Posted on: 6th Apr 2017
For the first weekend course, which took place on 31 March - 2 April Aldo invited his friend and Celebrity Masterchef finalist Jodie Kidd to co-host in the stunning Abruzzo countryside.
Guests spent a fun packed weekend with Aldo, where he took them back to his birthplace, Abruzzo and the small seaside town of Pescara.
On Saturday they checked in to the beautiful Villa Maria Hotel perched on the hilltops with wonderful sea views, and an award-winning spa. Spent the afternoon in the kitchen with Aldo, preparing a stunning selection of regional dishes to enjoy together, as well as picking up a few tricks of the trade.
That evening Aldo hosted a dinner party in his inimitable style, imparting an array of stories based on his many years in the restaurant industry. With a magnetic, warm personality, Aldo had everyone laughting and enjoying themselves in no time.
On Sunday morning Aldo gave a personal tour of the local markets showing the best places to buy seasonal fish and vegetables and how to pick the very best, before going back to the award-winning Zaccagnini winery nearby, which is renowned for its outstanding Montepulciano wine and its breath-taking scenery a wonderful weekend.