The authentic tastes and textures of Italy come to life in the kitchen with this insightful hands-on cooking class from Chef Mary Jane. She'll guide you through culinary methods used for generations to create a mouthwatering meal filled with classic dishes. Your lesson begins with an eggplant caponata, featuring a robust blend of zesty tomatoes and aromatic onions. Then, learn the secrets of sizzling up your own balsamic-marinated steak and assemble traditional bruschetta. Prepare a savory polenta flavored with porcini mushrooms and chicken stock, and for dessert, discover the charm of making fresh espresso granita served with homemade butter cookies for a light yet satisfying dessert.
With onions, tomatoes, olive oil and garlic
Steak Tagliata and Fresh Bruschetta
With beef, tomatoes, balsamic, lemon, garlic and fresh basil
Parmesan and Porcini Mushroom Polenta
With cornmeal, chicken stock and olive oil
Espresso Granita and Italian Butter Cookies
With mascarpone cream, butter sugar and flour