One of the very first culinary schools in the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento area

Cooking school at Hotel Oasi Olimpia Relais

While you’re in Sorrento or the Amalfi Coast, don’t miss the chance to have a truly unique Italian culinary experience here with us at the Olimpia Cooking School.
 
Oasi Olimpia Relais’ cooking school was one of the very first culinary schools in the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento area, opening at the same time as the Boutique Hotel. It has long been a much-loved, must-visit destination for those who love food and cooking as much as we do!
 
Whether you’re a complete beginner or a culinary master, you are assured of an unforgettable experience with us here in Sorrento, as we use the freshest ingredients to make delicious dishes, with plenty of fun and friendship along the way. You’ll learn from a team who are dedicated as much to our guests as we are to the highest culinary values and traditions.

A unique experience in the hills of Sorrento…
 
The building that now houses the school has always held strong links to the culinary world, since its beginnings as a noble farmhouse built by German aristocrat Max Brandmeyer. He decided to settle in Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi not only for the outstanding natural beauty, but also for the huge variety and top quality of nutritious fresh produce made possible by the favourable climate, unique position and fertile soils. It was he who actually imported and planted the very first  “limongella” apple here - now one of the most characteristic apple varieties of the heights of Sorrento.
 
Later, the property passed to the Insigne family, and today, landlord Mr. Salvatore Insigne is always on-hand and available to every guest.

A shared passion for great food and the finest ingredients…
 
Above all, Mr. Salvatore is a lover of good food and has a strong passion for "knowing how to cook," which has been passed down from his mother, Ms. Olimpia.
 
He now takes care of the kitchen, deciding the menus and sourcing only the very best, local ingredients and the freshest seasonal produce. Every morning he visits our onsite orchards and gardens to tend to the vast crop of organic produce that is grown on our estate, so as to guarantee our customers only the finest quality ingredients.
 
With the rolling hills of the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento as a backdrop, immersed in the verdant gardens of the Oasi Olimpia, cooking classes are held in two large, fully equipped kitchens that are an impressive combination of serious culinary professionalism and charming Italian tradition. The flagship is the large wood-fire oven, carefully constructed according to the exacting standards required by Neapolitan tradition, and covered in typical Vietri tiles.

A beautiful way to make the most of your stay…
 
The duration of classes varies, but is generally a minimum of two or three enjoyable hours that pass quickly as you learn new skills and make new friends.
During the lesson, the chef will guide you to success, giving advice and directions, and explaining not only the best method but also the secrets to selecting ingredients.
And when you return home, you’ll be able to delight your family and friends with a beautiful meal with the recipes you’ve learned here in Sorrento at Olimpia Cooking School.
And remember, for an unforgettable dish, you need:
 
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon of a desire to learn
½ cup of commitment
1 kg of passion
1 pinch of imagination
Joy at will
Indispensable ingredient: Oasi Olimpia Relais

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A Day in the Kitchen

Come along for a cooking class at Oasi Olimpia Relais. Available to those staying in our luxury hotel and elsewhere, it is a great choice for those with limited time, who want to a unique experience learning more about the culinary traditions of our area. Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of your stay. Included in the price is a practical, hands-on lesson in the kitchen where you will prepare a full 5-course meal, and at the end you can relax with a cocktail served in the cool shade of our fragrant terrace, appreciating the food you’ve prepared. Participation in the class also includes a meal at the restaurant "Oasi" with drinks included.

More than a Day in the kitchen ..... here our programs:

This is a great choice for those who want to experience the best the area has to offer in an entirely original way. It’s particularly convenient for those who prefer a stress-free holiday, as we will take care of everything from the moment you arrive in Naples until your departure. With just the right balance of activities, you will attend cooking classes, visit the most beautiful and interesting sights of Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, and also have time to relax and enjoy the best the area has to offer.

Cooking School Program in Sorrento - 7 Days / 6 Nights (Sorrento Cooking Vacation 7 Day / 6 Nights) Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at the hotel, time to relax and Welcome Dinner;
Day 2: Breakfast, then a visit to a local farm where you can taste a range of genuine local products that are typical of Sorrento (salami, limoncello, marmalades, cheeses and mozzarella). First cooking class and dinner at the elegant Oasi restaurant.
Day 3: Breakfast and second cooking class and departure to visit the Amalfi coast, including the enchanting Ravello. After returning in the evening, you can enjoy your dinner at Oasi.
Day 4: Breakfast, departure for a Winery located on the slopes of Mt Vesuvius where you can sample local wines and enjoy a lunch. After the return you will have time to relax and enjoy the afternoon. This evening, dinner is at one of the most elegant restaurants in the area.
Day 5: Breakfast, free morning, in the afternoon there will be the third cooking class with dinner at Oasi. Day 6: Breakfast, departure to the charming isle of Capri. Return in the afternoon and participate in a cooking lesson dedicated to Pizza.
Day 7: Breakfast and departure. See you soon!

