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Gozo Cooking Class & Market Visit

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 43 reviews.Victoria, MaltaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by George Larry

4 hours
Italian
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a brand new experience where I would like to share some cooking from my childhood memories. In my cooking class guest will be given the opportunity to discover and make some traditional Maltese recipes. This is a hands-on activity where guests will be expected to roll up their sleeves and participate in the preparation of some genuine home-made cooking.

The cooking class will also include a visit to the main square which used to be the main source of food shopping. We will purchase fresh produce needed for our cooking class. This can include a visit to a cheesemonger, fish hawker, and butcher.

Recipes will vary from one day to another as some guest might want to come on more than one day. Therefore on Monday/Wednesday we plan to make our own savoury snacks such as pastizzi, a Gozitan ftira, and traditional nougat. On Friday we will do some traditional home cooking classics such as Sfineg ta' l-Ancova (anchovy fritters), Bragioli (beef olives), and Mqarret (date diamonds). We might even do some other recipes from our menu at Maldonado Bistro below.

After cooking we will enjoy the fruit of our endeavours as a lunch accompanied with some water and wine.

Guests will be given a copy of all recipes as well as a food souvenir to take home.
This is a brand new experience where I would like to share some cooking from my childhood memories. In my cooking class guest will be given the opportunity to discover and make some traditional Maltese recipes. This is a hands-on activity where guests will be expected to roll up their sleeves and participate in the preparation of some genuine home-made cooking.

The cooking class will also include a visit to the main square which used t…

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What's included

  • Food
    Wine and water
From £42
/ person
Mon, 20 Jul
10:00 - 14:00
£42 per person
£42 per person
Fri, 24 Jul
10:00 - 14:00
Join 2 other guests
£42 per person
£42 per person
Mon, 27 Jul
10:00 - 14:00
£42 per person
£42 per person

Meet your host, George Larry

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 43 Reviews
  • Identity verified
As founder and owner of Maldonado Bistro in Gozo, I have constantly made it my own personal mission to use food as a vehicle to create experiences. I have always been fascinated with peoples' curiosity to food and its relationship to culture. This is how one truly experiences a destination and makes that desired discovery. In 2017 I set up a new open kitchen above Maldonado Bistro to create more personal experiences where people can meet, discuss food and culture, and get a closer view of the food scene in Gozo. I present my experience as a restaurant owner, local, foodie and friend.

I love to travel myself. There is no better way to experience different places and cultures but through food and drink. As a local and long time resident on Gozo, I am trying to do my part in reciprocating by offering my own view on our local food and wine
As founder and owner of Maldonado Bistro in Gozo, I have constantly made it my own personal mission to use food as a vehicle to create experiences. I have always been fascinated with peoples' curiosity to food and its relationship to culture. This is how one truly experiences a destination and makes that desired discovery. In 2017 I set up a new open kitchen above Maldonado Bistro to create more personal experiences where people can meet, discuss food and culture, and get a closer view of the fo…
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Where you'll be

The cooking class will be carried out in my open kitchen situated above Maldonado Bistro.

The experience includes a walking visit to the main square to purchase fresh local produce needed for the cooking class.

The open kitchen is fully-airconditioned. Seating is also available.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 43 reviews.

Mary
March 2020
This cooking class was fantastic! My family was unfortunately late thanks to horrendous traffic leaving Valletta, but we were able to make it to class and missed almost nothing (because they waited for us, which went above and beyond expectations!). Going to the local food shop was really special, and as I am a vegetarian I loved that I could customize the dishes we cooked to suit my dietary restriction. This experience was one of my favorite parts of being in Malta!
This cooking class was fantastic! My family was unfortunately late thanks to horrendous traffic leaving Valletta, but we were able to make it to class and missed almost nothing (be…
James
March 2020
Just a fabulous experience. Enjoyed the class so much that we returned that evening for dinner at George's restaurant, which was itself awesome (everything was good, but would kill to have more of the bread!)
Annie
December 2019
What a fantastic way to spend the day. We came over on the ferry and George picked us up. You could really tell that George had a passion for his restaurant, staff, local produce, history of the area and providing excellent service and food. The cooking experience was fun and delicious. George also went above and beyond to help us find a local driver to show us around Gozo before catching the ferry back to Malta. Thank you for a great experience that we will treasure forever.
What a fantastic way to spend the day. We came over on the ferry and George picked us up. You could really tell that George had a passion for his restaurant, staff, local produce,…
Fabian
December 2019
I bought the experience for my parents as a Christmas present. Although they are not fluent in English they both really enjoyed the class with Larry and came back with tons of stories to tell! Thanks, Larry, for this nice experience.
Stephen
December 2019
We had an amazing time from beginning to end, it was a fun informative day. George handled dietary restrictions with ease. Totally recommend this!
Sara
December 2019
We had such a wonderful time with George and Chef Graham. It was incredible from the history of the dishes to the walk to local vendors. We ended up visiting them again during our stay. It was all very unique and I gained so much knowledge. I would highly recommend this experience and I look forward to attending another in the future. Thank you!!
We had such a wonderful time with George and Chef Graham. It was incredible from the history of the dishes to the walk to local vendors. We ended up visiting them again during our…

Choose from available dates

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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.
Soya-free
Shellfish allergy
Pescatarian
Fish allergy
Peanut allergy
Tree nut allergy
Vegetarian

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 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

It is important to inform me of any food allergies and/or intolerances you might have. I can adapt the cooking class if I am informed in advance.

What to bring

Their own knives if they have (not needed)

Curiosity about food culture and history