Delicious Sicily with David

A week-long culinary workshop celebrating the seasonal bounty of Sicilian fall with chef and New York Times food writer David Tanis. Explore the local food landscape and find fresh perspectives on ingredients and cooking at Case Vecchie.

David Tanis has worked as a professional chef for three decades, and is the author of multiple acclaimed cookbooks, including A Platter of Figs and Other Recipes, which was chosen as one of the 50 best cookbooks ever by the Guardian/Observer (U.K.) He spent many years with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse restaurant in Berkeley, California. He ran the kitchen of the highly praised Café Escalera in Santa Fe, New Mexico and he operated a successful private supper club out of his former home in Paris, France. He is passionate about simple, seasonal home cooking—real food—and is inspired by his travel and the regional cuisines of Europe, Asia, and Latin America. He currently resides in New York City and writes a weekly food column for the New York Times.

July 6 – 11, 2020


Single Room: €2,850

Double Room: €5,150

Costs include accommodation at Case Vecchie or one of the nearby cottages and indicated lessons, meals, wine, and excursions. Workshops mix together the best of many worlds. You will have access to special guests and activities that are outside of the typical Case Vecchie schedule. However, you can always plan on delicious meals with seasonal ingredients. Lunch and dinner are served with wines from the Tasca d’Almerita estate, and breakfast is a bounty of homemade cakes, jams and coffee, and tea. Typical meals and cooking lessons include three or four courses.

Example Program



*Airfare and transportation to and from Case Vecchie are not included in the price. Please request transportation arrangements at the time of booking if you would like us to book a car to and from the estate.


**Please note, due to the seasonal rhythm of life and agriculture in Sicily, planned activities and schedules may change at short notice. If this is the case, an equally engaging activity will be arranged.


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