Join us as we take our tastebuds into the world of Italy, everyone’s favorite cuisine on Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:00 – 9:00 pm at the Holy Nativity Community Hall in Westchester. La Cucina Italiana magazine sets the standard for authentic Italian food and we will cook from this magazine at our next cooking class. One of my favorite dishes that we will be making is the Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi. I’ve dreamt about recreating this dish since I ate an angelic gnocchi that melted in my mouth when I was travelling in the town of Bagnaia, Italy after visiting the Villa Lante in 1995. I didn’t realize until recently that it was not made of potato as most gnocchi are known for, but ricotta cheese, which it gives it a lighter texture. It only took me 18 years to figure it out, but I will gladly share my discovery with you.
Enjoy an evening of cooking, tasting and learning some authentic Italian recipes. Once we complete the cooking, sit down and enjoy a meal you and your new friends made together with a glass of wine.
Here’s what’s on the menu:
- Anitipasti: Caponata on Rustic Bread ( a stew of eggplant, tomatoes, capers & olives)
- Contorni: Frittata di Zucchine e Nepitella (Zucchini and Oregano Frittata)
- Primi: Spinach & Ricotta Gnocchi with a Parmesan, Browned Butter & Sage sauce – simply angelic!
- Secondi: “Braciole” di pesce (Sole Braciole with Almond-Biscuit Crumbs)
- Dolce: Sorbetto al Limone con Lamponi (Lemon-Basil Sorbet with Raspberries)
You won’t want to miss this one, so sign up early.
Cooking Class fee is $40 when you reserve by September 9, $45 at the door. To reserve your spot, email Patricia@FreshFoodinaFlash.com. Then write a check to “Fresh Food in a Flash”; mail it to Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, Cooking Class, 6700 West 83rd Street, Westchester, CA 90045.