8 Cooking Hats

8 Cooking Hats, Tolon: Address, Phone Number, 8 Cooking Hats Reviews: 5/5

8 Cooking Hats
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Hands on cooking classes, master classes and private gourmet dinners with internationally awarded chef in a stunning location. Each menu is unique and designed specially for you, taking into consideration all your requirements, such as taste preferences, food allergies and intolerances and so on. During class you will cook 6 course meal of 4 cold and warm starters, main course and dessert . We use only organic ingredients, wild fish and seafood, free range meat and poultry.
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Margie M
Portland, OR25 contributions
Outstanding Chef and gracious hostess!
Sep. 2019
We had a wonderful experience cooking with professionally trained Chef Irini in her stunning and well-appointed school, overlooking beautiful Tolo Beach and islands. She provided champagne, fruit and herb-infused water and delicious appetizers for us to nosh as we got started with preparing our selected menu. We received the recipes and instructions so we can make the food again at home. We chatted like old friends over the course of the afternoon, and then Irini sat down to join us as we dined on the food we made. Highly recommend 8 Cooking Hats on your next visit to Greece!
Written 13 October 2019
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JanfromOR
20 contributions
Greek Cooking Class
Sep. 2019
Do it! We had a lovely time in a lovely location with outstanding food. This was about half demonstration/half hands on. Irini gave us the recipies so we could take notes along the way AND leftovers. We made a ton of food. The class started in the late afternoon and was several hours of instruction, with appetizers along the way.
Go just for the use of the knives, which were beautiful. And the view is amazing. The hostess and her assistant were awesome, we learned a lot about the area, and the culture
Written 30 September 2019
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Alfonso de Orleans-Borbon
Montreux, Vaud, Switzerland7 contributions
Amazing classes with an amazing view
Aug. 2019 • Friends
If you want to have a cooking class in an idyllic location, this place is what you are looking for. Not only does Irina do an amazing job (and I am very picky with what I eat) but she uses all natural ingredients which just taste fantastic.

It is an amazing culinary experience, with a great teacher in a fantastic setting. It is the third time I have gone because it is a lot of fun.
Written 27 September 2019
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Martin L
2 contributions
Fantastic experience at 8Cookinghats
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We had a wonderful day with good company, laughs and amazing food. Irina is amazing has a great attitude campagned with good skills and a nice humor. Tha place is fantastic, located on the top of Tolo.
I can only recomend you to join acooking lesson at 8 Cookinghats 😊
Written 27 September 2019
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Linda
Las Cruces, NM1 contribution
Not to be missed!
Aug. 2019
What a fabulous and fun foodie experience at 8 Cooking Hats! Absolutely everything was first class – beginning with Irina! She customized a menu for four of us that incorporated our requests, dietary requirements and all delicious organic ingredients. We had a great time preparing the meal together under Irina’s patient guidance. We shared lots of laughs while learning a lot, including how to actually make phyllo dough! The culmination of our efforts was an exquisite meal served at an elegant table on the outdoor patio accompanied with animated and stimulating conversation. And, as a perfect finish to a delightful day, we were treated to a full moon rising over Tolo Bay. Thank you, Irina, for a truly rewarding and memorable experience.
Written 7 September 2019
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Hermissenda
Portland, OR20 contributions
Hands-on Cooking Class Extravaganza
Jul. 2019 • Friends
When I stumbled upon 8 Cooking Hats on Trip Advisor, I intuitively knew it was going to be a positive experience. My intuition did not let me down. After a few stumbles with a third-party booking site (which shall remain unnamed), we booked directly with Irina. Because we were traveling as a group of 28, we actually booked this for just four of us as an "evening away." We could never have known what a delightful experience lie ahead.

Irina greeted us with open arms and politely inquired about our feelings about dogs. She has four fabulous rescues and we were happy to have them join our adventure. We were all missing our canines at home.

Entering Irina's cooking school was like a chef's dream. Not only was it air-conditioned (a MUST in the Greece heat), it was stunningly appointed with top-of-the-line appliances. More importantly, it was situated high on a hill overlooking the incredible town of Tolo and the crystalline waters. Closer, though, was the stunning olive grove that is tended by Irina and her husband. Behind the house, an organic garden with herbs, lemon grass, cucumbers, and more.

I had wondered how we were going to conquer the ambitious menu we had selected. Everything was ready for us. And as far as keeping things tidy, Irina's lovely assistant was like a magician... wet towels, chopping boards, knives, and other utensils were whisked away and replaced without us even noticing. Tatayana (Spelling?) was like a kitchen genie!

