Tastes of Venice Chef’s Table with Stefano Agostini | Sat Feb 11

4-Course Interactive Dinner Event


$150.00 per ticket



About this experience

With Valentine’s just a few days away and Italian Carnevale season about to begin, it’s the perfect time to enjoy an authentic Venetian dinner, hosted by our good friend and Veneto-born Stefano Agostini.

Stefano comes from a long line fishmongers in Vicenza, a small city in the Northern region of Veneto, one hour west of Venice, and did his culinary training at the Pellegrino Artusi School in nearby Recoaro. His background and experience make him an expert at Northern Italian cuisine and a master fish and seafood chef.

Tonight’s 4-course menu features many classic Venetian dishes, from cicchetti (a type of tapas served in traditional bars around the city) to dolci di Carnevale (decadent desserts associated with the indulgent season of Carnevale). And of course some of the delicious seafood dishes from this ancient port city.  

This event will be a seated dinner (not a cooking class!) but as always it will be relaxed, interactive and social. Stefano will talk to you about his background, demonstrate and explain how dishes are made, and answer any questions you have!



Cicchetti (Venetian-style tapas) 

Radicchio in saor – Radicchio prepared “in soar,” an ancient preserving technique that gives it a delicious sweet and sour taste

Baccalà mantecato – Classic Venetian dish made with salted cod, served on homemade crostini

Polenta e funghi – Sauteed mixed mushrooms on polenta



Risotto al nero di seppia – Squid ink risotto 

Bigoli all’anitra – Bigoli with duck ragu


Secondo & Contorni

Uccelli scappati – Northern Italian style roasted skewers with a mix of sausage, pork, chicken, pancetta and herbs

Verza e patate – Oven roasted potatoes, cabbage and herbs

Peperonata – Tomato and shepherd pepper stew


Dolci di Carnevale

Crostoli – Crispy deep-fried pastry, dusted in icing sugar

Frittelle di carnevale – Light and airy pastry with a touch of vanilla and rum – the mini “donut” of Carnevale sweets  



A selection of wines, beers and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the event. 

We also offer corkage, the fee is $15 per bottle.


In most cases we can accommodate dietary restrictions, but please contact us before booking to confirm. 



• No refunds after purchase
• Exchanges (one per ticket) permitted up to 5 days prior to the event.
• Tickets to Cucinato events are transferable - you can give them to someone else if you can’t attend (but please notify Cucinato in advance!)