Experience A ONCE IN A LIFETIME
COOKING WEEK AND TRUFFLE HUNT IN ITALY
at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Pollenzo, UNISG
with Chef Silvia Baldini
OCTOBER 5 TO OCTOBER 9, 2020
Superior Single Room:
Deposit per person: $ 1800
Attend an exclusive five-day program that will provide you with new cooking and wine tasting skills and that will culminate in a whole day of learning, tasting and hunting for local truffles. Go behind the scene with Chef Silvia Baldini. Learn from professors, students, local shopkeepers, food experts and Michelin star Chefs. The exclusive access to UNISG and local knowledge will give you an experience unavailable to most visitors.
UNISG is in Pollenzo a small town 6km from the city of Bra. Bra is a small city of about 30,000 inhabitants, nestled in the hills of the Roero and the Langhe in the province of Cuneo in southern Piedmont. In the 1980’s it became the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement. Bra is located in Piedmont, one of the regions which symbolizes the Italian culture of food and wine: mere steps away lies the Langhe, the land of White Truffle and some of the most renowned red wines, such as Barolo, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo, and Dolcetto.
Cook with Silvia and world recognized chefs in the Food Lab, put your senses to the test in the sensory analysis lab, attend lectures, guided visits and interactive workshops with UNISG's professors.
Discover the rich heritage and history of the surrounding areas. Visit local wine makers, salumerias, cheese mongers and learn about and taste Piedmont's wines, cheeses, salumi and local cured meats.
Immerse yourself into Italian wine culture and the history, varietal and cultural gastronomic importance of wine and food in Italian lifestyle.
Spend time in Turin, visiting the Lavazza museum and discover the world renowned theaters, the Opera house and the outstanding museums.
Enjoy lunches at the Academic Tables, an innovative project launched by the University of Gastronomic Sciences, that aims to combine education, haute cuisine, fair costs, zero waste and local produce. Dine at Michelin Star restaurants and local Osterias.
Conclude the week learning about the mysterious world of truffles. Work with Chef Silvia Baldini and Michelin star Chef Davide Palluda in the Pollenzo food Lab and focus on the production of fresh pasta and pairing with truffles. Then encounter a truffle hunter and her dog and walk in the woods to assist a truffle hunt followed by a truffle tasting. Stay and relax at the historic Savoy residence four star hotel Albergo dell'Agenzia.
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or Single Room occupancy available with an extra charge