Gozo Cooking Class & Market Visit

Victoria, MaltaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by George Larry

4 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 8 people
Italian cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food

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.
Other things to note
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.

I can arrange a pick up and back from/to the Gozo ferry terminal if you are coming from the main island of Malta.
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…

What's included

  • Food
    Wine and water

Meet your host, George Larry

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 52 Reviews
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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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From £39
/ person
Tue, 3 Aug
£39 per person
10:00 - 14:00
Join 3 other guests
£39 per person
Tue, 10 Aug
£39 per person
10:00 - 14:00
Join 3 other guests
£39 per person
Tue, 24 Aug
£39 per person
10:00 - 14:00
Join 2 other guests
£39 per person
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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 52 reviews.

Hikari
June 2021
It was so amazing experience!! レシピはちゃんと家庭でも作れる簡単でヘルシーなもので美味しい!日本でも作りやすいです🍳 開放的なキッチンでGeorge やスタッフさんといろんなお話をしながら、終始アットホームな雰囲気で楽しめました。 1人参加でしたが、他のゲストもいて一緒に料理できたのは何より素敵な体験でした!
Madalena
October 2020
Great experience! Aside from the very thoughtful cooking class, George also takes you on a walk through the neighborhood to get to know local businesses and stories. It was lovely and I recommend it to anyone!
Robert
September 2020
Very personal cooking class experience with George, a local cook who also owns the restaurant where the cooking class took place. We recommend this tour if you want to cook examples of the typical Maltese kitchen while getting to know George, a few local producers and buildings, as well as the stories behind them. Thank you George.
Very personal cooking class experience with George, a local cook who also owns the restaurant where the cooking class took place. We recommend this tour if you want to cook example…
Yvonne
August 2020
If you‘re ever on Gozo, George‘s cooking class is a superb way to spend your time! The food was great, we all learned a lot not only about the preparation of Gozitan dishes but also about the Gozitan way of life. George is an expert and a lovely host. Shout out to Milica, his helper in the kitchen, as well, for being so nice to all of us. Needless to say, I can highly recommend this activity.
If you‘re ever on Gozo, George‘s cooking class is a superb way to spend your time! The food was great, we all learned a lot not only about the preparation of Gozitan dishes but als…
Stephanie
August 2020
We as a family had a great time with George and his employee Milica. We cooked fantastic food, went shopping, had a small sightseeing tour and could talk about Gozo a lot. Highly recommended. George is a great host.
Claudine
July 2020
Georges a véritablement su s'adapter aux circonstances et en particulier au fait que je venais avec mon petit fils (11 ans). Il a ensuite fait preuve de beaucoup de bienveillance, en parlant lentement en anglais. Enfin, son approche de la cuisine est à la fois très professionnelle et avec un sens du goût. La petite pause au marché l'a confirme, à la fois dans le choix des produits et dans ses relations avec les producteurs. Bref, un seul regret: ne pas avoir pu aller dîner dans son restaurant, mais notre programme était chargé ! Next time....
Georges a véritablement su s'adapter aux circonstances et en particulier au fait que je venais avec mon petit fils (11 ans). Il a ensuite fait preuve de beaucoup de bienveillance,…

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3 available
  • Tue, 3 Aug
    10:00 - 14:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £39 per person
  • Tue, 10 Aug
    10:00 - 14:00
    Join 3 other guests
    £39 per person
  • Tue, 24 Aug
    10:00 - 14:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £39 per person

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
Vegetarian
Fish allergy
Peanut allergy
Pescatarian
Shellfish allergy
Tree nut allergy

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.

What to bring

Their own knives if they have (not needed)

Curiosity about food culture and history