Pesto & Focaccia
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
PESTO & FOCACCIA
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Virtually travel to the region of Liguria to master Pesto alla Genovese and Focaccia in a private cooking class with a chef, live from Italy
Learn how to master the emerald tresures from the Liguria region of Italy. This stunning coastline is home to the five colorful fishing villages of Cinque Terre. In each of the villages, you will find quaint shops, winding streets and smell the freshness and briney sea air.
In this vegetarian cooking class, you'll learn how to make three Ligurean classics. First, you'll start your class with dough making. This simple but oh-so-delightful dough will create two masterpieces - traditional focaccia that you often think about - crunchy, crispy but soft and salty bread. And the second... the legendary Focaccia di Recco. Little known outside Italy, this thin cheese stuffed focaccia will be a new favorite.
While your focaccia is becoming magic, you'll move on to your Pesto Genovese. Fresh, bright and herbaceous - pesto genovese is the flavor of summer. This pesto, we have heard from a huge group of clients, is the best pesto you will have ever tasted. This green treasure will be the base sauce for your Pesto Pasta Genovese, the typical Ligurian dish found on nearly every restaurant menu in the region. Trofie shaped pasta nestled with potato and green beans makes for the perfect canvas for your emerald beauty to shine.
This fully private virtual cooking experience is perfect for anyone looking to use the bounty of their garden or make classic vegetarian Italian dishes in their own kitchen. Enjoy the private coaching with a chef, joining you live from Italy. Share stories, learn some Italian, get private coaching and perfect your bread-making in this cooking class that will forever be in your favorite memories.
Complimentary 20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready for your cooking class
2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished chef who lives where the recipe originated
Personalized step-by-step coaching
An awesome and authentic meal
Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience
Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!
The Chef & The Dish Certified Tested Class
What You Get
**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy. If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply. Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.
Meet The Chef
Michelin star restaurant chef having worked for Michelin restaurants in over 5 cities, graduated top of class from ALMA University
Chef Carlotta Martinelli lives in the south of Italy in the town of Bari. She began cooking at a young age with her nonna and fell in love with the rich traditions of pasta-making on the streets of her historic town. Since then, she graduated top of her class from what's consider the world's most prestigious Italian culinary university - ALMA, the International School of Italian Cuisine located in Parma, Italy.
This whiz-kid, went on to work for several Michelin Star chefs in Rimini, Padua, Milan, Rome, London - and her native region, Puglia. She was most recently responsible for all seafood at the famed Due Camini. After 4 years of working towards the prized Michelin Star, they won it in 2018.
Carlotta believes food is a passport of which, you can travel the world. She's excited to bring you to her hometown of Bari, Italy in her cooking classes with The Chef & The Dish.
Cooking Class Menu
The base price of this class is $799 USD which allows up to 10 households in the class. Each additional household is an additional $79 USD. Small Group and Multiple Class discounts are available. Please note, additional days and times may be available. Looking for private 1:1 classes? Explore here.