My favorite restaurant in Umbria, Ristorante Vineria Stella, is from now onwards also offering cooking courses.
The restaurant has been listed in the Slow Food Guide for many years and rightly so. It is the best place to go for a real good dinner, accompanied by wines you can and will only find here. The wine list (book rather!) contains bottles of many small producers, often making ‘natural wines’. Unique. Also the food is excellent, prepared with the best ingredients.
You can participate in a cooking course that starts at 5 o’clock and then continue to eat dinner in the restaurant. You can choose to prepare 3 typical dishes or you can choose to go ‘in depth’ and work on one specific course (like making pasta or torta al testo). A fun thing to do while on holiday in Umbria!
Price: 50 euro per person (including the dinner, excluding wines)
How to book: call Silvia on +390756920002 (at least 4 days in advance)
Number of participants: between 2 and 4 (the course is not suitable for young children)
Where: Ristorante Vineria Stella – Via dei Narcisi 47/a – 06126 – Perugia
Language spoken: English, Italian and German
Another ‘novità’ they now offer is a take-away dinner of, obviously, excellent quality. You can book this two days in advance and pass by the restaurant between 18 en 20 hrs to pick it up.
The meals they can prepare to take-away are below, in Italian (I really can not translate a menu in English because it just always sounds very wrong!).
Box 1, € 15,00 a persona
Maccheroni artigianali con piselli dell’orto e guanciale di maiale umbro.
Parmigiana di melanzane.
Box 2, € 15,00 a persona
Lasagnette estive con ortaggi.
Sformatino di verdure col ragu di chianina.
Box 3, € 15,00 a persona
Torta al testo umbra farcita con spinacini.
Coniglio in porchetta con verdure dell’orto grigliate.
Box 4, € 15,00 a persona
Bocconcini di chianina all’ aceto balsamico ed erbe aromatiche.
Pomodori e zucchine ripieni e gratinati.