Frequently asked questions
What are the class hours and days?
Our classes are Tuesday to Saturday 9:30am to 3pm.
What language is the class conducted in?
The class is is english. Giuseppe is a great commuicator and has worked in the US, Canada and Caribbean in english.
Novice or Professional?
This particular region of Tuscany is known for its country style cooking. Giuseppe's heritage recipes come from growing up at an olive oil press, not in a four star restaurant! Dishes are concentrated around fresh ingredients, prepared in a straight forward way. The meals you prepare can be easily and deliciously reproduced back home. Regional specialties are emphasized, giving both novices and professionals something to take away.
Where is the class held?
We are fortunate to hold classes in our palazzo home inside the historic walls of Lucca, an easy walk from anywhere in town, no car needed.
After working in many different class settings over the years, Giuseppe focused this class on a small size so that it can be personal and intimate. When we constructed the kitchen and dining area everything was geared towards eight persons. We cannot accomodate a group larger than eight, and we feel that is part of what makes it a special day!
Gluten free, Vegetarian and special requests
We are happy to accomodate dietary requests. Gluten free is a frequent request, and as long as we are aware in advance, we can create a menu that meets those needs, without you feeling like you compromised either the cooking or the dining experence!