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 THE PASTA PASSAGE RETREAT 
A cooking retreat in Italy
 with Chef Carolina Pascella 

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Where better to learn the art of pasta making than in the beautiful Central Coast of Italy, just 90 minutes from Rome?

Join Carolina for a full week immersion into la dolce vita with daily cooking lessons, a filled pasta workshop, trips to the local farmer’s market, nightly wine pairing, a trip to a nearby dairy to sample locally made pecorino romano cheese, and an excursion to Rome to try the famed Pasta alla Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe. 


Meet and learn alongside other pasta aficionados in a beautiful setting, while trying your hand at a new pasta recipe every day, and put your feet up every evening with a chef-prepared dinner and world-class cheese plates.

EVENT SCHEDULE

Your itinerary for the week:


  • Transportation from Rome’s Fuimicino airport to the villa in the Lazio region, northwest of Rome


  • Welcome dinner with wine pairings


  • WORKSHOP: Harvest estate-grown olives and perfect your pasta dough recipe
 


  • WORKSHOP: Introduction to hand-cut pastas


  • EXCURSION: Ingredient shopping at a local farmer’s market and a visit a dairy producing world-class Pecorino Romano


  • WORKSHOP: Filled Pastas: Ravioli and tortellini

  • WORKSHOP: Classic shapes: Rigatoni, Penne, and Bucatini


  • EXCURSION: Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe at lunch in Rome before your evening flight home


Four days of workshops, excursions, chef-prepared dinners, and wine pairings every night... and yes, you will prepare pasta every single day!



About your host

Carolina is a classically trained chef from the Lazio region of Italy and did cooking stages (short term internships) in France and Switzerland before settling in the Central Coast of California. Her incredibly popular restaurant Laziali in Carmel continues to delight diners nightly with rustic recipes inspired by her childhood.


After 32 years as the executive chef, Carolina hung up her chef’s toque and now offers intimate cooking lessons and her annual retreat, The Pasta Passage. Book your spot today to learn from the maestra of Roman and Lazio style pastas during the trip of a lifetime!

About your accommodations
We’ll stay at the Villa Francesca in Central Italy, 90 miles from Rome. The villa is located in the rolling hills of Lazio with views of Tuscany and Montepulciano to the north, the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, and bustling Rome to the south. The villa is surrounded by fertile farm land with its neighbors growing durum wheat, grapes and olives. There is a small grove of olive trees on the property that we’ll have the opportunity to help harvest.

 The villa has a swimming pool and a pergola-lined path for serene walks. You’ll love calling the Villa Francesca your home for the week!



Where better to learn the art of pasta making than in the beautiful Central Coast of Italy with hands-on instruction from an acclaimed chef?


This retreat is perfect for…
You love pasta and have always wanted to try your hand at making it

  You care about the source of your ingredients and thing heritage grains and a century-long tradition of cheeses and recipes is important

  You feel that reading cookbooks and watching cooking shows just aren’t enough to really get the hang of something - you want to get your hands dirty and learn the craft of pasta making

Perhaps you should skip this if…
You’re gluten intolerant. We’re unable to offer gluten free pasta options during the workshops and included meals.

  You’re unable to stand for more than 30 minutes at a time or cannot safely navigate stairs or cobblestones. The villa where the retreat is hosted is over 200 years old and as such is not handicap accessible.

  You’ve not had Covid19 vaccination or booster. For the safety of our guests and staff, we are unable to accommodate unvaccinated guests at this time.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

➤ 6 nights accommodation in a villa 90 minutes from Rome, Italy. Your choice of single or double room, shared or private bath

 ➤ Round trip transportation from Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)

 ➤ Continental breakfast and espresso daily

 ➤ The daily pasta workshops will provide our lunch, along with a hearty salad and fresh-baked bread

➤ 6 dinners prepared by the villa’s chef of by Chef Carolina herself

 ➤ Wine pairings for dinner every night

 ➤ Excursions to a farmer’s market, a cheese dairy, and lunch at a restaurant in Rome before your flight home

 ➤ A welcome basket with an embroidered apron, a notebook, and a collection of Chef Carolina’s favorite pasta recipes

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Starting at $2997 per person
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:

Flights or air transportation

Daily housekeeping or laundry services

Transportation to the 
local village

FAQ
  • I’m a vegetarian - will I have options?
    Yes! Most of our recipes can be converted to vegetarian as needed.
  • I don’t drink wine. Will there be other options?
    We will also provide tea, coffee and water at every meal.
  • What is the cancellation policy?
    You’ll reserve your spot with a 50% non-refundable deposit today. 30 days before the retreat begins, we’ll process the payment for the remainder. We are unable to offer refunds.
  • I’ve never made pasta before - is that ok?
    Yes! Chef Carolina will walk you through the entire process at the start of every workshop, so by the end of the week, you’ll have made pasta many times from scratch!
  • I have food allergies - will that be a problem?
    Please contact us before booking your spot at the retreat as we want to ensure your safety.
  • Can I bring a friend?
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    SECTION ONE - HERO
    Last day to reserve your spot at the retreat is in… [Fixed countdown Timer]

    THE PASTA PASSAGE RETREAT
    A cooking retreat in Italy
    with Carolina Pascella


    SECTION TWO - INTRODUCE THE RETREAT
    Where better to learn the art of pasta making than in the beautiful Central Coast of Italy, just 90 minutes from Rome? Join Carolina for a full week immersion into la dolce vita with daily cooking lessons, a filled pasta workshop, trips to the local farmer’s market, nightly wine pairing, a trip to a nearby dairy to sample locally made pecorino romano cheese, and an excursion to Rome to try the famed Pasta alla Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe.

