunch with lamb and colomba. Easter continues even on Monday as it is tradition for everyone to get out of the house either for a day trip or a picnic in the park.
The traditional Easter dish is definitely lamb, every region in Italy has their own recipe. As a sacred symbol of Easter, lamb is served and accompanied by various spring-inspired side dishes, such as potatoes, peas, artichokes according to produce availability and our cooking student’s preferences.
All the Easter lunch dishes are rich and abundant starting from the Pasqualina cake, to the main lamb dish to dessert with Colomba with pieces of the chocolate egg!
Italian Easter Cooking Class in Florence Highlights
> How to prepare a traditional, Italian Easter feast
> Create fun, Easter-themed decorations and centerpieces
> Not just indulgent desserts - you will also learn hearty vegetable dishes
> Creative combinations of the larger-than-life iconic chocolate easter eggs (Uova di Pasqua) and the Easter Colomba dove-shaped cake
Italian Easter Cooking Class Program
The traditional Easter menu abounds in succulent meats like game and fish, but the Italian Easter culinary traditions include generous doses of tasty seasonal vegetables. Learn how to prepare traditional Easter lamb with spring potatoes with many delicious side dishes. In addition to Easter cakes, pastries and sweets, you will learn to make lighter options of indulgent Easter classics while implementing the traditional use of whole eggs.
And finally you will participate in the creation of the classic Italian Easter Colomba cake in mini sizes to enjoy along with the celebrated Italian chocolate Easter egg. Traditionally, the chocolate egg is quite large and hollow with a prize inside for children. After Easter lunch when it is time for dessert, the egg is broken into pieces to eat along with the Colomba. Of course, we will provide a mini-lesson on the best Easter wine pairings!
What's on the menu - Italian Easter Cooking Class
Fava beans and salted cottage cheese
Fresh pasta Quadrucci served in broth and chicory
Oven baked Lamb stuffed with artichokes
Asparagus and eggs
Rosted artichokes with new potatoes, Rosemary and Thyme
Easter Colomba and chocolate eggs
What's Included in your Italian Easter Cooking Class
Instruction with a chef specialized in Italian cooking (appox. 3 hours)
Preparation of 4-course meal including appetizer, pasta dish, main dish and dessert
Delicious meal of prepared dishes together with wine and water
JOINABLE CLASSES RUN FOR A MINIMUM OF 3 PEOPLE.
Should the minimum not be reached for the day you selected, you will be given the choice to pay an additional fee for a private class, change your date to another day, or be fully refunded. Note that because we only use fresh, seasonal ingredients from local suppliers and farms, the menu will vary depending on what is available that day. We will send you the planned menu upon your booking. Please do let us know if you have any food allergies or preferences.
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