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Sicilian cooking experience with a local chef provided by Smile And Food

Sicilian cooking experience with a local chef

Sicilian cooking experience with a local chef
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    2h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The activity will be in groups and will last about 2 hours. We will start with a welcome aperitif, with bruschetta, cheeses, cold cuts and a good glass of Sicilian wine. Then we will begin to put our hands in the dough. We will proceed with the preparation of fresh pasta, such as tagliatelle and ravioli filled with ricotta. Then we will prepare an excellent "Alla Norma" sauce with fried aubergines, tomato sauce and salted ricotta. Finally prepare me the classic Sicilian dessert the "Cannolo" with ricotta cream! We will end the experience at the table where you and your friends will share the dishes prepared together and enjoy your meal!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian
What to expect
  • The activity will be in groups and will last about 2 hours. We will start with a welcome aperitif, with bruschetta, cheeses, cold cuts and a good glass of Sicilian wine. Then we will begin to put our hands in the dough. We will proceed with the preparation of fresh pasta, such as tagliatelle and ravioli filled with ricotta. Then we will prepare an excellent "Alla Norma" sauce with fried aubergines, tomato sauce and salted ricotta. Finally prepare me the classic Sicilian dessert the "Cannolo" with ricotta cream! We will end the experience at the table where you and your friends will share the dishes prepared together and enjoy your meal!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • The activity will be in groups and will last about 2 hours. We will start with a welcome aperitif, with bruschetta, cheeses, cold cuts and a good glass of Sicilian wine. Then we will begin to put our hands in the dough. We will proceed with the preparation of fresh pasta, such as tagliatelle and ravioli filled with ricotta. Then we will prepare an excellent "Alla Norma" sauce with fried aubergines, tomato sauce and salted ricotta. Finally prepare me the classic Sicilian dessert the "Cannolo" with ricotta cream! We will end the experience at the table where you and your friends will share the dishes prepared together and enjoy your meal!
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 65215P2
Call +65 6670 9674
Important information
Inclusions
  • The home made lunch during the experience is "all inclusive"
  • The wines, the beer and the limoncello offered during the experience are inclusive
  • During the tastings at the market and after lunch, the coffe or tea and cappuccino are all inclusive
  • The homemade dinner is "all inclusive"
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Alloro, Via Malta, 47, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Lis. Translators
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • The home made lunch during the experience is "all inclusive"
  • The wines, the beer and the limoncello offered during the experience are inclusive
  • During the tastings at the market and after lunch, the coffe or tea and cappuccino are all inclusive
  • The homemade dinner is "all inclusive"
Departure details
  • Alloro, Via Malta, 47, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Lis. Translators
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Popular mentions

5.0
21 reviews
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James H
1 contribution
My parents had a great time! They really enjoyed the cooking course, I really recommend it!! Thank you again for everything!
Written 26 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Guido
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1 contribution
We went to visit the Ortigia foodmarket with Alessia. She showed us all the amazing food and wine that the market had to offer. As Alessia grew up with this market, she knew everybody there, which made the experience even more wonderfull. We tasted everything, had a few glasses of wine and enjoyed the nice company of Alessia. We absolutely definitely recommend the tour.
Written 23 September 2021
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Joseph M
Montclair, NJ6 contributions
Aug 2021
We loved our market visit and cooking with Alessia. She expertly guided us through the food market of Ortigia and the preparation of a wonderfully authentic meal based on some of our own culinary preferences. Alessia has a very warm and engaging manner, and we enjoyed her stories and explanations of Sicilian food culture just as much as the cooking experience.
Written 13 August 2021
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Christopher H
1 contribution
Oct 2020 • Couples
Alessia was the perfect guide to show us the Sicilian ways of cooking and the large variations of world class delicacies you can find in lovely Ortigia. She was super communicative, reliable and knowledgeable. One could see that this world is her home and passion, by her way of showing the food on the market as well as preparing it in the perfect kitchen setup. You might get some special treatment as she is friends with several shop owners. She was very proud to share her food and the stories and went out of her way to give us the best experience we could imagine. We also received a large collection of her recipes.
Thank you so so much Alessia!!
Written 24 October 2020
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Ruth
8 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Perfect , Alessia is incredible . She knows so much about food and she has the necessary respect of ingredients and their Quality .
Written 6 October 2020
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K O
6 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Alessia immediately put my mind at ease and explained at great length about how individualistic she makes each tour. The tour felt seamless and we learned about the local traditions and selections at the market, while sipping on wine and trying samples.

Once we had determined what we wished to cook for our meal, we began to walk to her personal kitchen, showing us sites and giving us recommendations along the way.

