Walk Description

Cucina Napoletana is an immersion in Neapolitan cuisine from the market to the table and a unique opportunity to experience a home-based cooking lesson. We will spend five hours together with our Alberto, a culinary expert, who will first lead us through one of the bustling markets found in the center of Naples, then at his house, to share the secrets of Neapolitan cuisine. There, he will lead us through a cooking lesson before we all sit down to enjoy the fruits of our labour.

In the market, our docent will explain the local seasonal products of vegetables, fruit, and seafood and we will get a personal experience of the lively and colorful character of Naples and Neapolitan cuisine. From the market, the docent will accompany us to his house, right in the centre of Naples, where we will whet our appetites with an aperitif prepared by him before beginning on the cooking lesson using the ingredients we bought in the market. This experience provides a rare chance to be inside the home of a native who willingly shares his passion and love for his native cuisine learned through 20 years of experience.

Once we have finished cooking we will sit down to a convivial lunch with a menu based on traditional Neopolitan cuisine such as paccheri alla ricotta di bufula, zucchine alla scapece, and tiramisu' al limoncello, paired with wine from the Campania region.

Cucina Napolitana will not only give you a knowledge of the cuisine of Naples but also a hands-on experience of the techniques and customs involved, as well as the warm hospitality of the locals. The docent will prepare the recipes for you to take home.

Note: For private groups, there is an additional 20 euro per person charge for each additional person beyond the 430 euro base price, which is for a group of up to 3 people.

Please note that for private groups we can do seafood menus for an additional €10 per person, just specify this preference when placing your order and you will be charged accordingly.

Please note any food allergies or intolerances in the Special Requests box or your Travel Notes. Even in a small group we can work around restrictions (no gluten, no dairy, vegetarian, no seafood, etc), especially if notified in advance.

Duration: 5 hours
Category: Cuisine
Additional Costs:
  • Food and Wine (Cucina Napoletana) - €30.00 (mandatory)

    This additional charge for wine and food needed during the lesson will be calculated automatically in your shopping cart.

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    Alberto Serino

    Alberto Serino is an expert on Neapolitan life, culture and history. After a decade of experience as a swimming coach, in contact with international level athletes, in 2007 he began working with the cultural association Fine Arts as a tour guide on Naples, Capri, Amalfi Coast, Ischia and Procida.
    He also leads small groups through unusual itineraries away from the crowds on Capri and Amalfi Coast.
    He has developed over the years a great passion for the local cuisine and now organizes cooking classes and tours related to food and wine of Campania region.
    In his spare time he likes to share cycling rides with like-minded followers to discover the typical places of historical and scenic interest.