Join Chef Massimo in Taormina as he leads you through a guided market tour in our Shop With The Chef Tour showcasing Sicily’s colorful foods. After the market tour, everyone returns to the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class.
Visit the fruit & vegetable vendor to find out what’s in season and the fishmonger to choose the best fresh catch of the day in Taormina’s historic fish market. Pick up the ingredients for your hands-on cooking class while learning about the local in-season products, Massimo’s family recipes and traditions.
Next, head into the kitchen for your hands-on cooking class featuring Sicilian specialties such as Ricotta-stuffed zucchini flowers, a rainbow of fresh sautéed vegetables such as peppers, eggplant and zucchini caponata, stuffed artichokes with Chef Massimo’s secret stuffing recipe, fresh egg pasta and either a fish, meat or vegetarian main dish such as involtini, rolled stuffed beef, local fish cooked Taormina-style, or polpette, meatballs.
Each hands-on cooking class includes the preparation of a full Sicilian menu including a typical Sicilian dessert. Lunch follows featuring the foods prepared in class and is accompanied by local Sicilian wines, dessert included.
Cooking Class and Market Tours are available Monday to Saturday and begin at 9:00 am and located in the center of Taormina.
IMPORTANT: for the 4:00 pm event, the tour of the local market will not be available.