Roddi — Relevance of the castle of Roddi

Vinum cooking classes: chefs Antonella Ricci and Vinod Sookar

Inside Roddi Castle, in one of Italy's finest cooking schools, Puglia's star chefs Antonella and Vinod will bring the Mediterranean sunshine to the table with you

from Sunday

28 April 2024

at 10:30

to Sunday

28 April 2024

at 12:30

Vinum’s formula is that of a city embracing its excellence and revealing it along the streets and through the squares.

Vinum is an event that brings together wine connoisseurs, gourmets and those who want to be passionate about the art and culture of the lower Piedmont region, being lulled by the beauty of the vineyards and hills that in 2014 Unesco recognized as a World Heritage Site.

Vinum is the opportunity to stroll through the streets of the city tasting the best wines of the area through food and wine tastings in the city’s iconic places.

The event with chefs Antonella and Vinod

Inside the Castle of Roddi, in one of Italy’s finest cooking schools, through theoretical and practical courses, you will be taught recipes for great iconic dishes by leading chefs in a very special location.

Inside the Castle are 7 modern steel stations complete with all kitchen utensils.

Participants are always personally involved and will have the opportunity to taste what is being prepared, accompanied by a glass of wine.

Each participant will be given a free gift:

  • the kitchen apron
  • the recipe made with the chef

There are 7 stations that can be used individually or doubly.
The course is limited in number and has a maximum attendance of 14 people.
The stations are complete with all the necessary equipment for the theoretical and practical conduct of classes.

The chefs

Antonella and Vinod, star chefs from Puglia since 1996, met during an Apulian cooking seminar Antonella held in Mauritius.

Sandro Morari in 1998, thinking of a team of women to represent Italian cuisine abroad, chose Antonella, who on leaving his restaurant said goodbye to her parents with a premonitory phrase: “I will return with a husband.”

On the island they entrusted Vinod to her as an aid: they married after a year.

She from Brindisi, he from Mauritius, companions in life and work; the secret of Ricci Osteria is kept in the relationship between Antonella Ricci and Vinod Sookar, but not only.

The Ricci surname represents a true boast of Apulian catering, and it is in the family restaurant, Al Fornello da Ricci since 1966, holder of Puglia’s longest-running Michelin Star, that Antonella takes her first steps in the kitchen.

The couple’s dream isto bring the Mediterranean sunshine to Milan, a desire that becomes a reality thanks to meeting with founding partners Massimiliano Paradisi, Marco Postiglione and Resident Chef Francesco Bordone.

Thus Ricci Osteria was born, a place where guests can feel at home, enveloped in the warmth of a large family.

The dish

Orecchiette and maccheroncini pasta with Sunday beef roll ragout

Organized by

Vinum Alba


28 April 2024

at 10:30


28 April 2024

at 12:30

How to participate

95.00 € full

80,oo € discounted until April 10

To make reservations click here.


Indirizzo: Via Carlo Alberto, 15, 12060 Roddi CN, Italia

Relevance of the castle of Roddi

Via Carlo Alberto, 15, 12060 Roddi CN, Italia
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Vinum Alba

Vinum è una vetrina e al contempo un’occasione per degustare i più grandi vini del Piemonte. Le produzioni d’eccellenza del nostro territorio si presentano nel centro storico di Alba accompagnate allo Street Food ëd Langa, cibo di strada di alta qualità, ricco di storia e di tradizione langarola. Nei giorni di Vinum le piazze della città diventano banchi d’assaggio dedicati alla degustazione delle principali tipologie di vini prodotte nella zona: il Barolo, il Barbaresco, il Dolcetto, il Moscato, il Roero Arneis e il Roero, i bianchi delle Langhe, l’Asti Spumante e i vini del Monferrato, senza dimenticare le Grappe e i distillati del Piemonte. Le degustazioni, guidate e curate dall’AIS Associazione Italiana Sommelier, avvengono dalle 10.30 alle 20.00 per tutta la durata della manifestazione.