Program Cooking School in Sorrento - 5 days / 4 nights (Sorrento Cooking Vacation 5 days / 4 nights) Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival at the hotel, time to relax and Welcome Dinner;
Day 2: Breakfast, then a visit to a local farm where you can taste a range of genuine local products that are typical of Sorrento (salami, limoncello, marmalades, cheeses and mozzarella). First cooking class and dinner at the elegant Oasi restaurant.
Day 3: Breakfast, departure to the charming isle of Capri. Return in the afternoon and participate in your second cooking lesson;
Day 4: Breakfast and third cooking class, before departure to visit the Amalfi coast, where you can admire the enchanting Ravello. After returning in the evening, you can enjoy your dinner at Oasi, in one of the most elegant restaurants in the area.
Day 5: Breakfast and departure. See you soon!

Cooking with friends, old and new…
 
Cooking lessons begin with a meeting between participants and the chef, chatting not only about the cooking class but also getting to know each other over a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. In fact, a key element of our success is the social atmosphere of friendship and laughter in all our lessons, as we share the secrets of culinary art.
 
The pride of our Sorrento cooking school is our chef, who speaks perfect English and has years of experience in the field. In addition to being warm, friendly and fun, he is always patient, and willing to explain and demonstrate the best possible way to prepare unique dishes.
 
Delicious local dishes prepared by you…
 
Each lesson consists of the preparation of a starter, a first course, a main course and finally a dessert; Four delicious courses of traditional Italian and Neapolitan delicacies, prepared by you.
 
Among the most popular “primi” or first course dishes include typical Sorrento gnocchi, or the famous ravioli that are a must on our tables, especially on Sunday. You will learn to make the dough from scratch, kneading and shaping it, before creating the perfect sauce. This hands-on approach to learning means you will get real practice under the expert guidance of the chef - and can be proud of what you’ve made!
 
Main courses may be meat, chicken or fish - but our ultimate goal is to meet your needs, so please let us know of any dietary requirements.
 
One of our most traditional Mediterranean recipes at Olimpia Cooking School is the famous eggplant parmigiana…and in summer we will use eggplants (aubergines) freshly harvested from our organic garden, for an extraordinary flavor.
 
Finally we will create a luscious dessert, whether the timeless tiramisu, or panna cotta, and more.
 
Don’t forget about Neapolitan pizza. We often devote an entire lesson to this most beloved of local delights; Naples was, after all, the birthplace of pizza! You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets that have made it world-famous, and that only few experts are willing to share.

Olimpia Cooking School dedicates a special lesson to art of making an authentic Neapolitan Pizza.

Pizza Class
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Olimpia Cooking School dedicates  a special lesson to art of making an authentic Neapolitan Pizza. Our Cooking School is open from the 2000 and the pizza class was the first of Sorrento and Amalfi Coast. Our Students are  the guests that spend  their holiday  in Positano, Amalfi or Sorrento sometime we have guests also from Ravello and Pompeii  Pizza is the icon of the Ita…

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Around Us

Oasi Olimpia Relais is located in Sant’Agata sui due Golfi, a lovely village 10Km far from Sorrento town, so called because of his unique geographic location, which offers an extraordinary view on Naples and Salerno Gulf.

Sant’Agata is a small village where there are vaireties of Cafès, local shops, restaurants – from the most traditional to the Michelin Star,  Furthermore full of phats for an enjoyable walk, to reach unmissable places, as Punta Campanella or Ieranto Bay.  

Do not miss the chance to visit “Il Deserto”, Not far from Sant’Agata ; very admired location for the breath-taking panorama and his ancient cloister, full of history and legends.

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Wedding in Sorrento at Oasi Olimpia Relais

Just yesterday , with great pleasure we received a lovely couple with their big family.

After a warm welcome and introduction, Guests went straight to refine and talk about all the details for their special day. So… we all “rolled up our sleeves” and start to get everything ready  for the breathtaking terrace, where the astonishing ceremony will be celebrated.

