Cooking Courses

THE PASTA

Full immersion in the production of traditional fresh pasta from the Bassa Parmense area, together we will prepare the pasta cuts that have made us famous all over the world: from  tortelli Parmigiana style to tagliatelle, anolini and the pre-Columbian open gnocchi.

  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Period: all year round by reservation (minimum two people).
  • Cost: € 160.00 per person with tasting at the table of cooked dishes and wine of the farm  (€ 140.00 for those staying at the Relais and for groups of more than 10 people).

 

 

THE MENU STELLATO

Directly from the a la carte menu of the Antica Corte Pallavicina 4 restaurant course that runs through the history of Massimo Spigaroli’s cuisine. By combining traditional techniques with new concepts, we learn how to prepare a starred menu.

  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Period: all year round by reservation (minimum two people).
  • Cost: € 160.00 per person with tasting at the table of cooked dishes and wine of the farm  (€ 140.00 for those staying at the Relais and for groups of more than 10 people).

 

 

 

THE MEATS

A lesson dedicated entirely to the preparation of the calf, pig or poultry  from our farm meats. The Parma black pig, the Valpadana white ox, the Fidentina hen, the Parma turkey, the silent Po duck and others. You will see, depending on the season and availability, various preparation techniques and various recipes.

  • Duration: 3 hours.
  • Period: from October to March by reservation (minimum six people).
  • Cost: € 160.00 per person (€ 140.00 for those staying at the Relais and for groups of more than 10 people).

 

 

TEAM BUILDING

Aimed at individuals and companies for “Building the team” we go to the kitchen and challenge each other in the preparation of an unusual aperitif between grills and fryers using the excellent raw materials of the Antica Corte Pallavicina

  • Duration: depending on the group’s requests.
  • Period: all year round by reservation (minimum 10 people).
  • Cost: on demand relais@acpallavicina.com

 

 

THE PRESERVES

A journey among fruit jams, tomato preserves, gardener, preserved fruit.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Period: all year on reservation (minimum six people)
  • Cost: € 130.00 per person with tasting and delivery of a jar of each product (€ 110.00 for those staying at the Relais and for groups of more than 10 people)

 

 

THE SECRETS OF THE GARDEN

A journey to discover the vegetable garden: from the preparation of the land to the sowing to the harvest. Four events to learn how to grow, cook and store vegetables.

  • Duration: 3 hours for each lesson.
  • Period: from March to October (minimum 6 people).
  • Cost: € 60.00 for each lesson. Participants will receive a box with vegetables from our gardens.

 

 

PIG FULL IMMERSION

An in-depth course on cured meats, dedicated to shopkeepers, grocers, bankers or simple enthusiasts at the Antica Corte Pallavicina in Polesine Parmense (PR). If Giuseppe Verdi was a great lover of sausages, a little ‘is also due to the Spigaroli family who, in the person of great-grandfather Carlo, already at the end of 1800 produced the cured meats that were never lacking on the table of the Master. Without a doubt, passion is one of the secrets. But there are many others that, generation after generation, have remained the patrimony of the family and today represent one of the reasons for which the Ancient Court Pallavicina of Polesine Parmense (PR), kingdom of Luciano and Massimo Spigaroli, is a beacon in the processing of the pig according to ancient traditions.

The activities of the week include a complete visit to the farm of the Ancient Court Pallavicina, the processing of pork (sectioning and salting), the preparation of salami, cotechini, ciccioli, cicciolata and mariole, the tying of culatelli, of the coppe , preti, shoulders, loins, bows and belly and a cooking class with a theme. At the end of the week you will be awarded  with the diploma. “Masalen dal Po”.

  • Duration: 6 days.
  • Period: February (next dates from 18 to 23 February 2019 – minimum six people). Click here for the complete program
  • Cost: € 2,200.00 per person (€ 2400,00 per person in single room) inclusive of 5 nights, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, visits and activities.