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North: Private cooking lessons with the Tasca family

A TASTE OF TASCA

The Thinking Traveller (Think Sicily) has been working with the Tasca family in one way or another since 2004, mainly through renting their fantastic aristocratic home in Palermo, Villa Tasca. If you're into your wine, you may well be familiar with the Tasca families award-winning wine, produced under the name of Tasca d’Almerita. It is the ladies of the family, however, who have carved out a name as culinary experts.

The Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School has been running for over 24 years. First started by Anna Tasca Lanza in 1989, the idea was to spread Sicilian home cooking to America. Within several years Anna went on to publish several books on Sicilian cuisine and toured the world promoting a taste of Sicily with her daughter Fabrizia. Since 2006 Fabrizia has been working with the cookery school and after Anna passed away in 2010 she has continued to teach people how to cook Sicilian classics.

The Thinking Traveller are delighted to offer Fabrizia’s cookery courses to clients and we have a range of one day options available. The courses take place at Case Vecchie on the Tasca d’Almerita wine estate of Regaleali, approximately 1hr 10mins from Cefalu and 1hr 30mins from Palermo or Catania.

On the course you’ll learn how to cook country staples and aristocratic favourites using produce from the garden or nearby farms.


Lessons and prices

Cooking class followed by lunch with Tasca d’Almerita wines included:

  • €200 per person for up to five people 
  • €180 per person for six or more people*

*For groups 8+ people, one driver eats for free

  • 10am welcome and aperitif 
  • 10.30 to 12.30 cooking class
  • 12.30 lunch


Optional add-ons

  • Visit local shepherd and cheesemaker - (allow two hours, after lunch) €30 per person
  • Guided tour of the Tasca d'Almerita winery and tasting - (allow one hour, after lunch) €30 per person.
  • Guided tour of the Tasca d'Almerita winery & Dinner at the historic Case Grandi winery - €60 per person.
  • Guided tour of the Tasca d'Almerita winery, Tasting & Dinner at the historic Case Grandi winery - €75 per person 




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In acting in the capacity of an agent on behalf of the provider, your contract will be with that provider and will be subject to their standard terms and conditions, and it will not form part of your contracted holiday arrangements with us. Any complaint (including any allegation of breach of contract or negligence) should be taken up with the excursion/activity provider directly. We will do our best to assist you, but will have no liability in relation to the performance of that contract.

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