    Meet and learn alongside other pasta aficionados in a beautiful setting, while trying your hand at a new pasta recipe every day, and put your feet up every evening with a chef-prepared dinner and world-class cheese plates.

    SECTION THREE - EVENT SCHEDULE/ITINERARY
    Your itinerary for the week:
    Transportation from Rome’s Fuimicino airport to the villa in the Lazio region, northwest of Rome
    Welcome dinner with wine pairings
    WORKSHOP: Harvest estate-grown olives and perfect your pasta dough recipe
    WORKSHOP: Introduction to hand-cut pastas
    EXCURSION: Ingredient shopping at a local farmer’s market and a visit a dairy producing world-class Pecorino Romano
    WORKSHOP: Filled Pastas: Ravioli and tortellini
    WORKSHOP: Classic shapes: Rigatoni, Penne, and Bucatini
    EXCURSION: Carbonara and Cacio e Pepe at lunch in Rome before your evening flight home

    SECTION THREE - CALL OUT + ABOUT THE HOST
    FOUR DAYS OF WORKSHOPS, TWO EXCURSIONS, CHEF-PREPARED DINNER AND WINE PAIRINGS EVERY NIGHT…. AND YES, YOU WILL PREPARE PASTA EVERY SINGLE DAY!

    About your host
    Carolina is a classically trained chef from the Lazio region of Italy and did cooking stages (short term internships) in France and Switzerland before settling in the Central Coast of California. Her incredibly popular restaurant Laziali in Carmel continues to delight diners nightly with rustic recipes inspired by her childhood.
    After 32 years as the executive chef, Carolina hung up her chef’s toque and now offers intimate cooking lessons and her annual retreat, The Pasta Passage. Book your spot today to learn from the maestra of Roman and Lazio style pastas during the trip of a lifetime!

    SECTION FOUR - THE VENUE
    We’ll stay at the Villa Francesca in Central Italy, 90 miles from Rome. The villa is located in the rolling hills of Lazio with views of Tuscany and Montepulciano to the north, the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west, and bustling Rome to the south. The villa is surrounded by fertile farm land with its neighbors growing durum wheat, grapes and olives. There is a small grove of olive trees on the property that we’ll have the opportunity to help harvest.

    The villa has a swimming pool and a pergola-lined path for serene walks. You’ll love calling the Villa Francesca your home for the week!


    SECTION FIVE - WHO IT’S FOR/NOT FOR

    This retreat is perfect for…
    Perhaps you should skip this if…
    You love pasta and have always wanted to try your hand at making it
    You’re gluten intolerant. We’re unable to offer gluten free pasta options during the workshops and included meals.
    You care about the source of your ingredients and thing heritage grains and a century-long tradition of cheeses and recipes is important
    You’re unable to stand for more than 30 minutes at a time or cannot safely navigate stairs or cobblestones. The villa where the retreat is hosted is over 200 years old and as such is not handicap accessible.
    You feel that reading cookbooks and watching cooking shows just aren’t enough to really get the hang of something - you want to get your hands dirty and learn the craft of pasta making
    You’ve not had Covid19 vaccination or booster. For the safety of our guests and staff, we are unable to accommodate unvaccinated guests at this time.



    SECTION SIX - DETAILS/WHAT’S INCLUDED+WHAT’S NOT

    WHAT’S INCLUDED
    6 nights accommodation in a villa 90 minutes from Rome, Italy. Your choice of single or double room, shared or private bath
    Round trip transportation from Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)
    Continental breakfast and espresso daily
    The daily pasta workshops will provide our lunch, along with a hearty salad and fresh-baked bread
    6 dinners prepared by the villa’s chef of by Chef Carolina herself
    Wine pairings for dinner every night
    Excursions to a farmer’s market, a cheese dairy, and lunch at a restaurant in Rome before your flight home
    A welcome basket with an embroidered apron, a notebook, and a collection of Chef Carolina’s favorite pasta recipes

    Starting at $2997 per person based on double occupancy

    WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
    Flights or air transportation
    Daily housekeeping or laundry services
    Transportation to the local village

    SECTION SEVEN - FAQS
    I’m a vegetarian - will I have options?

    Yes! Most of our recipes can be converted to vegetarian as needed.
    I’ve never made pasta before - is that ok?

    Yes! Chef Carolina will walk you through the entire process at the start of every workshop, so by the end of the week, you’ll have made pasta many times from scratch!
    I don’t drink wine. Will there be other options?

    We will also provide tea, coffee and water at every meal.
    I have food allergies - will that be a problem?

    Please contact us before booking your spot at the retreat as we want to ensure your safety.
    What is the cancellation policy?

    You’ll reserve your spot with a 50% non-refundable deposit today. 30 days before the retreat begins, we’ll process the payment for the remainder. We are unable to offer refunds.
    Can I bring a friend?

    Yes, of course! Book a double room with double occupancy. Note the double rooms offer a choice of king or two twin beds, first come first served.


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RECAP OF WHAT’S INCLUDED

➤ 6 nights accommodation, all meals, pasta workshops, two excursions, a welcome gift, and nightly wine pairings

 ➤ Round trip transportation from Rome’s Fiumicino International Airport (FCO)

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