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ArancinoMaking-The Sicilian Streetfood

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 21 reviews.Taormina, ItalyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Stefano

2 hours
Italian
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Making an Arancino is just like fine art creating and not all cooks can do it.
Therefore you will find Arancino Making extremely interesting and enjoyable. Our Chef will follow you step
by step teaching you the basics for making exquisite sicilian Arancino, from the cooking of rice to the
stuffing and final frying and it will be great fun for you and your family

Stefano's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.

What's included

  • Food
    Dinner with many Arancini
  • Drinks
    Water, Wine and Soft Drinks
  • Equipment
    Apron and Certificate of Attendance
From £48
/ person
Tue, 7 Jul
18:30 - 20:30
£60 per person
£60 per person
Wed, 8 Jul
18:30 - 20:30
£60 per person
£60 per person
Thu, 9 Jul
18:30 - 20:30
£60 per person
£60 per person

Meet your host, Stefano

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 21 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Since 10 years ,I offered the possibility to take Cooking Classes at my restaurant "Porta Massina" in Taormina. Courses are aimed at both beginners and experts, and provide the opportunity for entertaining experiences, which are both educational and unique to their kind. I'm a Molecular Biologist and a Chef. I love Cooking and my first Teacher was my Grandmother. After 15 years of experience in Hotels and Restaurants in 2008 i cook for my family Restaurant.
I love trasmict my knowledge and sicilian tradition trough our Cooking Classes.
I m a Wine and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Sommelier
Since 10 years ,I offered the possibility to take Cooking Classes at my restaurant "Porta Massina" in Taormina. Courses are aimed at both beginners and experts, and provide the opportunity for entertaining experiences, which are both educational and unique to their kind. I'm a Molecular Biologist and a Chef. I love Cooking and my first Teacher was my Grandmother. After 15 years of experience in Hotels and Restaurants in 2008 i cook for my family Restaurant.
I love trasmict my knowledge and…
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Where you'll be

You will be at Restaurant Porta Messina, one of the most popular Restaurant in Taormina and a unique location next to the original Medieval Wall of the city

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 21 reviews.

Laura
December 2019
The class was taught on a plastic collapsible table using a hot plate and their were a bunch of extension cords on the ground that could have easily been tripped over. Cooking with a giant pot of hot oil in this way felt unprofessional and unsafe.
The class was taught on a plastic collapsible table using a hot plate and their were a bunch of extension cords on the ground that could have easily been tripped over. Cooking with…
Blain
December 2019
Come ready to learn and do. We were handed aprons and immediately got to work. It was such a fun and interesting experience. Our chef shared his stories and we learned the origins and regional differences in Arancini. Our 'little' oranges came out perfectly and we enjoyed sharing our success with the pasta class that was also learning in a very comprehensive class.
Come ready to learn and do. We were handed aprons and immediately got to work. It was such a fun and interesting experience. Our chef shared his stories and we learned the origins…
Monique
December 2019
This was a very fun evening and even better than we expected! We had been looking for a vegetarian version on the street to no avail. Decided we should learn how to make our own and Stefano had a whole assortment of inspired vegetarian options for us. Loved the stories about this food history.
This was a very fun evening and even better than we expected! We had been looking for a vegetarian version on the street to no avail. Decided we should learn how to make our own a…
Claire
October 2019
Truly a delight! Stefano, the head chef, didn’t teach our class, but Giovanni, the sous chef, did. He was clearly SO passionate about cooking and arancino. He shared about the history of arancino and how their origin is contested, but he’s from Catania so he has to say they’re from there. He had a cooking station set up on the restaurant patio so we didn’t melt in the kitchen heat and got to enjoy the weather outside. As a vegetarian, I deeply appreciated how much care he took to make sure I had options and nothing I cooked got contaminated with meat; everything was separated out for me and I got to use the fryer before the meat ones went in. I made 6 huge arancini which was more than enough. It was really fun to make, and the dinner was lovely with free wine and a limoncello shot. I would highly recommend this experience for a very friendly host and fun time!
Truly a delight! Stefano, the head chef, didn’t teach our class, but Giovanni, the sous chef, did. He was clearly SO passionate about cooking and arancino. He shared about the hist…
Katharina
September 2019
Wir hatten einen wirklich schönen und leckeren Abend! Vielen Dank dafür :) Das Rezept werden wir auf jeden Fall zuhause nach kochen!
Isabelle
September 2019
A big thank you to Stefano you were so patient, full of great information and the best teacher. We would highly recommend this class to anyone!

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 3 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

You will prepare with your hands many and many Arancini. You will cook the rice, fill all arancini as you like and then you will fried it with your hands. Prepare to eat the Real Sicilian Street food

What to bring

A Great Desire To Have Fun