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Culinary Trips

Discover authentic southern European cuisine and culture with Vanina, from beautiful historical villages and cities, to delicious food products, all with a passionate guide.

Personal Chef

We bring an authentic Italian restaurant, Cucina Vanina, in your home (“a casa” in Italian). You tell us what you’d like to eat, and we prepare menus especially for you. Just enjoy the food!

Cooking classes

We love teaching about the delicious and healthy cuisine that arose during centuries in Italy. Cooking classes are fun events in small groups (typically 6-10 people), with a didactic part where participants learn about a selection of typical Italian dishes and prepare them, and then a tasting part when participants enjoy the food they just prepared.

Our customers love us

  • If you want an amazing meal, just call Vanina! I needed a dinner for 50 people and she did not disappoint. She put together an outstanding menu that was perfect for people to mingle and eat at the same time! They provided everything because we were in a large hotel suite. They had the whole meal set up on time, beautifully displayed and even helped with wine suggestions! The meal was the highlight of our conference. Thanks Vanina….

    – Lisa J
  • Service far exceeds restaurants. Call a few days ahead for a special food requests and they will make it happen. Great wine pairings, cooking classes, outdoor dining and the staff is friendly and always trying to assist your needs.
    Keep private parties in mind, through a 90th surprise party for my mom. It was absolutely a hit.

    – Diane L
  • Vanina was amazing to work with, the food awsome! We had quite a large group and she was so accomodating. Everyone was raving about it! The best!

    – Silvia N

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