Cooking Class: Fresh Italian Spread

This exciting cooking class centers on Italian cuisine, using simple ingredients and time-honored techniques. Chef Eric will teach you how to make fresh pasta dough, savory side dishes and authentic sauces. You’ll first prepare refreshing antipasto skewers with tomatoes, artichokes, pepperoncini and olives. Next, you’ll handcraft pasta, which will be topped with a bold Bolognese sauce (or vegetarian substitute) and a rich pesto sauce. For dessert, Chef Eric will teach you how to make zabaglione, a decadent Italian custard, paired with seasonal fruit and amaretti cookies.


Antipasti Skewers 

With salami (optional), bocconcini and Mediterranean vegetables

Fresh Pasta 

With eggs and flour

Weeknight Bolognese 

Vegetarian option available

With mirepoix, beef and tomato

Perfect Pesto 

With basil, Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil

Zabaglione With Seasonal Fruit and Amaretti 

With eggs, Prosecco and cream

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsGroup, Pasta Making, Vegetarian, Gourmet, Italian

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26 Jun 2022

What an absolutely wonderful, multi-sensory experience we had with Chef Eric! It was fun, lighthearted, and so educational. Not only did we learn how to make fresh pasta (an easy but time-intensive labor of love, but totally worth it -- tastes so much better than dried/boxed pasta), but also how to properly hold a knife, chop onions, keep herbs fresh, and prepare sauces and cooked noodles properly. Chef Eric was warm and engaging and made us feel so welcome in his beautiful and organized home kitchen. We are grateful to have learned his craft and techniques, and actually just made more homemade pasta today, as well as his perfect pesto sauce (mmmm), AND we even resuscitated some wilted basil with his greenhouse hack. Thank you Chef Eric, you are truly a gem!

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03 Jan 2022

This guy is incredible! He is pleasant to talk with and get ideas about food. Most importantly, he produced the best tasting food you can imagine. I highly recommend Chef Eric!!!

$ 125 Per person

all-inclusive: 2.5-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Eric
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Throughout Chef Eric’s more than 20-years-long culinary career, he’s held key positions in award-winning restaurants, catering and event firms, and gourmet retail spaces in Detroit, New York, and San Francisco. Most recently, he’s worked as a private chef, as well as a recipe developer and food stylist for several cookbooks. Chef Eric has also applied his talents as a culinary instructor, and he loves providing his students with those special “a-ha!” moments.

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