Discover Ortigia, Unesco Heritage, with Chef Lele. Select the finest ingredients at the market and learn the secrets of Sicilian cooking traditions.
What to Expect
There is plenty for tourists to take in at the Ortigia market in Syracuse, Sicily: the distinctly southern Italian hum of the crowd; spices and vegetables so diverse they could color a rainbow and the calm blue sea in the distance. But just wandering around this site, where Archimedes is said to have once helped the Greeks fight the Romans, and buying a few peaches is not the sort of authentic culinary experience that many visitors seek. That is where the chef Lele steps in. He leads gastronomy-focused travelers around to teach them how to shop and then prepare delicious Sicilian food.
The ingredients bought at a local market, Mr. Torrisi will take you back to the kitchen to try your hands at a meal. The menu varies according to seasonal products: here is an example: Sicilian eggplant meatballs, spaghetti with zucchini and mint, tuna with caramelized onions (an old Sicilian recipe), and spinach.
- Market tour
- Cooking Class
- Sicilian lunch with fine wine