Culinary tour in Campania
Vineyards and cuisine in the Gulf of Naples.
A private gastronomic tour or shore excursion starts by being picked up at the location of your choice: port, train station or hotel. At the end of the tour, we’ll bring you back to your desired location. A day in an Italian kitchen is a unique experience offered to travelers who want to know about the wine culture and cuisine of the Gulf of Naples.
Our driver will wait for you in an established place to start your culinary tour.
Arrival at the vineyard is around 9:30 A.M. A member of the family, generally the owner of the vineyard responsible for the culinary lesson, will take tourists on a stroll through the vegetable garden for the harvesting of seasonal products to be used in the dishes. The biological vineyard has an European certification, is located in ‘’ Lacrima Christi’’ territory at the foot of Vesuvius, overlooking the scenic Gulf of Naples, Sorrento Peninsula and Capri. The territory boasts 65 acres of vineyards and 60,000 bottles of various wines which are produced and sold. We we’ll offer a brief description of the land, the harvest, fermentation, ageing of wine, filtering, bottling and a final introduction of different wines during the taste tour. Then a culinary lesson of typical recipes of the Gulf of Naples area follows.
Pasta dish: ravioli of Capri with caciotta cheese, Ravioli, pomodorino del piennolo of Vesuvius.
First dish: Neapolitan ‘’ parmigiana’’ of eggplant. (if there is time we’ll also share recipes with ‘’ravioli’’ or eggplant).
Dessert: lemon cake
You will be served a welcome drink ‘’Spumante rosè Capafresca’’ with bread cooked in a wood oven, olive oil and sweet vinegar. Guests will be hands on and cook dishes from ‘’ravioli’’ to parmigiana following the chef’s instructions. During lunch, the taste tour starts with white wines and rosè of 2014, red wines of 2013, red wine reserve of 2009, apricot liquor and a final dessert.
The whole experience lasts about 4 hours, but our guests can stay in the vineyards, walking and relaxing during the afternoon. Only by special request can an afternoon tour and lesson be arranged and it starts at 14:00 P.M.