A Taste of Italy: Ligurian Long Lunch

What to Bring

  • A big appetite!
  • If you are meeting at the markets, some guests bring an esky to take produce home.

What to Wear

  • Casual clothes, closed in shoes and long hair tied back.

Appropriate For

  • Matteo's classes are sutiable for all experience levels in the kitchen

A Taste of Italy: Ligurian Long Lunch

About This Class

What You Will Learn

  • The importance of using local, seasonal produce
  • Basic skills for making your own fresh pasta
  • Hands on preparation of 4 classic Italian recipes: antipasto (entree), fresh pasta, potato gnocchi & dessert

What You Get

  • Plenty of time to ask questions
  • 4 course lunch, glass of European wine & Illy coffee
  • Recipe booklet to take home
  • A small class environment with professional chef instructor & co-owner, Matteo Carboni


This class is suitable for vegetarians.

Participants of this class are invited to meet Matteo at the nearby Barossa Farmers Market at 8am. The meeting point is at the information booth inside the market entrance.

You will have time to visit the rest of the market on your own before meeting Matteo back at Casa Carboni for your class at 9am, class begins with coffee at the long table!

In this hands on cooking class you will prepare a traditional long lunch menu inspired by the region of Liguria using his morning pick of Barossa Farmers Market produce including:

  • focaccia Ligure served with Barossa Cheese Co cheese and salad fresh from the Barossa Farmers Market
  • fresh pasta Pansotti di Patate pillows of fresh pasta filled with local potatoes, olives & fresh herbs, served with Paris Creek butter
  • potato gnocchi with pesto "alla Genovese" a delicious basil pesto
  • dessert coffee mousse with an orange tuile perfect for summer entertaining

Matteo’s philosophy is to teach recipes that can be easily replicated at home so you can prepare these wonderful dishes for your friends and family. Whether you are a beginner or confident in the kitchen, Matteo keeps calendar class sizes to small intimate groups so he can ensure you get the most out of the class.

After the class you will be seated in the Enoteca and dine on the wonderful dishes you have just prepared with a glass of European wine and Illy coffee.

You don’t need to bring anything just wear comfy clothes and a big appetite!

If you would like to invite a friend to join you for the Italian Long Lunch at midday after the Taste of Italy class on Saturdays please advise at the time of booking, the cost is $85 per person and includes the 4 course lunch, a glass of wine and coffee.

If you have any dietary requirements please contact Fiona before booking to ensure the class is suitable.

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Jan 2017

Fantastic class. Matteo was a great teacher; passionate, witty and friendly. The class was very hands on which was exactly what we were after, and in the presence of some great company allowed us to make some new friends.

Jan 2017

Excellent experience. Matteo is so generous with his knowledge and inclusive of all. Fiona was delightful and overall a great experience, I will certainly be enrolling in future classes.

Jan 2017

It was a great day, good fun, informative in a delightful atmosphere. Matteo is generous with his knowledge and gave some great pointers about how to treat pasta, including freezing, etc. i would certainly recommend this to others. Thank you so much for a great day.

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