Learn traditional vegetarian dishes with Teta Laureta (Cultural tour)

$35 per person

Welcome to the Vegetarian Cooking Class with Teta Laureta! This culinary experience will take you inside the home of a local lady, Teta Laureta, who loves to cook and wants to share her special recipes with you.
Join us on this unique culinary adventure with Teta Laureta, and discover the flavors of Albanian cuisine in a local home setting!

Pricing: The cost of the tour is €35,00 per person, and the maximum number of people is limited to 10 to keep the experience intimate.

  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Departure Time
    Please arrive by 9:30 AM for a prompt departure at 10:00 AM.
  • Return Time
    Approximately 3:30 PM.
  • Dress Code
    Casual. Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking shoes, hat, light jacket.
Here is your itinerary for the day:
  • Meeting Point: Meet your host at CercizTopulli Square and walk to the neighborhood of Pazar i Vjeter, one of the oldest in town, where you will be warmly welcomed into Teta Laureta's home.
  • Class Start: Start your culinary journey by sipping on a glass of raki, a traditional Albanian drink produced by Teta Laureta's husband, or some of her delicious homemade drinks while chatting with your group. Then, under Teta Laureta's guidance, you will learn how to prepare three vegetarian dishes using fresh, local ingredients.
  • Cooking Class: You will begin with the "Qofte Bobollaqe," a dish consisting mainly of yogurt. Next, you will prepare the traditional "Qifqis," which can only be found in Gjirokaster, and consists mainly of rice. Finally, you will make a dessert called "Hasude." Teta Laureta has already prepared the seasonal salad for you, which will accompany all three dishes.
  • Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor: After all the hard work, sit down with your group to savor each of your dishes. Pair your menu with a complimentary glass of wine, raki, or a soft drink and have a nice chat while you eat.
  • Recipe Card: In the end, Teta Laureta will give you a recipe card of what you have cooked so that you can prepare the same thing at home whenever you want.
  • Tour End: The class will end after the meal, and you will have had the opportunity to learn new cooking skills, make new friends, and enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal.
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