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SHORT BREAKS COOKING : ITALY COOKING VACATIONS

Learn great Italian cooking
. . . relax and enjoy the beauty of Lake Garda

Lake Garda the largest of the Italian lakes, sits at the foot of the Alps, in one of the most beautiful areas of southern Europe. Being only 30 kilometres from Verona, 100 kilometres from Milan and 130 kilometres from Venice it is well placed for road, rail and air travel and makes a wonderful place for a vacation or a short break, especially a short break learning and enjoying Italian cooking with an expert like Chef Andrea Messini as your teacher.

The Lake's natural scenery, full of colours, surrounded by the Dolomites of Brenta in the north and the gentle slopes of the Morainic hills in the south makes a great place to stay. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate lemon trees, oleanders, magnolias and bougainvillaea grow throughout the area, whilst the cultivation of vineyards and olive groves produces good wines and olive oil.

Walking leisurely around the small village centres, going on a boat trip, exploring the surroundings in a wide choice of itineraries are the best ways of enjoying the lively atmosphere of the lake and the beauty of the landscape.

Lake Garda is also the ideal base for visiting some of the historical cities like Verona, Brescia, Mantua, Trent and Venice . . . experience an evening performance of the opera in the Roman arena in Verona.

Lake Garda

  COOKING CLASSES LAKE GARDA ITALY  

Le Gemme di Artemisia is a restaurant on the shores of Lake Garda whose owners Andrea and Lara Messini, as well as running a superb restaurant, also provide cooking classes which are taught by Chef Andrea. The cooking classes are organised for between two and six people, so that everyone gets personal attention, in the restaurant kitchen. Choosing from different topics, you will enjoy spending several hours with the chef learning about Italian food, cooking a menu, as well as sharing opinions and ideas, tasting wines and having lunch.

Basic course
Hands-on cooking class / sample of the preparations: traditional italian Food, Bread, Bruschetta, Ciabatta, antipasti, pasta-ravioli, tagliolini, tortelloni, Risotto and dolci (desserts).

  • Welcome with an Italian Breakfast (cappuccino and pastry) on our terrace overlooking the lake
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Lunch which includes a bottle of wine, a bottle of water, coffee or cappuccino

Each student will have a personalised folder with the recipes. At the end of the lesson the students will receive a culinary diploma signed by the chef and a personalised CD with cooking class pictures.

Intermediate course
A four course meal with more difficult to prepare recipes.

  • Welcome with an Italian Breakfast (cappuccino and pastry) on our terrace overlooking the lake
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Lunch which includes 2 different bottles of wine, a bottle of water, coffee or cappuccino

Each student will have a personalised folder with the recipes. At the end of the lesson the students will receive a culinary diploma signed by the chef and a personalised CD with cooking class pictures.

Advanced course
Italian culinary evolution. Preparation of a 5 course set menu (starter, soup, pasta, main course, dessert

  • Welcome with an Italian Breakfast (cappuccino and pastry) on our terrace overlooking the lake
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Lunch which includes 3 different bottles of wine, a bottle of water, coffee or cappuccino

Each student will have a personalised folder with the recipes. At the end of the lesson the students will receive a culinary diploma signed by the chef and a personalised CD with cooking class pictures.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, AVAILABILITY AND PRICES EMAIL info@legemmediartemisia.it

COOKING TOURS

Basic Cooking Tour One:
For a minimum of 2 people

  • 2 days cooking class (basic)
  • Lunches included
  • complimentary breakfast upon arrival
  • culinary diploma signed by the chef
  • personalised CD with cooking class pictures
  • visit to the Olive Oil Museum and tasting

Basic Cooking Tour Two:
For a minimum of 2 people

  • 2 days cooking class (basic)
  • Lunches included
  • complimentary breakfast upon arrival
  • culinary diploma signed by the chef
  • personalised CD with cooking class pictures
  • visit to the Amarone Wine estate and tasting (5 different wines including Amarone and Recioto)
  • One Gala dinner with a 4 course set menu in the restaurant

One Day Special Cooking Tour:
For a minimum of 4 people

  • Morning cooking class in the restaurant and lunch
  • Afternoon cooking class in the wine valley
  • Visit with wine tasting of Amarone, Recioto and Valpolicella wines
  • Countryside Dinner in “Cantina” with the wine maker

WINE TASTING TOURS

Garda

  • For a minimum of 4 couples
  • Duration 2 hours
  • A selection of 3 wines of the lake district served with little bites and lake trout Bruschetta

Amarone

  • For a minimum of 6 people
  • Duration 2 hours
  • A selection of 4 wines of the Valpolicella including cheese tasting, Amarone and Reciot

Venetian Treasure

  • For a minimum of 10 people
  • Duration 3 hours
  • A selection of 5 special wines from Veneto plus cheese platter, including Risotto lessons and tasting

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, AVAILABILITY AND PRICES EMAIL info@legemmediartemisia.it

  LAKE GARDA SUGGESTED LAKE GARDA ACCOMMODATION  

Enjoy the quietness of El Casal

El Casal is an apartment (it belongs to Lara's parents) just 10 minutes walking distance from the restaurant with a stunning view of the lake

El Casal is located between Albisano and Torri del Benaco. It has its own parking place, terrace and garden overlooking the lake and a stunning view from each room.

Facilities:

  • private parking place
  • living room, bedroom, bathroom
  • hair dryer
  • fresh linen and towels
  • wi-fi (3GB)
  • outdoor swimming pool (from mid June to mid September)
  • Breakfast included in the price

Entrance to the apartment is independent from the main house

  LE GEMME DI ARTEMISIA  

Le Gemme DI Artemisia, described as atelier del gusto which literally translated means workshop of the taste . . .

Le Gemme DI Artemisia is the restaurant run by Chef Andrea Messini and his wife Lara, and where the cooking classes are held.

Le Gemme DI Artemisia

Le Gemme DI Artemisia is a private villa with an exclusive fine dining restaurant. It is located on the hillside of Albisano, only five minutes drive from Torri del Benaco, a small village on the west coast of Lake Garda. The restaurant is noted for its privacy and quietness and for being surrounded by the beautiful landscape. The restaurant which utilises three rooms at three different level is, because of its privacy, very exclusive. As well as the three different dining rooms there is also an outdoor terrace where guest can enjoy al fresco dining in the summertime . . . with an astonishing view of the entire lake.

Le Gemme DI Artemisia

  CONTACT DETAILS  
Andrea and Lara Messini
Ristorante Le Gemme di Artemisia - Atelier del Gusto
Via Corrubio 18,
37010 Albisano di Torri del Benaco
Verona
Italy
Telephone:
+ 39 045 24 28 622
Mobile:
+ 39 348 750 46 33
+ 39 349 671 49 50
Email:
info@legemmediartemisia.it
legemmediartemisia@gmail.com
Web:
www.legemmediartemisia.it
Skype contact:
gemmediartemisia

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