Irina expressed delight in our selection of dishes, and kindly made a few adjustments to our slightly repetitive selections. Everything was ready to go. Her timing was impeccable and she gave each one of us individual attention. We learned how to filet a fish without destroying it. We were able to sample ingredients as we went... exotic vinegar, bayberry, pink peppercorns... And I haven't mentioned that we were welcomed with a vast selection of hors d'oeuvres and refreshing lemonade or sparkling wine.

Dishes we made: Octopus salad, roasted vegetable/barley salad, cheese-filled tyropita, shrimp saganaki, portokalopita, and red mullet in saffron/orange sauce over black lentils. Greatly appreciated was the care and concern Irina puts into selecting organic ingredients, sustainable fish, and freshly harvested produce from her own garden.

Our dining experience on the terrace was lovely. Irina coached us through the process of creating a truly delicious meal. I will never forget her kindness, her expertise, and her hospitality. She is a gift to fine cuisine and travel experiences.

Helpful advice: Even if the trip through town to Irina's place seems close, TAKE A TAXI! It is literally straight up a hill. It was a sweltering day and we were glad she strongly suggested that we NOT walk!
Written 12 July 2019
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Dear Hermissenda. What a wonderful review!!!! I am speechless and very touched. Thank you very much for being a wonderful guest, keen learner and thank you for taking your time and writing such a thorough review. I am not sure how long this review will stay on the page, since more and more reviews are removed by management of this page without any reason and explanation :(, but I still want you know know, how much I appreciate your kind words. Good luck with orange cake and hopefully we will meet again. Sincerely yours irina
Written 13 July 2019
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Nicole Bockstaller
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates23 contributions
Incredibly delicious Greek food
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Great experience cooking with Irina. The food was absolutely delicious. Basic Greek dishes taken to the next level of sophistication - with amazingly tasting ingredients & herbs. I had a great time and the place is stunning with a beautiful view over the bay, islands & ocean. Irina is lovely, very accommodating, funny - simply unique!
Written 20 June 2019
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Dear Nicole. What a wonderful review :)!!! Thank you so much for your words. It was a great pleasure to introduce you to my version of greek cuisine. And I am so happy you enjoyed it. Was great pleasure to spend time with you and I hope it is not your last visit to Tolo. Big hug Irina
Written 20 June 2019
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Ivy F
Livermore, CA21 contributions
Cooking Class in Tolo, Greece - EXCEPTIONAL!
Jun. 2019 • Friends
We had the most amazing time at 8 Cooking Hats with Irina.
The location was spectacular: stunning views, exceptionality clean commercial kitchen that was comfortable and very tastefully designed. We felt very comfortable and warmly welcomed. We prepared appetizers, dinner and dessert. We enjoyed our delicious organically prepared dinner, accompanied with lemonade, wine and coffee. We very much enjoyed Irina's company and that of her assistant. I would give Irina and her cooking class a 5+ rating. She was an absolute delight! When in Nafplio and no one seems to know about a cooking class, you heard it from me first. We discovered a little GEM in Tolo, about 8 km outside of Nafplio ! Until next time Irina. XO
Written 19 June 2019
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Dear ivy. The pleasure was mine!!!! it was a joy to cook with you, to exchange our culinary experiences and to create amazing and very complex dinner. Can't wait to see you all tomorrow. Yours irina
Written 20 June 2019
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Gina B
13 contributions
Superb Experience
Jun. 2019 • Family
June 8 - My family had a fabulous time preparing Zucchini nests, Tzatziki, Twisted Greek Salad, Rosemary Forcaccia (our request) and Orange cake under the careful guidance of Chef Irina and her assistant Tatiana. We learned many things about quality local products.

The afternoon passed so quickly and soon were sitting on the terrace with a fantastic view of the sea enjoying our labours as well as being treated to a fabulous octopus appetizer and amazing chocolate gelato from another local producer.

We could not have asked for a more enjoyable way to spend a hot summer day.
Written 19 June 2019
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Dear Gina. Thank you very much for your visit and your kind review. I am so happy to read that you enjoyed your time here and hopefully few dishes we learned are going to be regular meals on your table. Sincerely yours Irina
Written 20 June 2019
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streetMartin
236 contributions
very charming top chef shares great ideas and techniques
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Chef Irina takes firm control of the class and takes you on a tasty, amusing and very educational journey through her garden and kitchen. Her kitchen is perfectly equipped to host a nice group of aspirational chefs, all plentifully stocked with partly vegetables and herbs from her own garden. There is so much more you can do then you think, and Irina makes it all effortless ... and fun. Great experience, can't wait for the Greek kitchen class !
Written 11 June 2019
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Dear streetMartin. Thank you for your review. It was a great pleasure to meet you and spend beautiful, and full of food and wine, time together. Cant wait to see you here again. Yours always. Irina
Written 20 June 2019
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