Cooking Class: Dreamy Italian Fine Dining

In this immersive cooking class, Chef Dan will teach you how to prepare the same meal he served to a world-famous crooner while working in New York City. What makes these Italian dishes so outstanding is their authentic, fresh ingredients and unique flavor pairings. You’ll start by expertly balancing sweet and savory flavors to create spiedini (Italian kebabs) with creamy buffalo mozzarella, and prosciutto-wrapped figs with spicy honey. For the entrée, you’ll cook a beautiful filet mignon, stuffed with sweet Italian sausage and a variety of vegetables. To finish the meal, you’ll craft an authentic Italian cake infused with coconut. 



With buffalo mozzarella, prosciutto-wrapped figs and spicy California honey

Baby Spinach and Arugula Walnut Gorgonzola Salad 

With truffle balsamic drizzle

Italian Stuffed Filet Mignon With Soft Goat Cheese Polenta 

With sweet Italian sausage, wild mushroom purée, marsala demi-glace, roasted Yukon gold potatoes, pancetta and roasted shallots

Coconut Budino 

With biscotti cookie

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Gourmet, Italian, New American

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24 Feb 2022

Shout out to Chef Dan! He’s so charming friendly kind and knowledgeable!! I Took my best friend to this class and we both absolutely loved it! The food was incredibly delicious- some of the best flavors we’ve ever had! Don’t hesitate if you are wondering if you would like this class. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be standing a lot, eat a light supper Bf you come since cooking takes a few hours and if you’re afraid of Covid and germs just stay home and forego enjoying a fun evening of cooking with a true pro whose cooked for presidents and celebrities! From a mom whose cooked for years for my family - I wish I’d met Dan 30 years ago to learn so many cooking secrets!

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10 Feb 2022

Amazing experience! We don’t often splurge, but I’m glad we did! We joined for the fancy Italian dinner and it was so yummy! Everything was planned, prepared, and organized perfectly! We even got to bring home extra food & ingredients! Dan was a great host! He was kind and flexible and helped us do everything perfectly.

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04 Aug 2022

We did a class with Chef Dan as a Manager Meeting Activity and it was so great! The event allowed everyone to participate but also allowed for networking and talking! He was also very accommodating in helping us find a venue for the activity!

$ 95 Per person

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

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Chef Dan’s extensive culinary résumé includes time spent working as an Executive Chef, the youngest Saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, and even as a culinary TV producer. In addition to his successful career as a chef, he has taught more than 100 cooking classes on TV shows and at the local college level. Teaching is his passion, and he loves to bring the joy of cooking to aspiring chefs of all skill levels.

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