Cooking Class followed by Dinner with Mariangela

Are you on a visit to Milan and wondering how will you pack so many souvenirs for all your friends back home? Or perhaps you’re a resident of the city and are looking for a new refreshing activity to do on your day off? In either case, we have the answer for you. Sign up for a cooking class with Mariangela at Cascina Cuccagna.

Here are the top reasons why you should sign up for this class:

1. Cooking skills make for a great souvenir.

When in Italy, learn to cook as the Italians do. Sure, there will one too many Italian restaurants around the block from your home, but there’s no better Italian food than the homemade kind. Learn the traditional recipes and surprise your friends back home by throwing them an authentic Italian themed dinner party.

2. Cooking is therapeutic.

For those who reside in the city, and have had a hectic work week, it is vital to do some de-stressing activities on your day off. Cooking has proven to have therapeutic effects on people, especially when you are making something you love to eat. This class offers the opportunity to learn the traditional Italian recipes and cooking techniques that have been passed down generations in Italian families. This unique learning experience will revitalize any food enthusiast, and give you a chance to reconnect with your roots.

3. You get to interact with fellow food enthusiasts.

This class is conducted by Mariangela, a Sicilian woman who has been enamoured by the culinary arts ever since she was a child. Mariangela grew up watching her mother and grandmothers preparing wonderfully delicious meals for their family, creating art in the kitchen. She took inspiration from these amazing women in her life and realized her passion for cooking. At Cascina Cuccagna she runs her own cooking school, “The Cucinista” where she passes on her love & skills for Italian as well as international recipes. Being in this class will allow you to not only interact with Mariangela but all other students who have come in with similar excitement to exchange recipes, trivia and skills.

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4. There’s dinner.

That’s right. You aren’t just following instructions and cooking up a small portion enough to take a photograph for your social media. This cooking class is followed by a dinner which allows you to taste all the varieties that have been prepared during the class, plus additional delicacies by Mariangela. This is a great bonding and networking opportunity.

5. It’s located in an 18th Century Farmhouse.

Cascina Cuccagna is a charming 18th-Century farmhouse, that has been restored to a modern functional space that preserves the old-world beauty. Located in the centre of Milan, this farmhouse serves as space for the community to promote cultural and entertainment activities. Easily accessible and a hub of cultural activities, this is the perfect place to unwind and mingle with like-minded people.

3 High-End Food Experiences Worth Investing in Milan

Milan will never fail to take you by surprise when it comes to offering distinctive experiences. While there’s a lot you can do in the city on a budget, there are also quite a few experiences that tip the scales over onto the expensive side. It may not be possible to try all of them, but here’s our list of 3 high-end food experiences that will be totally worth your buck.

1. Enjoy a culturally rich dinner at a Milanese museum

If are have fascination with discovering local culture, and the history behind it, it’s likely you will visit some renowned museums of Milan. While on your culture trip, it is worth experiencing a unique dining experiences within the walls of these museums. One of the museums that offers such an immersive affair is the Mudec – the Museum of Cultures.

Two Michelin star Chef Enrico Bartolini, offers ‘Contemporary Classic’ taste at his restaurant located on the third floor of Mudec. Make a reservation in advance and be prepared to shell out €200 for a food experience you will never forget!
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2. Attend a Food Festival

Milan is host to a variety of eminent festivals be it fashion, film or food. Taste of Milano, a favorite amongst the locals is dedicated to Michelin Starred Chefs. This annual event takes place in May, and offers high end cuisine with food tastings, cooking shows and masterclasses. This festival is a great way of treating yourself to some extraordinary food prepared by these talented chefs at a reasonable price. Tickets to the festival are priced at €16 usually (excluding any food charges).
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3. Indulge in a meal with a view

There’s definitely something magical about eating  whilst you overlook the entire city, and what better way to wait for your meal that to get lost in an enchanting view? Milan sets the bar high and offers quite a few restaurants you can choose from to indulge in a meal with a view. A local favorite, fairly new on the scene is Ceresio 7 Pools & Restaurant. Located on top of Enel Building, the venue presents panoramic views of the city’s skyline. Dinner for two will chime in at roughly €140.

Another option would be yet another restaurant housed in the premises of a Museum. Terrazza Triennale – Osteria con Vista, housed on the terrace of La Triennale di Milano, overlooks the Sempione park and makes for a perfect date night venue with dinner for two costing approximately €100.
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