Sapori Cooking Academy



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+39 041 852 1300

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Amongst the first to arrive at Rialto Market are the students of Sapori and their chef. The most authentic side of Venice is found early in the morning among the fresh and seasonal market produce. This is where you learn to pick out gleaming swordfish, the best sea bass and soft shelled crab.

Back on the island, graze through the kitchen gardens collecting ripe peppers, tomatoes and aubergines bursting with flavour, zesty basil and fruit from the orchards.

We arrange classes to suit your interest from a six hour ‘Authentic Venice’ preparing grand classics of Italian cuisine, or a two hour class on cicchetti, the small plates enjoyed in bacari, the Venetian wine bars.

Booking in advance is required. Please make a reservation by 6pm on the day before.

Italian Taste

Authentic Venice

Immerse yourself in the Venetian culinary tradition. Meet our Chef early in the morning at the lobby and travel together via private water taxi to the colourful Rialto Market. Choose your preferred ingredients and enjoy an aperitivo in an old Bacaro. Once back at the Sapori Cooking Academy, our Chef will teach you how to prepare delicious and authentic Italian dishes. Then enjoy the lunch that you made!
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Have fun while learning how to make Venetian-style tapas – the renowned cicchetti – and eat like a local! Combine and mix the various ingredients and enhance this traditional casual-style dining experience.
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Chef's Table

Imagine your own personal Chef, cooking for you and your family or group of friends in the intimacy of the Sapori Cooking Academy. The experience includes a welcome Prosecco served with cicchetti and a 3-course dinner with selected dishes from the Venetian culinary tradition, cooked and prepared by our Chef right in front of you. From Tuesday to Saturday.
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Cucina Tipica Italiana

Start your journey through Italy by discovering the distinctive flavors of the northern and southern cuisine... at the end of the experience, you will master the art of cooking like a true Italian!
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Fish is one of the most important ingredients in the Venetian cuisine. Discover how to treat raw ingredients and learn our Chef's techniques to create a truly savory meal.
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Pasta Or Pizza & Focaccia

Follow our Chef's tips on how to make real Italian "pasta al dente", using various sauces to enhance the flavour, or discover how to prepare fresh homemade pizza and focaccia – the perfect meal for casual family dinners or as an afternoon snack with friends. From margherita to capricciosa, learn how to make the real Italian pizza and enjoy it at the end of the class in the cozy ambience of the Sapori Cooking Academy!
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Snack Family Time

The time spent doing quality activities with all the family is the best. Enjoy this cooking class that mixes fun and learning: you will make different kinds of biscuits, from the simple shortcrust pastry cookies to the typical Venetian Zaleti. Finally you will enjoy your own baked biscuits.
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Enjoy with your beloved ones a stylish pic-nic in our lush gardens! Get cosy and savour the best of Italian and Mediterranean delicacies, including selection of savory pastries, Venetian tramezzini, grilled meat and fish and desserts.

Make Your Picnic

Prepare your own picnic and then taste it while relaxing in our Century-old park. The class includes the preparation from salads and sandwiches to fresh fruit smoothies.
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