Welcome to Cook Italy

Join Chef Dana Reinhardt in exploring the incredible bounty of Lazio, Italy. The farm is covered with olive trees and vineyards and boasts a beautiful pool and vistas. This beautiful area is also home to many ancient Etruscan necropolis and ruins.

We will harvest seasonal produce and use meat from the heritage breed cattle, pigs and chickens located directly on or in proximity to the property. We will learn to make bread in the wood fire oven; master the tricks of hand-made pasta and forage for wild herbs and mushrooms in the surrounding woodlands.

"One of the best vacations of my life. We lived, cooked, ate and drank like Italians. Absolutely magical!" – Julia Burgoyne, London England

"The classes were so much fun and easy to execute once I returned. The friendships and bonds I made with my fellow classmates continue on to this day. A truly exceptional experience and one I will never forget!" – Lisa Thrower, Atlanta USA

The trip will also include visits to Sergio Mottura Winery for a wine tour of the Champagne cellars, wine tasting and dinner in Sergio's Wine Hotel; historic Tuscania with a visit to the local market and lunch in the medieval Abbey of San Giusto and we will make sheep’s milk Pecorino and Ricotta with an artisan cheesemaker.

Join us for a week of exploration, cooking, learning and laughing!



Now booking for 2019: September 16 to September 21, 2019

TOUR ONLY – $3899.00

5 nights (6 days) accommodation based on double occupancy.
6 day guided culinary tour.
All meals and wine included
Important Note: Unfortunately unable to accommodate gluten free allergies or vegetarian diets.

4 off-site day trips (including transportation):  Sergio Mottura Winery with dinner, Ancient Lost City of Civita di Bagnoregio,
cheesemaking with Artisan cheesemaker, medieval Tuscania’s local market with lunch at the San Giusto Abbey.

All applicable local taxes.

Not included: Transportation to/from the farm, tips (guides, servers, drivers etc.),
travel insurance, items of a personal nature.



Chef Dana Reinhardt

After many culinary trips to Italy, Dana is realizing a life long dream of hosting cooking classes and culinary adventures in Tuscania, Italy. Dana will host two trips a year to this food lover's jewel. Dana brings her extensive professional cooking expertise and her fun loving style of teaching to each group she hosts.

  • About Dana

Dana began her career in the hospitality industry at the age of 12, spinning cotton candy and selling corn dogs at the PNE. Her father was in the wine importing business for many years and instilled a love of wine, food and travel.

Dana’s culinary fate was sealed when, after managing several flagship Vancouver restaurants in her early twenties, she followed her passion into the kitchen, completing her formal chef’s education at Dubrulle Culinary School and launching her extremely successful inaugural venture, Cellar Door Restaurant at Sumac Ridge Winery in the Okanagan.

To deepen her craft further, she completed an apprenticeship at the storied River Cafe in London, England, an experience that continues to fuel her creatively to this day.  Inspired and emboldened by what she learned there, she returned to Vancouver and launched one of the most innovative and awarded small plates restaurants in Vancouver’s culinary history, CRU.

Dana is now the principal at SOL Kitchen, a food and hospitality consulting company, where she can take full advantage of her experience on both sides of the pass for a diverse range of clients, from fast-casual restaurants like Noodlebox to being the representative in Canada for New Zealand, for whom she served as Chef Ambassador to local food producers like Windset Farms (see more of Dana’s recipes on Windset Farms).


“The cooking school experience exceeded my expectations and has given us such pleasure and awakened our need to do more culinary adventures. We may never take our aprons off agains! Dana made every cooking and learning moment interesting and exciting. Simply, one of the greatest experiences we have had in our lives!” 

– John Johnson, Maple Ridge BC

Contact Us

To inquire about the experience, email Chef Dana directly at romanculinaryadventure@gmail.com or reinhardtdana19@gmail.com, or contact her directly at 604-219-6550. Or visit our travel partner Travel Best Bets for more information.

  • 604-219-6550
  • romanculinaryadventure@gmail.com