Fresh and Sicilian: The Healthy, Tasty Roots of Sicilian Cuisine

About halfway between Palermo, on the north coast of Sicily, and Agrigento, on the south, lies one of the island’s premier wineries and cooking schools – Regaleali, which has been in the family of Count Lucio Tasca since 1830. The almost 3,000 acre Regaleali estate and its cooking school draws culinary professionals from around the world and is practically self sufficient, producing most of the vegetables, fruits, wheat, olives, cheeses and meats used in the classes.

In the charming country kitchen of Le Case Vecchie, immersed in the vineyards, you will learn to make authentic Sicilian dishes like sarde al beccafico (pan-fried fresh sardines) and arancini, the breaded rice balls consumed all over Sicily as a snack. Cooking lessons will be held daily under the expert guidance of the school’s director, Fabrizia Tasca Lanza, an art and food historian who is the daughter of acclaimed cookbook writer, Anna Tasca Lanza.

Choose from a 3-night or a 5-night package that includes accommodation in a room with private bath. Each hands-on lesson will feature seasonal ingredients produced on the estate and will end with a delectable meal paired with some of Tenuta Regaleali’s exquisite wines, and each day will include an additional tour of the surrounding area.

The package includes:

3-Day Cooking Course includes:

    • 3-night stay at Le Case Vecchie in a room with private bath; NO air conditioning
    • 3 hands-on cooking lessons over the course of three days
    • 8 meals over the course of the three days
    • Winery Visit and Tasting of Regaleali wines
    • 2 tours of the surrounding area

5-Day Cooking Course includes:

    • 5-night stay at Le Case Vecchie in a room with private bath; NO air conditioning
    • 5 hands-on cooking lessons over the course of five days
    • 14 meals over the course of the three days
    • 4 tours of the surrounding area
    • Winery Visit and Tasting of Regaleali wines

Cooking courses are group lessons and participants are both Select Italy and non-Select Italy clients.

This package does not include bus transportation, tour escort or any services not explicitly listed in the “Package Includes” section above. If you are looking for an escorted group tour, please contact us.

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