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FOOD & WINE CLASS at Michele and Lotta's

Pisa, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Michele

2.5 hours
Italian
Up to 4 people
Hosted in German, English, Spanish, Finnish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish

What you'll do

Would you like to be able to surprise your friends with a real Italian home-cooked meal?

Come and try an unconventional cooking class with a young, fun, international couple.

We invite you to our home in the heart of Pisa, where, together with Michele, you will cook two typical Italian recipes, one main dish and a dessert. You will get to participate during the preparation and Michele will show and explain everything step-by-step, while telling you a little bit about the history behind the dishes.
Lotta will be there to give translation help if needed and she will choose a good wine to go with the meal and give you a short lesson in wine tasting, before we all sit down at the table to taste the final result of the lesson. At the end we will say goodbye while sipping a real Italian espresso!

Menu examples:
Main dishes: pasta alla carbonara, pasta alla norma, parmigiana di melanzane, ribollita, caponata, polpette al sugo, sarde a beccafico...
Desserts: tiramisù, cannolo siciliano, cantuccini toscani, cheesecake al bicchiere, torta della nonna...

We will inform you about the exact menu after your booking, but you can still come with requests (e.g. if you have any allergies or you want to prepare something in particular). You will also get a printed version of the recipes to take home with you.
Other things to note
If you have any questions or special requests (regarding the menu, the booking calendar, allergies ecc.) don't hesitate to contact us!
Would you like to be able to surprise your friends with a real Italian home-cooked meal?

Come and try an unconventional cooking class with a young, fun, international couple.

We invite you to our home in the heart of Pisa, where, together with Michele, you will cook two typical Italian recipes, one main dish and a dessert. You will get to participate during the preparation and Michele will show and explain everything step-b…

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What's included

  • Food
    One main dish (pasta, meat or fish) and a dessert
  • Drinks
    Water, wine and coffee
From $44
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Michele

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Michele, I was born in beautiful Sicily and now I live in Tuscany since more than 6 years.
When I was little I loved to stay in the kitchen and watch my mother and grandmother cook fantastic recipes, recipes that I now prepare, adding my own twist to them.
I have worked in various kitchens both in Italy and abroad, learning about different flavours and cooking methods, which you also can see in my dishes.

My girlfriend Lotta will also take part in the cooking class, she shares the same passion for good food and especially good wine.
Lotta comes from Finland but her heart is in Italy. She's an expert in tourism and especially foreign languages (she speaks 8!) and she is also studying to become a sommelier.

Ps. To see more of Micheles recipes follow him on Instagram: silver_mike_
My name is Michele, I was born in beautiful Sicily and now I live in Tuscany since more than 6 years.
When I was little I loved to stay in the kitchen and watch my mother and grandmother cook fantastic recipes, recipes that I now prepare, adding my own twist to them.
I have worked in various kitchens both in Italy and abroad, learning about different flavours and cooking methods, which you also can see in my dishes.

My girlfriend Lotta will also take part in the cooking cl…
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Where you'll be

We will welcome you in our small but cozy home, located right in the centre of Pisa, not far away from the train station and about 15 minutes from the Leaning Tower.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Simone
October 2020
Today we went to lotta and michele's lunch. There was pasta with pesto and tiramisu and it was prepared everything in their appartment. It was fantastic. Most of the time they cooked themselves and explained to us what they do, sometimes we could also do something ourselves. They were telling something about the menue, for example how the pesto was "invented". While we were cooking there was a great wine tasting. It was not only tasted, but also explained how to taste properly. The food was excellent and michele and lotta are incredibly sympathic. They also kept telling a little bit about italy and finally accompanied us to town. We would go to lotta and michele again and again, it was just great.
Today we went to lotta and michele's lunch. There was pasta with pesto and tiramisu and it was prepared everything in their appartment. It was fantastic. Most of the time they cook…
Lina
October 2020
It was a special expirience to dive into the cozy house atmosphere with two super nice, open minded people! We had a wonderful evening with Lotta and Michele! We learned a lot of new things and felt like we were invited to friends! We highly recommend this event!!!
It was a special expirience to dive into the cozy house atmosphere with two super nice, open minded people! We had a wonderful evening with Lotta and Michele! We learned a lot of…
Arturo
August 2020
Michele and Lotta were exceptional hosts!! My girlfriend and I spent a really good time with them. They didn't just let us get their kitchen dirty but they also encourage us to keep doing it! XD the cooking lesson and wine tasting were super interesting but what made this experience outstanding was the personality and charm of both of them. They are a lovely couple and the atmosphere in their house is super warm and welcoming. Grazie mille! ;) Hope to see you again soon somewhere in the world!
Michele and Lotta were exceptional hosts!! My girlfriend and I spent a really good time with them. They didn't just let us get their kitchen dirty but they also encourage us to kee…
Natalie
August 2020
The cooking class was really educational and the food, like the wines, were lovely. But what made this the highlight of the day are the hosts. Michele and Lotta are amazing at what they do and I can only wholeheartedly recommend that you'll learn a thing or two from them. Or just enjoy a great meal with even greater company. :)
The cooking class was really educational and the food, like the wines, were lovely. But what made this the highlight of the day are the hosts. Michele and Lotta are amazing at what…
Andréa
July 2020
They were amazing ! It was a really really nice experience, they are such a lovely couple. Michele is an amazing cook and Lotta is really good sommelière and we learn a lot from them ! We were immersed in an Italian culture especially in Sicilian culture, and we learned some anedoctes from the Nonna (Italian grandma). After a really good dinner, we walked in Pisa to the tower, and they gave us good spots in the city. I strongly recommend it !
They were amazing ! It was a really really nice experience, they are such a lovely couple. Michele is an amazing cook and Lotta is really good sommelière and we learn a lot from th…
Soleeh
July 2020
It was a great experience overall. Michele is an experienced cook. We are not only learning about cooking but also a bit of history and culture behind it. It was very interactive and we have a lot of fun! In the we get some intros about wine tasting and a fancy dinner.
It was a great experience overall. Michele is an experienced cook. We are not only learning about cooking but also a bit of history and culture behind it. It was very interactive a…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Fish allergy
Egg-free
Soy-free
Shellfish allergy
Vegetarian
Pescatarian
Dairy-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.