Cooking in the vineyards makes a perfect recipe

Discovering a new region involves meeting new people, visiting beautiful monuments, discovering the culture and of course, devouring the cuisine of the region.

At Wine Paths we bring you the splendid opportunity to learn the best kept secrets behind traditional and gourmet dishes from popular chefs or veteran cooks from the finest wine regions of the world. Discover the cuisine of these places as you try your hand at elaborate menus designed especially for you and pair your freshly prepared meals with the finest wines!

So, pick up those knives and tighten your aprons to discover some of the best cooking classes we offer amidst the setting of gorgeous vineyards.

Sicilian Country Life and Pizza Lesson in Sicily, Italy

In this activity, you will learn how to prepare Sicilian bread and pizza (sfincione) with traditional ingredients like pecorino cheese, olive oil and sardines. For lunch, pizza and hot bread with olive oil and oregano will be served. In the afternoon, you will go on an archaeological walk with our local tour guide through the countryside and its magnificent nature.

Private Cooking and Wine Pairing Experience in Loire Valley, France

Discover the best fruits and vegetables, the tastiest cheeses, breads, spices etc. Be a part of an exclusive private hands-on cooking class followed by a 3-course meal, paired with local wines. Learn how to select your products, to elaborate your menu according to the season. Enjoy a tour and wine tasting at a local domain of dry, medium dry, sweet and sparkling Vouvray.

 

Cooking & Wine Experience on Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy

The classes will take place in the large typical kitchen which was her mother’s “kingdom” and where Monica Consoli learned all the secrets of traditional good cooking. Each lesson lasts about 3 hours with a final lunch that consists of the dishes made during the cooking class.

Foodies Journey through the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia

You’ll get a whole new perspective on the concept of ‘Paddock to Plate’ in this tour. Spend time in the kitchen with the chef; cooking in a wood fire oven, with wood collected from fallen timber on the property. Try your hand at curing olives grown on the farm, create handmade sausages in natural skins, make mouth-watering gnocchi, master the art of sourdough bread, learn ways to cook with olives and olive oil, or successfully roast and make great coffee - all with a glass of local wine in hand.

 

Michelin Star Cooking Class in Tuscany, Italy

Your private Michelin star chef cooking class begins when the chef arrives at your accommodations with grocery bags overflowing with the freshest, tastiest local ingredients Tuscany has to offer. You can choose ahead of time to focus on traditional Tuscan, revised Tuscan, vegetarian or all-organic cuisine. Once your meal is prepared, you will all sit down to feast on your creations together.

Cooking Class at Otahuna Lodge in Canterbury, New Zealand

Enjoy a cooking class at Otahuna Lodge. This culinary adventure is a cornerstone of the Otahuna experience. A three-hour, hands-on cooking lesson with Executive Chef Jimmy McIntyre provides an overview of the philosophies behind the Lodge’s celebrated food and wine programme. Classes incorporate time in Otahuna’s organic potager garden and offer a chance to learn first-hand cooking techniques in our kitchen.

 

Cooking Class in Mendoza, Argentina

Cooking classes are a unique and rich experience: together, we share and celebrate the passion and traditional flavours of the Cuyo Region (which includes the wine-making provinces of Mendoza, San Juan, San Luis and La Rioja). Classes take place in select, high-end wineries in Mendoza (Lujan de Cuyo, Maipu and Uco Valley). They last for approximately 3 hours.

Cooking Class at Restaurant Charlemagne in Burgundy, France

The chef Laurent Peugeot was a pupil of Burgundy starred chefs who taught him French gastronomy and respect for taste and a culture of discipline towards excellence. You will experience cooking in the kitchens of the restaurant with a member of Laurent Peugeot’s team during which you will prepare two recipes. At the end of the class you will enjoy lunch at the chef’s table in the kitchen.

 

Mediterranean Tapas Workshop in Catalunya, Spain

Learn hands-on, while preparing a variety of traditional and creative tapas using only the finest ingredients found in the local markets in this exclusive workshop. Discover the unique flavors and ingredients of the Mediterranean cuisine through the elaboration of different combinations of tapas. Finish off this gourmet experience pairing your tapas with organic wines and cava.

Gourmet Cooking Class with a Chef in Cognac, France

In this cooking class, you will be greeted by the chef with coffee: take a seat to discuss the menu of the day. Then push up your sleeves, tie your apron and follow the actions of the chef as you prepare a 3-course gourmet lunch: peel, chop, slice... you will learn how to achieve the perfect result with his help.

Choose one of the above exclusive cooking classes or contact one of our local travel experts to get a bespoke tour tailor-made for yourself in your wine region of choice!

 

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