….A couple of hours later… Impatient Groom and Guests are waiting to see and … the wonderful Bride to come down the staircase… Music is playing her father appears on top of it and there she is…. Delicately going down the staircase ready to go through the “nave” and reach her life partner. One of the most moving moments…

After this enchanting cohesion, with joy laughs and happiness tears, framed by a unique landscape – the Gulf of Naples- everyone is ready to  make  a toast to Bride & Groom with excellent Champagne to go with savoury appetizer.

walking down we reach the magnificent Pergola where, between great music and toasts, the fine dinner is ready to be served.

But suddenly a surprise… All the Guests got ready games and Karaoke for Bride & Groom, really unexpected and fun situation!

The evening concludes with the slice of the Bridal Cake and photos, which will recall beautiful memories. 

Well… Another day full of joy and love brings to the end here at Oasi Olimpia Relais , where we put our heart into all the things for the purpose of satisfy Guests needs, make them happy; living unforgettable unique moments at the magical anciant dwelling.  

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Discovery traditional pizza of Naples at Olimpia Cooking School

Non poteva esserci inizio migliore per questa stagione 2019, se non con un divertentissimo Pizza Class.

Ha avuto come protagonista una famiglia americana, con due simpatici bambini di 11 e 13 anni.

Hanno soggiornato per qualche giorno sulla splendida Costiera Amalfitana e con piacere hanno scelto di trascorrere una giornata presso la nostra struttura, situata nella magnifica Penisola Sorrentina.

 Dopo aver fatto le varie presentazioni e gustato una Limonata fresca, certamente fatta con i limoni del nostro giardino, possiamo metterci all’opera. Attentamente leggiamo la ricetta  ed è subito “mani in pasta.”

Durante la lezione, guidati dall’impeccabile Chef, abbiamo imparato piccoli ma essenziali segreti, per una morbida e gustosissima pasta di pizza.

Durante l’attesa della lievitazione della pasta, veniamo gentilmente accompagnati a visitare giardini circostanti, dove ogni anno vengono coltivati con amore e passione i protagonisti che andranno a deliziare il vostro palato.

Dopo questa passeggiata tra la natura, siamo pronti per tornare alla pizza ormai lievitata; quindi la stendiamo e possiamo condirla a nostro piacimento scegliendo tra una vasta varietà di ingredienti.

Tra una risata e l’altra riusciamo ad infornare le pizze nel nostro forno a legna, appena cotte a puntino subito pronti per gustarla… Dulcis in fundo il dessert.. la famosa e delicata Pizza con Nutella.

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We are Ready

Dear friends and clients past and future…with excitement and enthusiasm we are getting ready for the reopening. The 7th April 2019 is the official reopening date for the new season at Hotel Oasi Olimpia – just in time for Easter. The last few months have been challenging in getting the hotel ready. Having been awarded a fifth star - a testament to the high quality of all the services we provide- we wanted to take the opportunity to freshen up some aspects of the hotel while still maintaining all that which represents our story and our history. We set about improving our elegant rooms and communal areas in subtle ways to improve comfort and add aesthetic touches. We have invested in technological improvements to offer improved internet speed and connections, added more USB ports and installed Smart TV’s in every room. We are also very proud of our Green credentials and have added to our Garden –a green oasis in the Sorrentine Peninsula-by planting more than 100 apple trees of a variety that has always been indigenous to the area but the numbers have been in decline “Mela Limoncella”. A rose garden has been added too which will add colour and romance. So we invite you to consider visiting us this year. We assure you of a stay that is synonymous with comfort and service and stroll around a village that is unique in its customs and boasts friendly bars and first class restaurants.

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Cooking School

Today we are proud to announce the reopening of our Cooking School Olimpia and it is also the day we welcome our first intake of guests and students who are participating and will be with us for 6 days. This is something quite unique that we have offered for many years now and we do this in conjunction with our esteemed industry partners. The first evening will be a chance for all to meet at dinner and get to know each other and we are sure new friendships will be forged and fostered. So what can our guests further expect? Their stay will be dedicated to developing their knowledge and skills in Italian cooking infused with passion and fun. Tomorrow there will be a visit to a typical home where the owners will open their doors and welcome them into their kitchens to reveal the secrets of two of their main ingredients : olive oil and mozzarella. They will have the opportunity to make this cheese for themselves. More visits are arranged to include a visit to vineyards on the slopes of Vesuvius, a day on the Amalfi Coast and of course a visit to the Island of Capri. Three cooking classes take place during the week headed up by our chef and given in English. They will be fun and our students will learn how to make local favourites like Gnocchi Sorrentino or Eggplant Parmigiano. They are getting ready to embark on a great culinary adventure… why don’t you join us …for more information please contact ……

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