Rustic Italian Cooking Lesson, QLD

Learn The Art Of Handmade Pasta

A fun and interactive experience for the foodie guy, he will join his classmates in creating mouth-watering Italian fare before sitting down to enjoy the fruits of their labour over a large meal – found just minutes from the Brisbane CBD!



Pasta, pizza, wine, cheese, olive oil… the list goes on! Despite its nation-wide diversity, Italian cuisine is known for its mouth-watering ingredients – fresh, quality, and packed with herbs and strong flavours to create simple and delicious dishes. Our Rustic Italian cooking experience takes students on a journey to learning the best tips and tricks to recreate it time and time again to impress family and friends at home! Guided by an experienced and professional chef passionate about food and sharing their techniques, this 3-hour class set just outside of the Brisbane CBD is a perfect hands-on experience for any guy wanting to learn more about Italian fare and improve their culinary skills!

On arrival, he and his fellow students will be welcomed with delicious Italian themed refreshments like pizza, freshly baked bread or focaccia, while they are introduced to each other and briefed before they get into the kitchen. They will each be presented with an apron, as well as recipes and notes to follow throughout the class, where they will be assigned to small groups to help the chef prepare their amazing meals!

The sample menu gives an idea of the gorgeous dishes they will be creating, starting with a rosemary and lavender flatbread complete with artichoke and pancetta, and served with truffle oil and a fig balsamic; some pancetta bark baked cheese and roasted pear; a burnt sage butter sauce and roast capsicum puree to go perfectly with some ravioli stuffed with speck and sweet potato (yum!); some ricotta and pear tarts with double vanilla pear gelato and blow torched sugar; and the Italian ice-cream dessert, semi-freddo.

Please do keep in mind that due to the availability of seasonal produce, this delicious sample menu is subject to change at the discretion of the experience provider, but will always include a perfect pasta to master! This cooking experience is one where students work together as a team to produce their gorgeous dishes in a hands-on environment where they share space and equipment, as well as watch the chef fully demonstrate some aspects. After all their hard work is done, they will gather to feast on their creations during a full meal of everything they had just made!

Whether selected for the local Brisbane bloke, or the guy traveling through; a fun date idea, or a solo-venture, this course is a wonderful gift idea for the foodie guy you know would love to step up those Italian cooking skills.

Men’s Gift Store experience vouchers are redeemable directly with the experience provider with full details provided upon purchase. Recipients have 3 years to use the full value of the voucher.

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Why choose a rustic Italian course?

The world loves Italian food for a reason; the cuisine is famous for its mouth-watering dishes, and Italy is the home of fresh quality ingredients. From spaghetti bolognese to pizzeria, Italian food is enjoyed globally every minute of the day. This rustic Italian cooking course will ensure that your lucky gift recipient possesses the know how to create stunning Italian dishes at home.

What will my recipient be doing in this rustic Italian cooking course?

This appetising experience includes the opportunity to learn how to cook simple and delicious Italian meals from an experienced professional chef. They will arrive at the location, to be met by their teacher and new classmates as well as sample Italian refreshments, like pizza, freshly made bread and focaccia. After they have the opportunity to meet everyone, they will be put into small groups and presented with an apron as well as recipes and notes that will be followed throughout the lesson. They will be put into small groups, each with their own important role, and the class will work together as a team to create a delectable meal.

Where is this experience based?

This rustic Italian cooking course is based near Brisbane, Queensland. If that is too far for you to travel, here at the Men’s Gift Store, we do have a wide selection of cooking experiences available. So whether it’s a Thai cooking class in Melbourne or an Indian course in Perth, we are sure to have the perfect gift experience for the man in your life.

Who would appreciate this gift?

This gift is perfect for just about anyone who loves to cook and would be the ideal gift for your foody husband, boyfriend, dad, brother or another special guy that deserves a treat. Perhaps, the man in your life has a passion for Italian food, give him the gift of learning to cook his favourites and save money on takeaways and restaurants. He will be pleasantly surprised how easy it is to prepare these fresh homemade dishes, and will hopefully share his new talents with the whole family.

What meals will my gift recipient be preparing during this experience?

Your special guy will be working together with his new classmate to create a rosemary and lavender flatbread with artichoke and pancetta for starters. Followed by pancetta baked cheese and roasted pear, then homemade ravioli. Desert is ricotta and pear tarts served with gelato and blow torch sugar and the ice cream dessert, semifreddo. Bellissimo!  However, it is important to remember that because of the Italian use of fresh seasonal produce, the menu may be subject to change, but the providers do guarantee the opportunity to make your own pasta.

What other gifts would be perfect for the food-loving man?

Here at the Men’s Gift Store, we love food, and this love is reflected in our extensive range of products and experiences related to it. Whether you are looking for a gourmet food tasting experience or a cooking course just like this one, we have the gift for you. Alternatively, check out our multiple foody gift hampers or cooking accessories. Give the gift of food today, or even the knowledge of what to do with it.

Is there anything else I need to consider?

The voucher must be redeemed at least 12 months after the date of purchase.  After you have chosen your gift experience, you will receive an email alongside the digital voucher; this will include all of the necessary details and information regarding the course.