A pasta “tour de force” in Bologna and its region

May  11  –  14 , '23

Follow a trail of the most important trattorias around Bologna, learn how to make tortellini at the legendary institution, taste exceptional Italian vintage wines, regional produce and much more. 

This June, Luxeat brings a chance to get into the belly of Italy – the gastronomic region of Emilia Romagna – with a three day culinary extravaganza. The city of Bologna is known as La Grassa, the culinary capital of Italy and home to many of its most famous dishes. Above all, it is known worldwide for tortellini, the delicate hand-rolled pasta parcels made by “nonne” in the same way for generations. The trip will showcase the best of what this part of Italy has to offer. 

With a small group of food lovers, we’ll visit some of the best authentic Italian trattorias, culminating in a unique dinner with Elvio Cogno vintages at a legendary Michelin-starred trattoria. It’s the region with more DOP and IGP denominations than any other, and producers will be at the heart of our culinary adventures too: we’ll visit a Parmigiano Reggiano factory, an artisan salumeria, and take part in a tortellini workshop with ‘pasta grannies’.

Bologna is a rich food region of Italy – home to parmesan, balsamic vinegar, mortadella, prosciutto di Parma, Culatello di Zibello and others. In this trip, Luxeat will take the guests to a legendary trattoria Amerigo, opened since 1934 years ago including wines from Elvio Cogno, also, the participants will have a chance to visit authentic cheese, balsamic and prosciutto factories and try their specials and to visit selected authentic family-run restaurants around Bologna. The use of your senses, ancient beauty and being together are the fundamental stones at the base of this event. These are the experiences that money cannot buy!

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Program:

Thursday:

  • Welcome dinner at a traditional and much loved osteria in Bologna complemented by local wine tasting and presented by the winemaker’s family.

Friday:

  • Visit to a historic Parmigiano Reggiano factory where we’ll taste and experience the long process of producing this incredibly special cheese. 
  • This will be followed by a trip to an “Salumeria”, a workshop where they cure and sell Prosciutto di Modena D.O.P. The flavour and aroma of the slow-cured ham is second to none. 
  • After this, we’ll have a special lunch at a deeply traditional trattoria in Monteveglio, close to Bologna. Here you’ll try many of the specialities of the region: antipasti of cured hams, sausages and Bolognese cheeses, followed by various tagliatelle al ragu and tortellini pasta varieties and local desserts. 
  • In the afternoon, we’ll host a pasta making class at a legendary institution. 
  • In the evening, we’ll host a pasta making class at a legendary institution followed by the star event, one off dinner at Amerigo 1934, a one Michelin starred restaurant in the town of Savigno. The focus here is all about regional ingredients too: while many of the dishes are taken from grandmothers’ recipe books, they have been reinvented with creativity and contemporary flavours. 
  • We’ll enjoy a specially chosen tasting menu, paired with the finest selection of vintage Elvio Cogno wines. We will also have the great privilege of having the winemaker’s family joining us to guide us through the wines as we drink them.

Saturday:

  • In the morning we will head to Pagani supercars factory, followed by lunch at another iconic trattoria in the historic city of Parma.
  • In the afternoon we’ll go for a balsamic vinegar tasting with one of the most sought-after makers in the region, located in Novellara in the middle of the region of Emilia-Romagna. 
  • In the evening, we’ll have dinner at another iconic Emilia Romagna spot: Osteria Mirasole. Widely regarded as one of the greatest unsung heroes of central Italy, Chef and Owner Franco Cimini cooks meat over a charcoal grill, serving exceptional local produce rich in memories of the past. 

Sunday: 

  • In the morning, we’ll host a cultural tour in Bologna for those who are still around before heading home.

Accommodation (Optional)

The guests are offered to stay at The Grand Hotel Majestic “già Baglioni”, the oldest and most prestigious hotel in Bologna, which sits in the heart of the city on Via dell’Indipendenza. The prestigious witness of the city history, for centuries it has been housing beauty and traditions in the historical centre of Bologna, becoming a museum of art, history and culture, representing the soul of Italian cities. From the panoramic roof garden of the hotel, overlooking the rooftops and buildings, we can recognize the structure of the ancient Roman city.  
The Grand Hotel Majestic can be booked separately at special rates. Please write to evelina@luxeat.com for more information.


The ticket price includes all food and beverages on the set menus during the tour, taxes, entrance tickets for planned tours and tastings, domestic transportation.

The ticket price does not include flight tickets, accommodation, travel or medical insurance, transportation to and from the airport.


The tour stars at 6:30pm on 11th May and finishes on 14th May at 11:30am.



Refund policy 
Cancellations before 11th April will receive an 80% refund; cancellations from 12th April onwards will not be refunded.

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