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Taste the Flavors of Italy

Taste the Flavors of Italy

Experience Italy
Event Dates:

21-27 Sep 2021, April 21-28 2022 and Oct 21-27 2022

Price: $1,499.00 / £1169.00 / €1,350.00 per person
Plus 4,000 points for a Club Suite at Palazzo Catalani Resort

Event Overview
If you are a food and wine lover, then our newest Club Event in Italy is the perfect choice! You will enjoy a week of discovery, taking cooking classes and becoming immersed in Italy’s culinary delights and native traditions. This gastronomic escapade will introduce your palate into a world of Italian flavors and Mediterranean ingredients, with our stunning resort of Palazzo Catalani as your base. You will find your foodie heaven!


Day 1 – Arrival Day
Upon arrival at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci Airport, you will transfer to Palazzo Catalani Resort where you will be greeted by the friendly resort team. After check-in, your afternoon is at leisure. In the evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail with Antonella, the Resort Manager, and a presentation of the activities that lie ahead before enjoying your evening meal in the restaurant.

Day 2 - Bread, Pizza and Cheese
This is the first day of cooking classes, and you’ll begin by learning the art of preparing bread, pizza and cheese.
The class includes:

  • - dough preparation for bread and pizza with natural yeast
  • - preparation of cheese curd
  • - coffee break
  • - cheese-making (caciotta and ricotta cheese)
  • - preparation of various types of pizza and bread, using sesame seeds, olives, rosemary and aubergines
  • - brunch

In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ceramics of Viterbo and admire Medieval- and Renaissance-era artifacts of the 14th century. We will also take in a ceramics laboratory and enjoy the illustration and production processes in turning clay into decorative pottery. You will be invited to create your own art which will be delivered to you at the resort. The evening’s dinner is at Palazzo Catalani Restaurant.

Day 3 - Wine
After breakfast, we will head for the Trebotti Farm in Teverina where an extraordinary tour awaits within the vineyards and olive groves. We’ll see a cellar and the wine production and grape working areas before tasting the wines the final products. Enjoy a light lunch with organically-produced food before heading to the Muvis Museum in Castiglione in Teverina, a unique museum built on the old Vaselli wine cellars. Here, the wine production history blends with a current-day-socio-anthropological experience! Enjoy dinner at Palazzo Catalani Restaurant.

Day 4 - Pasta and Olive Oil
Today is all about pasta and olive oil, and here is a peak at what the cooking class will include:

  • - buffet breakfast
  • - preparation of pasta
  • - dough preparation for egg pasta (fettuccine and tortelloni with ricotta and beef)
  • - coffee break
  • - preparation of different sauces including beef ragù, amatriciana and carbonara

Later in the day, we will visit “Il Paradosso” olive oil mill to admire a mill built in 1856 and to taste varieties of olive oil. We will also visit the World War II Museum and the Viterbo Underground, a network of tunnels dug from volcanic rock. The day will wind down with dinner at Palazzo Catalani Restaurant.

Day 5 - Chocolate
After breakfast, we will have a wine and cheese experience followed by a memorable chocolate experience. We will start in the museum to discover the history and curiosities of chocolate before the highlight of chocolate tasting and then, explore the chocolate factory itself to see where the Perugina’s delights are created. After lunch, we enjoy the school of chocolate, a two-hour lesson where Perugina shares its lifelong passion and its creative art with all chocolate lovers! Then, we return to Palazzo for a dinner.

Day 6 - Italian Desserts
On the final day of your Italian cooking master class, what else but...desserts! This class includes:

  • - preparation of bases for pastry, puff pastry, sponge cake and custard
  • - coffee break
  • - preparation of cream and fruit tartels, chantilly cream cake, puff pastry apple rosettes, and tiramisù

In the afternoon after brunch, we take in a honey production farm where you’ll experience the production process and enjoy a honey tasting session. The day ends with our farewell dinner at Palazzo Catalani Restaurant accompanied by live music and the presentation of our cooking participation certificates.

Day 7 - Farewell to Palazzo Catalani
This morning, you will be transferred from the resort to Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome for the journey home.

This event can accommodate a maximum of 12 people.


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