Cooking Class: The Great Tastes of Southern Italy

From the sun-flooded coasts of Sicily to the hill towns of Puglia, this hands-on cooking class with Chef Michael explores all the best recipes of Southern Italy. First, shave zucchini, celery, and cremini mushrooms to create a refreshing shaved salad covered in lemon and pecorino cheese. Next, hand-make cavatelli pasta in a mascarpone wine sauce with shrimp and peas. Finally, assemble a cherry and peach zabaglione – a classic Italian dessert – with hints of sweet marsala and pistachio.


Shaved Salad

With cremini mushroom, zucchini, celery, pecorino cheese, lemon and salt

Homemade Cavatelli Pasta

With shrimp, peas and mascarpone wine sauce

Cherry and Peach Dessert

With sweet marsala and pistachio zabaglione

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Pasta Making, Date Night, Italian, Pescatarian
  • This is a BYOB venue and alcoholic beverages are not available for sale. You are welcome to bring beer and wine to enjoy during class.

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13 Apr 2024

Chef Michael was super friendly and informative. He taught us a bunch of great techniques and made things really easy to understand. The food came out amazing and I would highly recommend doing this class! Will definitely be attending again!

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20 Feb 2024

Chef Michael was a great time, super attentive and wants to teach you. The music was good and the vibes right, he’s great!

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12 Dec 2023

Chef Michael is amazing! We were a five person group who have known each other for decades. We typically have a holiday brunch that one of hosts but this year we decided to change it up. We had a blast with Chef Michael and the other participants. Chef Michael's passion for cooking good food comes out in his teaching and the projects he's a part of. In addition to being a great chef, he has some dancing skills too! We left the night with full bellies and new memories. Thanks, Chef!

$ 119 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

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Event location: New York

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Embarking on a culinary journey spanning nearly three decades in the bustling heart of New York City and honing his skills at three renowned Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, Chef Michael stands tall as a culinary virtuoso with a wealth of knowledge to impart. Prepare to delve into a world of innovative cooking techniques and expand your culinary horizons under the expert guidance of Chef Michael, whose expertise transcends borders and encompasses flavors from across the globe. Embark on a gastronomic adventure that will not only tantalize your taste buds but also inspire the chef within you to soar to new heights!

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