Jovial Recipes

Gluten Free Italian Style

COOKING WITH CARLA
FOUNDER OF JOVIAL FOODS

Available Dates

Fall 2017: October 7-October 14, 2017

Spring 2018: Dates to be Announced

This will be the gluten free culinary getaway that you are sure to remember. We will start off with a traditional Italian welcome dinner, later in the week we’ll move into gluten free fresh pasta making with Carla, her family, and jovial’s local pasta artisans. You will be learning from the experts. We will focus our week on gluten free bread baking and you’ll learn to prepare naturally gluten free traditional Italian foods, with great conversation and delicious meals to follow.

Saturday

Check in starts at 4pm. Once you are settled into your room, come join us for some refreshments and relax and get to know each other.  We will be serving the Welcome Dinner at about 7:30pm.

Sunday

FREE TIME until 4:30 pm

Sleep in, enjoy a relaxing breakfast, rest by the pool and stroll the beautiful grounds at the villa.  We will gather in the kitchen in the afternoon for the fresh pasta making class.  We will learn how to make traditional Italian pasta like lasagna and fresh tagliatelle.  Dinner will follow.

Monday

FREE DAY

Choose to stay at the villa and relax by the pool, visit a local spa, or travel to your choice of great Tuscan destinations like Florence, Sienna, Cinque Terre, Barga and Garfagnana.  Meals on free days will be on your own, but we will provide you with restaurant recommendations or you can take advantage of our fresh produce and groceries that we will provide you with!

Tuesday

FREE TIME until 4:30 pm

Today is all about learning how to make traditional Italian pastries and desserts.  After a thorough discussion about how to bake with gluten free flour we will then conduct a fun group bake-off!  The cooking class will start around 4:30 pm.

Wednesday

FREE DAY

The day is yours to enjoy as you wish.   Choose to stay at the villa and relax by the pool, visit a local spa, or travel to your choice of great Tuscan destinations like Florence, Siena, Cinque Terre, Barga, and Garfagnana.  Meals on free days will be on your own, but we will provide you with restaurant recommendations or you can take advantage of our fresh produce and groceries that we will provide you with!

Thursday

FREE TIME until 4:30 pm

This class is dedicated to learning how to bake some of your favorite breads, such as the boule, classic sandwich bread loaf, sweet potato rolls, and focaccia Genovese.  An authentic Italian dinner will follow this class.

Friday

Farewell Dinner

In the evening you’ll be making your very own gluten free pizza and pick from a number of delicious fresh toppings! We will cook the pizzas together in the authentic brick oven at the villa.

Saturday

Check out is 9 am. Arrivederci come back and visit us again soon!  Thank you!

Please note that this is a tentative schedule and that due to seasonal ingredients and weather there may be a few adjustments, but we will always keep you updated!

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