Calabrian Cooking Class & Four-Course Dinner | Fri Mar 15 - SOLD OUT

Hands on Class & Sit-Down Meal

Cost:

$135.00 per ticket

Duration:

3h

About this experience

The southern region of Calabria is a dramatic, diverse landscape with three snow-capped mountain ranges, expansive forests, Italy's longest shoreline, and countless medieval towns and ancient Greek and Roman archaeological sites. 

This varied landscape, and a long history of colonization and foreign influences, has produced an equally diverse food culture in the region. The agriculture of the warmer lower terrain is famous for citrus fruits, figs, olives, grapes, peppers, eggplants and more. The cooler, mountainous areas of the region are equally famous for wild mushrooms and chestnuts.

Calabria is also renowned for its preserves - salumi like soppressata and 'nduja; cured seafood like baccalà and bottarga di tonno; sundried peppers and zucchini; veggies and fish preserved in olive oil; a variety of cheeses and more. 

Tonight we'll prepare a traditional multi-course meal that's typical of the cold weather months in Calabria. You'll learn how to make a rustic semolina pasta Calabrian grandmothers make with knitting needles; a braised meat main course that doubles as a pasta sauce; and some delicious sides and sweets that are simple to make and perfect for enjoying this time of year. 

When we’re done cooking, guests will sit down together at a long harvest table to enjoy the meal, served by the Cucinato team. 

 

MENU 

Antipasti 

Frittelle e salumi - Zucchini fritters served with salumi and pecorino cheese 


Primo 

Maccheroni al ferretto con ragù - Rustic homemade pasta with slow cooked ragù


Secondi e contorni 

Costolette e salsiccia - Braised spare ribs and sausage

Patate schiacciate - "Smashed" potatoes with a hint of peperoncino 

Broccoli affucati - Calabrese style "drowned" broccoli, braised with garlic and white wine vinegar 


Dolci 

Amaretti - Homemade almond cookies

Fichi al cioccolato - Chocolate-coated figs 

 

 

BEVERAGES 

A selection of wines, beers and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the event. Our wine list can be viewed here: https://cucinato.ca/collections/wines

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

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS 

• 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!)
• We will do our best to accommodate dietary needs – please contact us before booking