of the Week-end Cooking Course
the afternoon arrival at the Agriturismo Caravanserai. On request
transfer service with private air-conditioned coach is available
from and to the airports of Ancona-Falconara, Perugia, and the Railway
Stations of Civitanova Marche and Tolentino.
Aperitif and introduction to the weekend course.
8.00 pm Rich dinner with different antipasti, primi
piatti (pasta's) and secondo (maindish). Wine tastings
of Italy's Marche Wines, among which the Verdicchio, the Rosso Piceno
and the famous L'Acrima di Morro D'Alba. Throughout the course the
wines will be discussed and tasted in more occassions and forms
an integral part of the course.
Tranquil awakening in the peacefull agriturismo.
8.30 am Breakfast with wide choice (coffee, tea, milk, fresh bread,
butter, home made marmelates, fruit of the season, eggs, cheese,
10.00 am First cooking-class in the restaurant of Agriturismo Caravanserai:
we will discuss and try the kitchen utensils used during the cooking
classes, the basic elements of the Italian kitchen, how to choose
and value the ingredients, we will visit the big kitchen-garden
and orchard at the property, and learn about the basic vegetables
and herbs used in the Italian kitchen.
1.00 pm Light lunch prepaired together during the morning cooking-class.
Afternoon at leisure. You might like to relax by the swimming pool
or stroll through the grounds of Caravanserai or have a small siesta.
5.00 pm Second cooking class: how to compose a menu. For example
a menu composed around a special bottle of wine. Different snacks
and tastes that accompany your guests in a journey of flavours by
you imagined and realized. Or a traditional Italian menu with fantasy
as an important ingredient to re-interpret the classic, without
exaggerating. For a Sunday lunch, or a lunch with friends in the
8.00 pm Rich dinner that we prepared together during the second
cooking class, with wine tastings and conversations.
8.30 am Breakfast.
10.00 am Third cooking class, deepening of the discussed matters
1.00 pm Sunday
lunch at the property of agriturismo Caravanserai with conversations
and reflections on the course.
Afternoon at leisure.
Late afternoon: farewell and departure.
description of the course
The maximum number of people for the cooking course group is eight,
to guarantee our guests a personal entertainment and a good service,
and to give them the possibility to customize their holiday as much
as possible. The courses are held at Agriturismo -Farm Holidays
Caravanserai, the biological azienda produces it's own Extra Virgin
Olive Oil and has 2000 fruit plants with thirty different varieties
of apples and further pears, apricots, prunes, peaches, figs etc.
The vegetables and herbs that come from the big biological kitchen-garden
are used for the cooking courses and in the restaurant of Caravanserai.
The property is situated on top of a hill, surrounded by woods,
olive groves and vineyards with a beautiful view over the Chienti
Valley and the Sibillini Mountains. It is the ideal place to relax,
it has a beautiful swimmingpool, grazing horses and a small wooden
play-house for children. The azienda exists of four stonebuild (the
pietra rosa) houses from the 17th Century, devided in
four Holiday Apartments for a total of 20 persons. Furthermore it
has the restaurant, reserved esclusively for the guests, situated
in the former stables, a reading room, a cantina where
to taste wines and enjoy conversations and music, a laundry room,
a separate part with the animals and the house of the owners. The
nearest town is Serrapetrona, about 2 km. Less than 10 km are Camerino,
San Severino and Tolentino. In 10 min. you can reach the highway
Civitanova Marche (direction Adriatic sea) – Foligno (direction
Umbria). Ascoli Piceno, Urbino and Assisi are less than 100 km,
Siena and Florence 200 km.
& What is included
of the restaurant
and foto's of the accommodation