We have all returned home now - Braden and Hannah to Edinburgh, Wendy to London and Mike and I are back in Sydney. I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful day we all had at Mamma Agata's. It was fabulous, a wonderful memory from the trip. I must thank you for being very accomodating to Hannah's allergy: I was unaware of it myself until this trip ( I am still getting to know my daughter-in -law, a little difficult while they are overseas!) Your wonderful, friendly, welcoming manner put everyone at ease and made for a truely relaxed, extremely enjoyable day and we all enjoyed meeting new people, learning about, and tasting the food --Braden probably a little more than the rest of us - I don't know where he puts it all !! The setting is just magical as is all the Amalfi Coast: it is a little piece of paradise on this earth ; I just loved it!
Many thanks again Chiara for a truely wonderful day; a great and unique experience!
Chiara- what and absolutely incredible day! We enjoyed every minute spent in the kitchen with you and Mama Agata. I don't think we have ever eaten so much in one day, and we wanted more! Thank you so much for sending us home with such wonderful recipes so that we may attempt to come close to your and your Mother's talent At least we can relive a little. It was the perfect way to celebrate my Mom's 60th birthday. I will send pictures soon. Ciao!
Claire and Brian Topping
As soon as we arrived at Mamma Agata's cookery class last year we instantly knew we had found our dream wedding location. As well as being impressed by the magnificent views of the Amalfi coast and the fantastic Italian food and wine we'd sampled during the day we were blown away by the kindness and hospitality of Chiara and her family. Thanks to Chiara, before we left Italy last year we knew the florist and the photographer we'd be using even though we didn't even have a wedding date!
It's now the end of July 2008 and we've been married 3 weeks. Chiara we cannot thank you enough for the day and for all your assistance over the last few months. Everyone is still talking about what a fantastic time they had. Every time we think about the evening it brings back such fantastic memories from the breathtaking view, to the small and intimate wedding ceremony, to the gorgeous table settings, to the music and the personal touch you and your family brought to the day.
And who could forget the food and the wine? Each of the courses was a delight to eat in particular the lemon cake which we're attempting to recreate for our wedding party in Ireland at the end of August. The service during the meal was impeccable and the wine with each of the courses was very well chosen especially the wine paired with the cheese.
Chiara, we could not have wished for a more fantastic day. Everything exceeded our expectations and the memories of the day will remain with us forever. Thank you for helping us make our day so special for us and our family and friends.
Back at work I'm afraid but I wanted to send you a quick note to say that Lorraine and I had an absolutely fantastic day with you and your mum and of course the other students. The surprise worked and Lorraine has been telling all her friends about you all, your kindness, friendliness and how we were made part of the family.
We look forward to coming back and seeing you again some day. In the meantime, please pass our regards and thanks to everyone. It was a great day and one we would love to repeat again.
Thanks for the memories.
Ian & Lorraine
I am sad to say that I made it home safely. I cannot stop thinking about our fun evening in Ravello on our last night. I cannot wait to be back there again. In fact, I would very much like to apply for a job as a dishwasher and live in Ravello for an extended period.
Again, that you so much. As soon as I get the pictures, I will email them to you as they are a fun reminder of our wonderful experience.