Cooking Class & Events Reviews

great way to bond as family

We took our 5 children to a Pizza Making class and it was one of the best experiences we have had whilst holidaying in the Blue Mtns. A great way to bond as a family and learn how to cook pizza in such a family friendly and relaxing environment. If we do come back to the BM again, we would love to do another cooking class with you.

J Evans, Sep 2022

went home with practical skills

Thank you for providing such a memorable experience. We had a fun time and went away with a practical skill. We had a lovely time and thoroughly enjoyed it.

R and T Noldan, Jan 2022

bountiful lunch

The highlight of our stay was the Pasta & Sauces class taught whilst we were there and the bountiful and magnificent Italian lunch afterwards. We learnt so much, we hope to be back soon and often.


Barbara Clark, Nov 2021

fantastic gnocchi workshop

We had  a fantastic gnocchi workshop. Loved having Silvana, her sister and Nona at our place showing us how easy gnochhi is to make. Lots of laughs, fantastic food and the most amazing dessert. Highly recommend this workshop.


Vicki Cook, Oct 2020

meticulous detail

Thank you Silvana & Antonella, at Fifth Ave Katoomba Retreat, for staging a beautifully executed, traditional 'Ferragosto' event ! Much appreciation for your warm hospitality & meticulous detail, creating a fun - filled afternoon of delicious feasting & light- hearted connecting.

D Calleja, Sep 2022

more than expected

Thank you very much for the cooking class and your hospitality during the class. You have done more than we can expect. The children learn a lot from the cooking class and their parents were very happy with your service. Thank you very much.


Lis Franklin, Dec 2021

very experienced cooks

We had a wonderful day learning Pasta making from these lovely ladies and very experienced cooks. Their genuine Italian generosity of spirit and family cultural experience gave us a very memorable day. I am really looking forward to more classes in the future.


Ros Devaux, Nov 2021

you make it fun

Amazing knowledge, you make it fun and interesting especially for kids (6 yrs and 12 yrs). Tyler is already planning how to incorporate pasta making in his repertoire!


Caroline and Maria, Sept 2020

charming hosts

My wife and I attended the Italian Christmas in July event. Everything about the event was perfect, charming and friendly hosts, delicious food and a wonderful location. We are looking forward to the next event and would recommend the events to everyone.

S Wakeling, Jul 2022

lovely anniversary celebration

Thanks for your email and the lovely day we spent cooking with you and Maria. It was a great way for us to celebrate our anniversary. I am sure I will book in again with you in the future.

Emma Rogers, Dec 2021

delivered ten fold

A wonderful experience learning to make ravioli and a sensational tomato sauce. Highly recommend. We not only learned a new skill but enjoyed a meal with our hosts. What was promised was delivered ten fold.

Sharen Page, June 2021

outstanding quality

Amazing cooking classes, great location, beautiful garden & atmosphere. The variety and quality of the food was outstanding.


Linda Kemp, Apr 2019