Calabrian Cooking Class & Four-Course Dinner | Fri Mar 15 - SOLD OUTHands on Class & Sit-Down Meal
Cost:$135.00 per ticket
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.
Frittelle e salumi - Zucchini fritters served with salumi and pecorino cheese
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
Amaretti - Homemade almond cookies
Fichi al cioccolato - Chocolate-coated figs
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