AMALFI COAST AND POSITANO CULINARY ADVENTURE
7 Days | 6 Nights
Available April through October
Positano is affectionately referred to as “The Pearl of the Coast”. It is located in one of the most beautiful valleys along the sapphire blue Amalfi Coast. Known for its deliciously abundant cuisine, favorite dishes are prepared of fresh fish and meats, influenced by the ocean and local farming. Specialties include fried anchovies with mint and garlic, spaghetti with clams and additional pasta dishes and meats used for tantalizing mixed grills – all sourced fresh from the sea or local pastures.
Day 1 – Luxury Car Service for All Transportation
This tour begins and ends with our limousine service partners utilizing air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicles with English speaking drivers for your comfort and convenience. From your pick-up at the Naples Airport or train station to each of the culinary events this will make your transportation needs completely worry-free while in Positano. Transportation will be arranged based on your departure time.
Hotel Poseidon is perched on a mountainside overlooking the beautiful Amalfi Coast. Its inviting charm, its antique furniture and romantic decor will make your stay a unique and unforgettable experience. Once a beautiful Mediterranean villa in the heart of Positano, is today a hotel in a green area overlooking the “vertical village” and the Amalfi Coast. Your superior room is spacious and comfortable, with a private terrace allowing magnificent views. Enjoy your gourmet breakfast buffet each morning, featuring fresh fruit, tomatoes, mozzarella and delicate pastries. You may enjoy your breakfast under the archway, in the restaurant or on your room’s private terrace.
Chef’s Multi-Course Tasting Dinner and Wine Pairing
Once you have checked into the hotel, you will be greeted with a regional cocktail and canapes before your dining extravaganza. You will enjoy a multi-course tasting menu specifically designed to introduce you to this region of Italy. The chef will create a delicious slice of Campania’s history. The simplicity of his dishes are testimony to the quality and authenticity of the ingredients selected. You will also explore the local wines, from prestigious labels to lesser-known specialty wines, paired with each dish. You will complete the evening with a sip of delightful Limoncello, accompanied with the backdrop of picturesque Positano magically suspended between the sky and sea.
Day 2 – Free Day At Leisure
The hotel’s Concierge will have great tips on shopping, culture and dining.
Day 3 – Hands-On Italian Cooking Class in Ravello
Your trip would not be complete without a visit to Mamma Agata’s state-of-the-art kitchen studio. Ravello is located high above the ocean, with views that stretch t Capri and beyond. This interactive cooking demonstration will teach you home style techniques you can use to recreate dinners with a rustic Italian flavor. Mamma Agata’s cooking with regional ingredients comes across in everything she prepares. Her Italian garden is where you will learn about growing organic vegetable and herbs. After the class, enjoy a wonderful, relaxing meal with local wines from the Amalfi region.
Mamma’s Personally Autographed Cookbook
Mamma will invite you to stroll along side as she unveils the culinary secrets and recipes that have pleased the palates of some of the world’s noted celebrities (Humphrey Bogart, Jacqueline Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, etc.). Now you will be able to create dishes filled with the same pleasing aroma and intense flavor that graces her kitchen. You can anticipate creating Pasta e Fagioli, Torta al Limone for your own family and guests.
Day 4 – In The Kitchen With Chef Salvator
Learn how to create traditional Italian fare at the II Ritrovo Italian Cooking School with the talented and entertaining Chef Salvatore Barba. The school is located in Montepertuso high above the village of Positano, with extensive views of the Mediterranean. Salvatore will teach you the secrets of how to create a fabulous meal using fresh and natural ingredients. A typical meal will consist of three to five courses, and at the end of the class all dishes you helped prepared will be enjoyed on the terrace overlooking the stunning sea.
Day 5 – Free Day
Again you can check with the hotel’s Concierge for tips on what to see and do.
Day 6 – Hands-On Cooking Class with Chef Rosida and Chef Erika
With a passion for the art of cuisine and the love for people who love food, is Ristorante Donna Rosa. The whole family, Mamma Raffaella, Papa Vincenzo and their daughters Erika and Rosida will welcome you to their romantic and refined kitchen for hands-on cooking of the finest Italian cuisine. You will make an assortment of hand-made pasta dishes, sauces, sides and dessert, and each step of the way you will be guided so you can recreate these dishes back home.
Check-Out and Departure | Transfer to the Airport or Train Station
You will be whisked away to the Naples Airport or train station.
Breakfast Buffet Each Morning
6 Nights Luxury Accommodations
Chef’s Tasting Dinner and Wine Pairing
Interactive Cooking Class in Ravello
Personally Autographed Cookbook
Cooking Class with Chef Salvatore Barba
Car Service to Scheduled Events
For more information email moc.l1508264883evart1508264883yrova1508264883sdnat1508264883eews@1508264883nerak1508264883 or call 903-686-0134