To fully immerse ourselves in Italian cooking’s passion and rich history, learn how to feel Italian and discover the wellness behind the ancient Italian cooking traditions. We need to relax in laid-back surrondings and enjoy the full experience of eating with all five senses.
For me, Italian cooking is all about open spaces, fresh, local ingredients, and sharing with lots of friends and family, which isn’t always the easiest when cooking in restaurants or tiny New York City apartments. Poor acoustics, limited space, and lack of time mean that both the chef and the guests aren’t able to get what I call the “true Italian experience”. As a result, I created the Back to the Basics retreat as a way of sharing the food and culture I grew up with in Italy. And what better place to do that than in the beautiful Luperón, Dominican Republic?
Visiting Luperón, located on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, instantly reminded me of my parents’ life and childhood home back in Italy. Surrounded by nature, where everything is so fresh and electricity isn’t always a guarantee, this retreat will give you the chance to slow down, recharge, and go back to a simple, less hectic way of living.
The impression that Luperón left on me was so powerful that I want to share it with as many others as I can and invite you to spend four magical days with us filled with delicious cooking, unforgettable fun, and world-class entertainment that you won’t soon forget. You will also receive the opportunity to work directly with world-renowned Chef Stefano Ferro to prepare fresh, daily meals from the catch of the day. This retreat provides the perfect balance of one-on-one, personalized instruction and a full hands-on experience. You won’t want to miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!
This workshop offers every guest the opportunity to make their very own pizza and focaccia bread in a traditional fireplace! Delicious and true to Italian roots!
For those interested in learning a higher level of Italian cuisine, this workshop offers guests the opportunity to learn how to make delicious, authentic tomato sauce!
Surrounded by beautiful flowers and breathtaking views, the only sounds you’ll hear are those of the wind and the peaceful ocean waves hitting the shore.
Learn the secrets behind authentic Italian dishes and improve your cooking skills with Chef Stefano! One on one sessions available for sign-up.
If you are ready to reconnect, go back to the roots and learn about sustainability you must book the ultimate 5th-day experience.
Twin Villas offers the perfect, relaxing home away from home and is just a short four hours plane ride from New York City. As soon as you arrive, you will quickly find that you have landed in paradise. Surrounded by beautiful flowers and breathtaking views, the only sounds you’ll hear are those of the wind and the peaceful ocean waves hitting the shore. It is truly a little piece of heaven on earth.