Cooking Class: New York-Inspired Italian Eats

Chef Mike will teach you how to prepare Italian dishes perfected in Italy and New York City in this hands-on cooking class. To start, you'll get a taste of NYC's Little Italy with whipped ricotta spread on sourdough bread drizzled with chili oil and thyme. Then, learn how to arrange an impressive antipasti platter with fine meats and cheeses. 

Chef Mike will share a restaurant-worthy modern arugula salad recipe completed with sweet roasted grapes. For your pasta course, you'll prepare cavatelli with basil and broccoli rabe before learning how to pan-sear red snapper to perfection. You'll serve the snapper in a dreamy clam and mussel broth. Dessert is an Italian classic: creamy panna cotta.



With sourdough, whipped ricotta, chili oil and thyme


With soppressata, Parmigiano-Reggiano, gorgonzola and sourdough


Arugula with roasted grapes, Parmesan and lemon vinaigrette

Pasta Course

Cavatelli with basil and broccoli rabe


Pan-seared red snapper with Calabrian chili vinaigrette, clam and mussel broth, and seasonal vegetables


Vanilla bean panna cotta with macerated berries

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 12
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsGroup, Pasta Making, Beginner, Date Night, Italian

Guest reviews for Chef Mike

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Nicole W.

11 May 2022

Chef Mike is a professional Chef of over 20 + years experience amongst many different culinary environments. He is great at explaining his steps and processes. If you are in the area I recommend Chef Mike!

$ 85 Per person

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

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Since earning his degree in the culinary arts, Chef Mike has amassed 20 years of professional cooking experience. He has worked all over the country from California to Miami with celebrated chefs and in renowned restaurants before starting his own business. After decades in the industry from restaurants to private dining and catering, Chef Mike is excited to share his knowledge, creativity and love of cooking.

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