Description & Review directly from our guests : ... And the whole experience was made all the more enjoyable by Vincenzino who is naturally an entertaining storyteller, experienced and opinionated chef, and dedicated to giving you a fruitful experience. The kitchen we cooked in is stunning with blue tiled kitchen walls and excellent cooking equipment. He makes you feel at home and the dining setting is unbeatable - overlooking the mountains and shoreline of the Amalfi coast in a magical garden, an unforgettable dining experience (wine included!). We would definitely recommend Vincenzino to people of all cooking skill levels and would love to go back to learn more! Oh, and lastly.. the food was simply divine....
Description & Review directly from our guests : ... “Fantastic day with Chef Vincenzo!” We loved our cooking class with Chef Vincenzo and highly recommend it. He had been enthusiastically recommended by a friend -- and we couldn't agree more. It is truly a hands-on experience where you do the work...which means you actually learn how to do it. We would absolutely do it again and recommend it to anyone!
Description & Review directly from our guests : ... We love cooking Italian food together at home, but nothing compares to walking the streets of Ravello to pick out the fish of our choice in the morning and then spending the rest of the day cooking, learning and eating some of the best food we've ever had. And all of this while being guided and taught by Vincenzino, who shared his home and his techniques with us all day long. All 4 of our dishes were spectacular and we look forward to wowing our friends back home, although we'll miss the fresh ingredients that Vincenzino picked from his garden that day! Mike and Keith
Description & Review directly from our guests : ...“Superb cooking course on the Amalfi Coast” Had a wonderful and special day with Vincenzino in Ravello. It was so much more than a cookery course. It started with a visit to the fishmongers where we chatted to the owner about what fish was fresh that day. We opted for fresh anchovies (so fresh you could eat them raw in the shop!), local mussels and sea bass. Whilst doing, we resolved the worlds dietary dilemmas. Then on to the private kitchen located in a garden, where we carried out the cookery course. The course was very hands on which we loved. It was as much about learning the techniques (pairings, chopping skills, use of olive oil) as it was about preparing the 5 course meal we were about to devour. At all times, Vincenzino capably adapted to our cooking interests and skill level. The meal on the garden was unforgettable. The best way to describe this course is: a tailored, hands on cookery, Mediterranean culture course and private dining experience combined. Vincenzino is a real character: theatrical (in a good way) and very passionate. I've done many cooking classes and this was no doubt the best I have done to date. Highly recommended!
Description & Review directly from our guests : ...“Fantastic experience starting with our meeting with Vincenzino and choosing what we would like to cook using fresh ingredients from the local fish shop and fruit shop. An experience in itself.The food was delicious --- fresh, healthy and incredibly tasty. It was a ton of fun eating the three course lunch we had prepared and chatting with the chef. This was definitely a highlight of our trip -- and I would absolutely do it again and recommend it to anyone!
Description and review directly from our guests : “Our day with Vincenzo!” If you do nothing else while vacationing on the Almalfi Coast, set aside a day to spend cooking with Vincenzo. This was easily my favorite experience of our trip. My husband and 24 year old son met Vincenzo in town and after a nice conversation we set out shopping for our meal. Stopping at the small local fish market We, along with Vincenzo selected what we thought would be a great meal then proceeded to his garden to prepare and cook the most outstanding meal we ever made. He taught us all about the local foods and had us prepare recipes that can easily be translated to our American kitchens. We then sat down to a wonderful meal complete with wine and dessert! He videoed us and had us take notes so we were sure to remember our lesson and have great memories.. Bravo Vincenzo and thank you for making our time in Ravello fantastico. We have already made meals the Vincenzo way at home and hope we can go back and visit again.
Description and review directly from our guests :.. “An authentic cultural experience more than merely a cooking class” We were lucky enough to have spent a wonderful day with Chef Vincenzino during our recent travels to Italy. If your idea of meditereanian cooking is cream, butter and cheese, this may not be for you. But if you are interested in experiencing the local culture first hand and cooking with fresh, locally grown ingredients, I highly reccomend this class. it is a lovely, authentic experience which is worlds removed from the tourist traps one can so easily fall in when visiting a foreign country. Unless you have an uncle in Italy who also happens to be an excellent chef, you cannot do better than this class. ...
Description and review directly from our guests :..We had SUCH a great day cooking with Vincenzo! The location is absolutely spectacular and his cooking is extraordinary. He gets you into the kitchen, chopping and dicing and preparing fish -- and then he feeds you what you've learned to make....course after course! He teaches you about every aspect of what you are creating and if you have questions, he answers each one. We had a wonderful, memorable day with Vincenzo. It was a special splurge while we were on the Amalfi Coast, and it was worth it! Highly recommended !
Description and review directly from our guests :.. “Exceptional experience!” I have been to other cooking classes in the states but this was absolutely the best. Chef Vincenzino met my husband and I ( we were his only guests so it was very private) at the office in Ravello then proceeded to visit a local fish market to purchase FRESH fish for our meal. We walked to his garden located near the Villa Maria overlooking the coast with exceptional views and beautifully furnished. Chef explained the meal and our "duties" for the preparation. This was so hand-on for both my husband and I; we were grateful for his knowledge and expertise of Italian cooking learning much about proper heating, NOT stirring but being "gentle" with the process. His patience, attentiveness and meticulousness were beyond compare. Our time passed too quickly although we spent nearly 5 hours with him. We'll definitely return for another and looking forward for your next cookbook, Vincenzino!
Description and review directly from our guests :..“Cooking with Vincenzo in Ravello” ... We had SUCH a great day cooking with Vincenzo! His location ( a kitcken in a private garden ) is absolutely spectacular and his cooking is extraordinary. He gets you into the kitchen, chopping and dicing and preparing fish -- and then he feeds you what you've learned to make....course after course! He teaches you about every aspect of what you are creating and if you have questions, he answers each one. We had a wonderful, memorable day with Vincenzo. It was a special splurge while we were on the Amalfi Coast, and it was worth it! Highly recommended!