Sally-the cooking class was absolutely fabulous!!! Thank you so much for finding it and encouraging me to keep the reservation. I would very highly recommend Francesca to your clients. The taxi was expensive ($110 total) but there was a lot of traffic due to Easter celebration-lots of people in town.
It was supposed to be a 2 hr class then dinner-but she spent 6 hours with me (I was the only student) and we had so much fun! We made 4 kinds of pasta, 2 kinds of sauces, focaccia bread, and tiramisu. She was an architect who decided to go to Le Cordon Bleu for pastries- but much of what she learned about pasta, she learned from her grandmother.
I also spent part of the day walking along Lago Maggiore-it's exceptionally beautiful here with the Alps in the background and flowers blooming everywhere. I join up with the Colette group tomorrow...
Thank you again,