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Como Pasta Lab

Erba, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Anna

3.5 hours
Italian
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We’ll have a welcome drink on arrival, then we’ll put on our aprons, roll up our sleeves and get straight into the pasta- making. While the pasta rests, I’ll show you how to make a homemade ricotta type cheese for the ravioli filling. Afterwards, we’ll move on to the pesto, walnut and mushroom sauces, these are the sauces for the 3 Ligurian speciality dishes.
-“ Mandilli di Sea” ( “ Silk Handkerchiefs”) -Lasagna type pasta with Pesto sauce.
- “Pansotti alla Salsa di Noci “ - Ravioli with ricotta and spinach in a walnut sauce.
-“ Taglierini ai Funghi” - Fine- cut tagliatelle in a tomato and wild mushroom sauce.
The next next stage involves the “tirare la sfoglia” - (the rolling out of the pasta), the cutting, the filling and the shaping. You’ll learn 5 or 6 different pasta shapes.
After we’ve prepared our trays of freshly made pasta, we’ll cook and eat the pasta dishes with a glass of wine around the the table and then to finish off, there’ll be a surprise sweet and a traditional italian moka coffee.
Other things to note
The menu and what will be eaten is suitable for vegetarians.
Please let me know of any dietary restrictions.
We’ll have a welcome drink on arrival, then we’ll put on our aprons, roll up our sleeves and get straight into the pasta- making. While the pasta rests, I’ll show you how to make a homemade ricotta type cheese for the ravioli filling. Afterwards, we’ll move on to the pesto, walnut and mushroom sauces, these are the sauces for the 3 Ligurian speciality dishes.
-“ Mandilli di Sea” ( “ Silk Handkerchiefs”) -Lasagna type pasta with Pesto sauce…

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What's included

  • Food
    3 types of Ligurian speciality pasta dishes.
    “Mandilli de Sea” ( “Si...
  • Drinks
    Welcome drink- Prosecco or Fruit juice,
    Wine, water,
    Coffee.<br...
  • Equipment
    Pasta machines: one for each person.
    Pasta cutting tools and equipmen...
From $72
/ person

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 78 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born in Liguria, Italy, but brought up in England in a family of Italian restauranteurs and caterers. This background nurtured my passion for cooking and at the age of 13, I was a regional winner and finalist of “The Young Cook of the Year Competition” held at the Savoy Hotel, London, where I served up “Pasta alla Salsa di Noci” ( Pasta in a Walnut sauce). My pasta-making experience grew over the years as I was involved in the start-up of “Pasta Italiana”, my parents’ home-run pasta- making business, (lasting for 20 years), where I learnt to make fresh pasta and sauces based on traditional recipes handed-down from my grandmother who lived in Liguria. Now I live in Como, run and teach my own English courses and I am an Airbnb Superhost and I would love to share my pasta-making passion with anyone who adores pasta like me.
I was born in Liguria, Italy, but brought up in England in a family of Italian restauranteurs and caterers. This background nurtured my passion for cooking and at the age of 13, I was a regional winner and finalist of “The Young Cook of the Year Competition” held at the Savoy Hotel, London, where I served up “Pasta alla Salsa di Noci” ( Pasta in a Walnut sauce). My pasta-making experience grew over the years as I was involved in the start-up of “Pasta Italiana”, my parents’ home-run pasta- mak…
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Where you'll be

We will conduct the pasta workshop in my “Lab” - a basement workshop space, which will be set up with large tables to provide ample working space, pasta machines, tools, equipment and a seating area where you’ll be able to taste your delicious pasta creations.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 78 reviews.

Leonardo
October 2020
Ottima esperienza, abbiamo imparato in breve tempo a preparare tanti tipi di pasta e abbiamo 'testato' il nostro lavoro mangiandola tutti assieme accompagnandola con gli ottimi sughi preparati da Anna. Consigliata agli amanti della cucina!
Nina
September 2020
Had a great class with Anna, who took a lot of time to make sure that we had an amazing cooking experience. The pasta tasted delicious and we take home great memories and recipes :)
Mark
September 2020
Anna is perfectly bilingual in English & Italian. Ambience is very welcoming and Anna quickly abolishes any sense of awkwardness and treats her guest with a real sense of familiarity. Pasta was fun to cook & we look forward to trying out the recipes at home. Covid-wise, Anna and us wore masks at all times whilst cooking and sanitizer was readily available.
Anna is perfectly bilingual in English & Italian. Ambience is very welcoming and Anna quickly abolishes any sense of awkwardness and treats her guest with a real sense of familiar…
Laura
September 2020
We had a wonderful time at Annas Pastalab! Anna has a gift of making a wonderful atmosphere while diving into pasta making. Her compassion towards pasta and cooking from scratch made the whole experience very special. We would highly recommend Anna and her Pastalab. The homemade pasta was also very delicious.
We had a wonderful time at Annas Pastalab! Anna has a gift of making a wonderful atmosphere while diving into pasta making. Her compassion towards pasta and cooking from scratch m…
Ryan
September 2020
This experience was well worth it. Anna welcomed us into her studio and taught us something of Italian culture and helped us to make a great memory. We arrived by bus from Como and Anna greeted us at the bus/train stop just a few minutes from her Studio. Anna had been prompt in all plans and communications. She treated us like we were friends and was genuinely interested in us and our stories and she willingly shared hers. We started with a glass of prosecco and then dived into pasta making. Anna guided us and made us laugh as we endeavored to make something somewhat comparable to Italian pasta. As we cooked, Anna talked some about the history of the dishes and their ingredients. We were so fully after eating our pasta we didn’t eat again until dinner.
This experience was well worth it. Anna welcomed us into her studio and taught us something of Italian culture and helped us to make a great memory. We arrived by bus from Como and…
Benedicte
September 2020
Activité ludique et créative en compagnie de la chaleureuse Anna, avec qui vous apprendrez de précieux conseils pour réaliser vos pâtes maison!

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 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.