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Tasting Experiences


Limoncello Class

Saluti! During this lite hands-on experience, guests will unlock the secrets of Limoncello-making with Chef Giuseppe from Capri, Italy born in the land where Limoncello was invented. During the class you’ll also get a chance to sample a homemade version of this traditional Italian liqueur plus a special lemon torte cake popular in Sorrento that pairs with it perfectly!

Limoncello is a strong alcoholic liqueur known as sweet yellow liquid gold. Its flavor and perfume are traditionally crafted with the famous oval lemons from Sorrento. These lemons makes this legendary Italian liqueur sweet and pleasing to the palate. This classic digestivo and the class with Chef Giuseppi, will have you saying 'saluti' at the close of this exciting and festive experience.

Price: $49.95pp

Location: Amici House in Amici Park - Little Italy

Duration: 1.5-hours

Number of Guests: 10-20, 20 max

Age: 21+

When: Monthly

Weather: This experience takes place in all weather conditions

What to Wear: Dress as you wish

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The Wines of Sicily with Little Italy restaurateur, Giuseppe Gagliano

Join Giuseppe Gagliano at his eclectic Italian wine bar in Little Italy as he takes you on an adventure in search of Sicily's great wines.

A tasting of his favorite Sicilian wines will be paired with the flavors of Sicily prepared in his restaurant kitchen by his business partner Chef Roberto Ciacciofera. Sicily has been coveted by the Greeks, ancient Romans, Arabs, Normans', Spanish and French because of its strategic location and as a veritable Garden of Eden-type land known for its lush harvests. Its wines are ancient and each has a story to tell. Giuseppe knows the stories and in his warm and hospitable manner, he'll make you feel right at home and welcomed like family. His wine bar/restaurant is renowned for its stunning artwork which will inspire/delight you along with the sunny hospitality offered, its volcanic influenced wines and tastes of the Mediterranean.

Price: $49.95pp

Location: R&G Salumeria in Little Italy

Duration: 1.5-hours

Number of Guests: 5-15, 15 max

Age: 21+

When: Monthly

Weather: This experience takes place in all weather conditions

What to Wear: Dress as you wish

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Olive Oil Tasting Class

Experience the world of olive oil and its many flavors and health benefits from San Diego's premiere olive oil producers during this 1.5 hour tasting/lecture in Old Town from the Temecula Olive Oil Company.

Olives have been a significant part of the Mediterranean culture since prehistoric times. Olive trees are among the oldest known cultivated trees in the world and this class will not only give you a tasting experience, but also a deep dive into the world of olives. This class will cover:

  • Olive oil in ancient history
  • Quality evaluation
  • What is Extra Virgin and does it matter
  • What to look for when buying olive oil (facts versus marketing)
  • Cooking with olive oil
  • Olive oil tasting-a tasting of our delicious current harvest fresh-squeezed extra virgin olive oils and small batch balsamic vinegars.

Temecula Olive Oil Company are the premier olive oil growers in the area for 25 years. When they first opened their tasting room in 2001, it was the first olive oil tasting room in the country!

At the conclusion of the 1.5 hour class, one lucky winner will win 4 tickets to a special tour of Temecula Olive Oil Company's ranch in Temecula (an $80 value) -- an educational 90 minute guided tour through their olive groves learning about regenerative agriculture, growing olives, harvest techniques, milling and cold-pressing.

Price: $21.95pp

Location: Temecula Olive Oil Company in Old Town

Duration: 1.5-hours

Number of Guests: 10-15, 15 max

Age: 18+

When: Monthly

Weather: This experience takes place in all weather conditions

What to Wear: Dress as you wish

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