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Carissimi Amici - Dearest friends,

 

I would like to thank all of you for your interest in my really simple cooking experience.

 

As you know, I am not a professional Chef and because of it, with me, you won't receive any award ... vice-versa, you will enjoy a great, genuine Sicilian cultural cooking experience, in a really friendly atmosphere, in my home with my family, cooking with me to organize our delicious lunch, tasting original homemade dishes  ... but most of all, respecting  the same recipes taught to  me by my lovely grandma: Nonna Concetta  (nick name: Concettina).

Definitely ... it will be an half day at your Sicilian Friend Donna Franca's House!

 

How do I usually organize this day?

Cost per person: based on a minimum 2 people Eur 190,00; 3/4 people Eur 170,00. Round trip transportation, city taxes, lunch and beverages included

At h 9:00AM I will provide a driver to pick you up in Palermo (you have to inform me in advance where you will be staying in Palermo). My house is located in Palermo, just few minutes away from the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel (historical city centre). If you are staying in the center of Palermo, the driving duration will be approx 5/10 minutes (crazy traffic permitting). On arrival I will introduce myself and my house (there are several steps in my home, so I strictly discourage people with mobility restrictions), than we will go into my kitchen. We will wash our hands .... put on our aprons and I being introducing the recipe of the day (usually is PASTA .... my favorite is Ravioli with Ricotta and fresh tomato sauce or Lasagna with ragů-sauce and béchamel or Tagliatelle with mushroom sauce). Around 11:30AM/12:00 we will be able to admire our creation. Just the time to clean my pasta machine, the rolling pins and our dirty hands ... we will set the table (considering one more seat for my husband .... LOL, he will be the judge of our creation), adding also all of my country appetizers (such as olives, cheese, sun dried tomatoes with my country olive oil, grilled eggplant with garlic/vinegar/mint), Sicilian wine, Sicilian bread. As we sit down ... the water in the pot will start to boil ready to receive our creation .... ten minutes later we can drain our pasta ... and we will be ready to taste our creation.

Buon Appetito ..... at the end I will serve the Dessert, the Lemoncello and the Espresso. At h 2:00PM the driver will pick you up to the hotel.

 

Now dear friends, if you want a real Sicilian Cultural  experience, you only have to write me and verify availability. I will be really happy to have you as my personal guest.

Ci vediamo a Palermo  - See you in Palermo

Donna Franca

 

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