Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Last week I was invited to a Great Italian Cook Off for hands on experience with Chef Giuseppe Lioce at Prego by Westin, Pune.

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

From the moment I got the invite, I knew I was going to attend it. A chance to learn from the original Italian Chef, no way I was going to miss that.

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

This experience was designed by FBAI and GourmetItUp and was an invite only event. I already have experienced amazing hospitality and experience extended by GourmetItUp with Hyatt Baan Tao and of Prego, Westin Pune earlier, so I was looking forward to it.

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

FBAI has emerged as a one point contact for all food related news, details, events etc and is slowly taking lead in organizing the food scene in India and 3 cheers to them for taking a mammoth of task.

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

And I must say I came back with lot of learning and a confidence of making my own pasta from scratch at home. Whoa!! Watch this space for Eggless Pasta at home very soon.

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

We covered 6 signature dishes of Chef Lioce during the Masterclass including salads, mains and desserts.

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Pear Salad with Gorgonzola Cheese and Rocket Leaves, Panzanella Salad (both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions),

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Eggplant Parmigiana,

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Maltagliati Pasta from scratch,

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Calzoni di Nutella.

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

After making these dishes along with the chef, I tasted the creations accompanied by a glass of White Wine. Perfecto for me!

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger's #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

Hands-On Italian Cook-Off at Prego by Westin, Pune | Blogger’s #Masterclass by FBAI & GourmetItUp

I can’t wait to try all these recipes again at home and share them with you. And I am sure you want to learn the speciality of Bari region in Italy. Stay tuned!