She was thoughtful and it really felt like we were immersed into the experience with how well known she is within the community, having been a fish monger before becoming a chef.

As for the cooking, she was very patient with me and my clumsy hands and explained each of the proper ways to prepare each ingredient, and what those methods added to the dish. Cooking off the liquid of the pumpkin and THEN adding salt in order to retain texture and flavor was one lesson that sticks to mind.

She is also delightful and was mind enough to send me a few recommendations and recipes after the tour.

Highlight of my journey to Siracusa.
Written 6 October 2020
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Claudia C
2 contributions
Mar 2020
Mum and I had a great time with Alessia. She took us to the colourful market first and then kindly and patiently guided us through the cooking stages.Por meal tasted delicious! She is so lively and loves sharing every detail with you. Truly Siciclian adventure. Recommended!
Written 10 March 2020
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Mark O
3 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Lovely day spent eating, drinking and cooking in Syracuse. Alessia speaks very gd English and has infectious enthusiasm. She would make a great tv chef. I thought finishing the cannoli was a bit simplistic and it wd've been gd to do the cases. In fact I have just done cannoli for the first time and they worked out very well. Wd do it again.
Written 3 November 2019
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Tom P
Pepperell, MA29 contributions
Oct 2019
Fresh simple ingredients make for the best meals. Alessia's cooking class was a great add-on to our Italy vacation. Who could ask for more than a personally guided tour through the Ortigia market by a second-generation fishmonger and chef followed by a home-cooked meal? A great time!!
Written 1 November 2019
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PeggyVW
Minneapolis, MN87 contributions
Sep 2019
Touring the Ortigia market, sampling local products, and having firsthand experience making typical dishes greatly enhanced our appreciation for Sicilian food and traditions!

After sampling a wide variety of local meats, cheeses, and other products, we wandered the market and chose ingredients to use for our class. Alessia welcomed our questions and suggestions for what we wanted to cook and learn. She taught us how to make arancini, prepare calamari, make classic Sicilian tomato sauce, create an eggplant dish, and tackle prickly pear fruit. We learned so much in just a short time, and the final results were so delicious!!!

Alessia's information and guidance were excellent, and she's fun and engaging. My husband and I had a great day with her!!!
Written 28 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: Smile And Food
slickvik242
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Excellent time
This was the first cooking class I ever signed up for. This was more than a class, it was an experience. We started
cheersmichelle
cheersmichelle
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Soooo much food
Alessia was great, sweet, funny and knows everything about Silcilian food. The food we tasted was great from local
Warren P
Warren P
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Amazing fun and time - well worth it
What a great time - she met us in the market and we had an amazing tour and snack and wine - then we bought the ing
lsaporito95
lsaporito95
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The best experience in Ortigia
Alessia does such a wonderful job and has titled her business appropriately, because you will Smle all the time you
332smp
332smp
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Unique cooking experience
We had a great day with Alessia. Shopping in the market of ortigia and cooking in her kitchen. Alessia was happy to
E3647OAsandya
E3647OAsandya
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Down to earth Sicilian food
Looking for a cooking class with a difference, then this is the one you need to book.You start at the local produce
Simon R
Simon R
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Wonderful Sicilian Food Experience in Ortigia
Thank you Alissia for a fantastic day. We loved our visit to the Ortigia market. The plater from the deli was delic
michellewQ4793JH
michellewQ4793JH
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Disappointed
We spent a lovely day with Alessia going to the market and cooking a meal together. Alessia assured me I did not ne
Jess L
Jess L
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Excellent food tour!
My husband and I had a fantastic food tour and really fun day with Alessia. Like a dunce, I didn't plan ahead, but
janetalawrence
janetalawrence
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Damiano's the nicest!
We went on a wine tour with Damiano after we did an excellent cooking lesson with his wife Alessia and learned that
Anne W
Anne W
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Amazimg
It was just the best , highlight of our visit . book a course with Alessia we loved it ! Food market , made mozzare
Warren P
Warren P
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Incredible host and must do fun
I had the incredible opportunity to spend my 50th bday in Italy and one of the best days was with Alessia on her ma
cerc56
cerc56
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Unbelievable food!!
Our experience with Alessia was terrific. We were on a tour with Globus and this was one of our excursions. It wa
2016mgreen
2016mgreen
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A wonderful food and culture experience with the wonderful Alessia
We decided to book a cooking experience with Alessia for one of the days of our three day visit to Siracusa, and wh
TCento
TCento
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Felt like we were cooking with family
My family of 4 had a cooking lesson with Alessia to make pizza. Not only did we make pizza but we made bread, volta
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