Cruising the Amalfi Coast Weekend Workshop
During this weekend at Parkdale, our Italian food tutor Chico Francesco will bring alive some of the Amalfi Coast’s finest foods that this coastal region has to offer. The Amalfi has been a focal point for some of Italy’s most interesting and celebrated foods. Chico will also include foods from neighbouring Sicily and Sardinia, drawing in their distinctive culinary identity from the islands Moorish past.
On the course you may make dishes such as Lemon & Herb Pasta, Black Pepper & Almond Biscotti, Hot Sicilian Sauce, Baby Cauliflower & Quorn Pommarola and Basil & Lemon Rice. Chico will also teach you how to make perfect Italian breads using the traditional biga and poolish techniques.
As well as making these delicious dishes Chico will talk about the origins and authenticity of the style of eating and why southern Italians eat their pasta dry. He will also discuss regional ingredients including why Lemoncello is the official liquor of the Amalfi Coast, chickpea flour is uniquely used in mistos and the Moorish influences on ingredients such as chilli flakes and cumin being distinctly used in pasata from this region. Chico even shares one of his secret family recipes with you.
The highlight of Chico's weekend is the Saturday evening meal which he hosts in our dining room. Not only will the group enjoy the day's food together but Chico will be sharing his stories from his travels along the Amalfi Coast and beyond.
ITINERARY FOR CRUISING THE AMALFI COAST & BEYOND WEEKEND WORKSHOP
9am - 9.30am Registration and coffee
9.30am - 12am Demonstrations & Talk
12pm - 2.30pm 1st Practical Workshop
2.30pm - 3.30pm Lunch & Break
3.30pm - 6.30pm 2nd Practical Workshop
6.30pm Break & Refreshments
7pm - 10.30 pm Dinner
9am Coffee on arrival
9.15am - 11am Demonstrations & Talk
11am - 2.30pm Practical Workshop
2.30pm - 3.30pm Lunch & Finish
Please note accommodation is not provided as part of this course but a list of nearby hotels you can stay at is available here.
Some Comments from Our Previous Students:
Jacquie from Worcester, "Very enjoyable, a really good experience. Excellent tuition from tutors who were really professional and approachable."
Dates to be confirmed