to May 19


The Abruzzo Food Movement in TORONTO continues throughout 2018. From October 2018 until May 2019 La Cascina will be back in Toronto to host in-home dinners, pop-up dinners, catering and cooking classes. All event dates and notices will be posted here.


You never claimed to be a pro in the kitchen and now you don't have to be, Toronto's top Italian Chef Luca Del Rosso will be back in the Fall to help you with your holiday entertaining and special dinners. La Cascina's in-home private Chef service allows you to sit back and enjoy the company of your guests over a gourmet Abruzzese meal without lifting a finger. Table-side service and clean-up is also available. Our private Chef service is available for groups up to 16 people. 


Missing those authentic recipes from Abruzzo... La Cascina will be back this Fall to Spring 2018 with a series of pop-up dinners throughout the city of Toronto. Stay tuned for dates...


Hosting a corporate event or having a casual dinner party at home, make it Abruzzese with La Cascina's full catering service and delivery. Customize your menu with Chef Luca choosing from a number of dishes loved at La Cascina Ristorante (maximum 20 people).


Chef Luca will be sharing his prized family recipes with Toronto once again via cooking lessons. Learn how to make the perfect tomato and basil sauce or the secret to the traditional Roman dish Carbonara. A schedule of dates and locations will be posted and updated here. 




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to Jun 15


Ciao ragazzi!

* Please visit www.lacascinatravels.ca our La Cascina Travels website dedicated to our tours across Abruzzo.  

We are hosting two tours for our 7th edition of "La Cascina Tours Abruzzo 2019.” This luxury, relaxed tour is every foodies dream vacation offering an up-close and personal look at life in Italy's Central region of Abruzzo. For Italian travellers who conquered the "must-sees" of Italy (Rome, Venice, Florence) you're missing one. Not overrun by tourists and considered the food capital of Italy, Abruzzo is Italy's hidden gem. The region extends from the Appennini Mountains heading East from Lazio, Rome to the blue waters of the Adriatic Sea along the Eastern Coast. 

Our 7 day tour with a maximum of 7 guests is customized every year and fully organized which means you just need a plane ticket. Your tour guides, gastronomes, restauranteurs and seasoned Italian travellers, Chef Luca Del Rosso and his partner, Sharifa Jordan will guide you through Abruzzo's famous sights, restaurants and vineyards. This exclusive, once in a lifetime trip promises to give you a greater appreciation of Italy and just may leave you feeling a little more Italian.

For 2019 tour dates please visit our LA CASCINA TRAVELS website at: www.lacascinatravels.ca. Registration closes on March 31, 2019.


* The perfect 7 day holiday in Italy's hidden gem, Abruzzo

* Luxurious hotel accommodation situated on the trendy beach of Pescara

* A full itinerary focused on food and wine

* 2 private, full-time guides (1- native Italian/Abruzzese and 1- native Canadian)

* Only 6 others to fight over who gets the last glass of wine

* The chance to finally say you lived, ate and drank like a real "Italian"


The 7 day, 7 night food adventure includes the following: 

* Full accommodation 

* All meals Italian breakfast (colazione), lunch (pranzo), and dinner (cena)

* All beverages (including unlimited wine and amari) 

* Entrance to all sights

* Full tour of Abruzzo wineries with wine tastings 

* Cooking lessons and black truffle hunting

* Transportation from the airport (Roma, Fiumicino) to Pescara





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to Feb 26



Our 7 year food and wine journey was filled with many bumps in the road, a few natural disasters and the pleasure of sharing our love of Abruzzo with Toronto. 

After 7 years of hard work, commitment and devotion to "our baby" we are ready to let go and set our sails in a different direction. The decision was not easy however, the mission to open an authentic Abruzzese restaurant where the menu changes daily, the tables never turn and where we ask our guests to "do it our way" was accomplished. 

The restaurant permanently CLOSED on February 25, 2017, we will be heading back to Abruzzo, Italy to pursue a new business opportunity combining our love for food and wine. Our work will have us in Italy seasonally and then back in Toronto to host private dinners, catering, cooking classes etc. 

We will continue to be active on social media and will send quarterly email updates on our journey in Abruzzo and our various food events when back in Toronto. If you are not on our email subscriber list please go to the "CONTACT" tab of the website and complete the form. 

Thank you Toronto for your love and support over the last 7 years on Avenue Road and remember...  "Alfredo Fettuccine" is NOT an Italian dish, in Italy we NEVER eat pasta and meat/fish on the same plate, and a PROPER Italian meal takes time and should be enjoyed around the table with good friends and loved ones.

Keep the Abruzzo Food Movement alive!

Luca & Sharifa


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