Meet your Kyoto Chef: Aya Igano
Aya will bring a taste of Kyoto to your home as you learn how to cook authentic Japanese dishes. She will show you how to make udon noodles the traditional way (hint: you'll use your feet!) and much more!
Meet your Kyoto Tea Expert: Atsuko Mori
Atsuko will share the history and background of the Japanese tea ceremony and will perform “the way of tea.” After the ceremony, she will show you how to prepare and drink matcha tea. It will be a moment of peace from your busy life.
FALL BOX: Journey to Kyoto
Kyoto (京都, Kyōto) is filled with rich history, traditions, and wonder. Cook live with our Kyoto chef and experience a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony with our Kyoto tea expert. Your box includes special ingredients you’ll use in your cooking class, incredible Japanese snacks, ceremonial matcha tea from Kyoto, and more.
I received my Trove Box as a gift from my
daughter. It was such a wonderful and thoughtful gift. Everything in the "treasure trove" was of the highest quality.
What a wonderful experience.
I was thrilled to learn about TROVE and thankful to have met Emilie & Erika via Zoom. As it so happens, I knew the featured Chef, Patrizia Steccato Vattume who lives in Florence, Italy. On a trip to Italy in 2018, I wanted to learn to cook something from a local in each of the countries I was visiting -- Italy, Spain and France. This is where I met Patrizia, who graciously opens her home to travelers from all over the world, teaching me and my husband how to make pasta, lemon ravioli and fresh ricotta, while she made the rest of the meal. It was a joy to meet her and see her again on the screen, teaching us how to make three new dishes that come from Florence. I am thankful to Emilie and Erika, who obviously experienced the same, both with Patrizia and with Betty Ritschel, an incredible Florence artist, whose watercolor hands-on workshop was so inspiring. I feel like I met a new friend in Betty and I hope that my next trip to Florence, I can meet her in person and learn so much more. We too are small business owners (we are in the food business) and understand what a worldwide pandemic can do to small businesses. It makes my heart happy that other humans, like Emilie and Erika, feel the same way we do, that they wanted bring people together to share their love of travel and adventure, to help small businesses in their time of need, and to take us all away on a virtual vacation to make us feel alive during such a dark time. What a gift. We can't wait to go on our next Trove adventure! xoxo
I had such a great time exploring the food and culture of Florence with TROVE!! I can't believe the box comes with TWO virtual classes, both of which were so fun. The box items were amazing and I love how versatile the specialty ingredients were. The box itself was beautiful and I really left like I was receiving high-quality items. It was a unique experience to be able to connect with actual chefs and artisans from Florence. I can't wait to visit one day, but until then I'll continue to travel with TROVE!
TROVE was the absolute best way to travel abroad while staying at home! I had trips cancelled this past summer that I was sad about, but when I found TROVE, my travel itch was fixed! The Florence chef, Pat, was an absolute delight! I learned so much while learning to cook three new dishes! I also have to mention that the dishes were DELICIOUS! The Florence artist, Betty, was so skilled and taught me how to watercolor paint with grace. Even though I am not an artist, my painting turned out well thanks to Betty and her great instructions and tips! Overall, I am so pleased with my TROVE box! I cannot wait to purchase the fall box!! I am a happy customer!
This was such a great experience. The water painting became a great date night for my girlfriend and I. Chef Pat taught me how to make amazing Florence meals that I'll be able to make in the future as well. The spinach di gnocchi was a hit at my house! My "vacation" to Florence was so much fun and the box had so many goodies.
What a wonderful class and experience. The food all came out so delicious and I loved learning about the Italian way of cooking along the journey. We ate our final meal listening to the Trove Spotify playlist and it was perfezione!
The ability to experience authentic Italian flavors with Trove right from the comfort of your own home is brilliant! After cooking our 3-course meal with Chef Pat, we both literally felt like we were eating at a restaurant in Italy! The flavors were incredible! The Gnudi was just spectacular and we both agreed it will be a staple meal for us from now on! I also really loved the instant Bellini and the almond cloud cookies! So yummy! This "trip" to Florence was our own little getaway and was so nice to temporarily forget about all the stresses that is 2020. I will be recommending Trove to all my friends and family! Don't miss out!
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed cooking a 3 course meal together with the help of Chef Pat and Erika's excellent moderation. The included ingredients were amazing, especially the tomatoes! This is a great gift idea for some friends or family to enjoy a taste and tour of Italy without having to leave home.
Trove is a wonderful way to spend a weekend! No doubt- these are challenging times and it seems our world has gotten smaller as we are spending much more time at home. Trove provided us with a much needed escape! We started each class with the Trove Italian soundtrack on Spotify, Bellini's or an Aperol Spritz, to prepare us for the lovely experience with our instructors- Pat and Betty. I encourage anyone to experience Trove with a close friend or family member for a fabulous and fun getaway! Thank you for sharing your world with us :). Truly looking forward to seeing where our next adventure takes us!
We loved our Trove box! It was a nice escape and the perfect date night. Everything in the box was perfect. The presentation was phenomenal and super high quality. Loved it! Can’t wait for our next box.
Fantastic cooking session. Printed material helped a ton. Moderation was very nice.
We have been desperate for some new fun things to do together, since we spend so much time at home due to Covid. We LOVED the fun and delicious cooking class, and are looking forward to the watercolor class next weekend. And the box delivery was so neat - so many goodies that we’d never think to buy ourselves. We can’t wait for the next box.
This was just a great way to experience Italy all over again. Patrizia is our favorite Italian chef and while we didn’t get to sit around her table after cooking, we got to participate in putting a three course meal together with her. The ingredients shipped to us were perfect. So fresh and reminded us of actually being there. The painting class with Betty was amazing. We never worked with watercolors before but our pictures turned out great. Again, nice supplies that were included in the box. We’re so excited to get back there for a visit. Thanks for bringing us a little of Italy while we wait.
Recently purchased several boxes as gifts for our clients and the response has been awesome. Not being able to travel has made this a great stay at home adventure.
I ordered the Florence box about a week ago. I am VERY excited because the cooking teacher, Patrizia, was MY cooking teacher in Florence 2 years ago. She's a wonderful teacher, has a great sense of humor, speaks English nicely, and I would take more classes from her any chance I get! I adore her and I'm sure everyone else will as well! Can't wait to find out what the next box will be. I'm hoping it comes out at Christmas! I'll take my Christmas trip at home with help by Trove!