(VIP EDITION) The Kitchen of Monsù, Sicilian aristocracy of 800

Meeting place:

Bar Caffè Valentino, Piazza San Mauro, 30
Viagrande (Catania) - Sicilia


16:00 - 21:00

How we move:

personal car



Artès Mariagrazia

Expert in agricultural food production


Nature, agricultural production, cooking traditions, local traditions


Young people and adults, single and families, native of Italian origin, who love to rediscover the deepest roots of Sicilian culture in the relationship with the traditions of cooking, and with local food production.


  • Meeting with Mariagrazia in Viagrande at the Bar Caffè Valentino
  • Transfer to Monica's home, owner of the “Kitchen of the Sun” where will be introduced the program of the "Master in Monsù kitchen" before leaving to look for the ingredients
  • Along the Ionian side of Etna you will visit a beautiful citrus grove in which lemons will be collected under inspection and by tasting. In a subsequent stop, local vegetables and fruits will be collected, learning how to evaluate the products according to the specification that Mariagrazia will teach you
  • Return to the “Kitchen of the Sun” with all the ingredients, there Monsù cooking lesson will take place , actively involving all the participants who will also learn how to prepare the table according to this Sicilian tradition of the 19th century
  • A toast for the accomplished lesson, and giving of the certificate of participation to the master, with final meal with the prepared dishes


Mariagrazia is an expert in food production, and together with her friend Monica, a professional cook, she decided to create the first master of specialization in the Monsù kitchen where you will learn to choose food products, cook them and even prepare the table in the way foreseen by this particular type of kitchen, where the tradition of French cooks, hired by the high aristocracy of the time, progressively became mixed with the purest soul of Sicily.

If you have decided to participate, do not hesitate, bring your shopping bag, Mariagrazia will give you the apprentice badge

Mariagrazia specializes in the management of agricultural production, and thus will lead us to meet agricultural farms where we will learn to evaluate the high quality of local food production, finding the necessary ingredients for a perfect Monsù recipe. Monica will teach us how to cook a seasonal dish and will transfer to us the art of how to set the table according to the Monsù style. At the end, we will taste the fruit of our work, enjoying the meal while hearing tales on the traditions of Sicilian cooking and lifestyle


  • Kids or children under 12 are welcomed only if accompanied by an adult.
  • At booking, please inform about any food allergies and/or intolerance.


Itinerary between local producers of fruit and vegetables, animated by an expert on food production specialized as Experiential Tourism Operator, a cooking lesson according to Monsù tradition led by a professional chef, lunch based on the cooked dishes, certificate of participation and final brindisi



Means of transport are not included.