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.
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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.
3 types of Ligurian speciality pasta dishes. “Mandilli de Sea” ( “Silk Handkerchiefs”) - Lasagna type pasta with Pesto…
Welcome drink- Prosecco or Fruit juice, Wine, water, Coffee.
Pasta machines: one for each person. Pasta cutting tools and equipment. Aprons, Recipes by email.
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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.
Things to keep in mind
If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
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Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also consider that consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry,…
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
The menu and what will be eaten is suitable for vegetarians. Please let me know of any dietary restrictions.
Como Pasta Lab