Why you will love this retreat
The retreat includes
2-Nights twin-share in beautiful accommodation.
Hands-on cooking workshops, including homemade pasta and sauces, cheeze and sweets.
All delicious vegan meals and drinks (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, supper).
We will be cooking up a storm every day and enjoying the fruits of our labour for many of our meals. So you must enjoy cooking (or have a desire to learn how to cook vegan food).
Tea ceremony meditation.
Food writing workshop.
Chocolate mindfulness session, featuring Local Craft chocolate spreads.
Spa pamper night, including making DIY beauty products.
Fun ‘Masterchef’ games (non-competitive).
Connecting with new people.
Relaxation, inspiration, indulgence, fun.
Discussions, insights and socialising over a cuppas or perhaps a glass a vino!
Getting into nature.
Take home goody-bag. Recipes from the weekend included.
Mountains of food and laughter.
Cooking tips and consultation.
Bring your cooking questions and Nadia will answer them (and provide you the information after the class). We may even get to have some impromptu cooking sessions.
Time for you to relax and flow.
This retreat is about connecting to our joy, our shared love of food, simple pleasures, creativity, filling our heart and soul and enjoying wonderful company.
Reconnect with what you love and cherish. Leave with your heart filled to the brim!
PRICES ARE ALL INCLUSIVE
(per person, including 2 nights accommodation, all meals and activities/workshops).
Shared room $520-$530
Single room $600 NOW SOLD OUT!
The rooms are a combination of twin-share and single rooms and bed sizes. We do have rooms suitable for couples or friends. Please just let us know at the time of booking in your notes that you are retreating together. If you are coming with a friend, ensure you’re all booking together or at the same time so one of you don’t miss out!
Require your own room? Choose the single room option. We have 2 rooms available for retreaters who would prefer their own room. At the time of booking, please choose the single room option. (EDIT: SINGLE ROOMS NOW SOLD OUT).
Please note that by booking you knowledge that this is non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend, you may transfer the ticket onto someone else.
In the unlikely event we cancel the retreat you will be refunded fully.
Limited places available. However the retreat must reach a minimum number of participants in order to go ahead.
NOVEMBER Friday 15th- Sunday 17th, 2019
~ If you will be arriving later, please let us know ~
Tootgarook, VIC (Mornington Peninsula)
Actual address will be emailed
WHAT TO BRING
Further details will be emailed to you on booking, what to bring, all contact details, and details of the program.
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Meet your host
Nadia has been cooking vegan food for 18 years and loves to share her passion for recreating Italian classics through The Vegan Italian Kitchen. In early 2019, she published her cookbook Discovering Vegan Italian. She has also just returned from 3 months in Italy, learning about regional vegan Italian cuisine. Nadia’s greatest inspiration in the kitchen (apart from her big appetite) is her Italian heritage; her father was born in the small southern Italian village of Molinara in the Campania region. She runs cooking classes, is a presenter, food consultant and has been featured on ABC and 3AW radio stations. Nadia has written articles on Italian food and vegan travel for Nourish, The Australian Vegan Magazine, Vegan Lifestyle Magazine and Segmento magazines and Vegan Travel. In 2018, Nadia competed in Season 2 of the SBS reality TV program The Chefs’ Line where she cooked up a storm with her vegan Eggplant Parmigiana for Italian Week. Alongside The Vegan Italian Kitchen, Nadia is also a school teacher, published playwright, poet and actress.
Nadia has created this retreat to bring like-minded women together, to share in the love of food and cooking, in an inspiring and creative space. What she is most passionate about is designing food experiences that create connection, warmth, discussion, joy and hospitality.
Laura / Vegan Italian Cooking Class
I loved every minute of the day. Nadia is very welcoming and warm. She made the day very authentic and I felt like I was in Italy. It was so enjoyable and I learned a lot about vegan cooking. She gave very practical recipes and easy to make delicious food.
Constance / Vegan Italian Cooking Class
The day was such a “jewel” ( women, food, ambience, values). Tonight I made more pizza & pasta, last night I duplicated the frittata with silver beet. The tiramisu was delicious! Mille Grazie
Joanne / Discovering Vegan Italian cookbook
Lucy Stegley / Raw Events Australia
Having presented with and collaborated alongside Nadia at various public cooking demos, festivals and hospitality ventures, her genuine passion for showcasing the virtues of vegan cuisine is always nothing short of contagious. Nadia's knack for recipe development and food styling combines naturally with her Italian heritage and the knowledge gained from her extensive research and travels throughout some of the best vegan haunts of Italy. This background is a perfect fit for Nadia to teach others how to recreate the flavours of her beloved bella Italia with 100% plant-powered ingredients.
Kristy / Discovering Vegan Italian cookbook
The Vegan Italian Kitchen has made a masterpiece. It's so beautiful and looks seriously tasty. I've only been eating vegetarian for 6 months, but I'm so looking forward to trying some of the recipes in this book, especially the ossobuco, and learning how to make seitan. Now my mouth is watering. Well done Nadia. Thank you for being part of the inspiration to finally go meat free.