Cooking Class: Get in on Italian Pasta-Making Traditions

Roll up your sleeves and dive into the authentic techniques of traditional pasta making in this cooking class with Chef Alex. You'll use regional ingredients to create a vibrant menu of classic Italian recipes as you learn valuable culinary skills from an expert chef.

This class will start with a lesson in balancing flavors and textures as you prepare a tangy shaved fennel and orange salad drizzled in a bright herb vinaigrette. For your main course, you'll make tagliatelle pasta by hand to be served in a cacio e pepe sauce made of sharp pecorino cheese and pink peppercorn. For dessert, enjoy an iconic Italian treat, tiramisu, made with creamy mascarpone and rich espresso.


Shaved Fennel and Orange Salad

With fresh herb vinaigrette

Handmade Tagliatelle Pasta di Cacio e Pepe

With pecorino and pink peppercorn


With mascarpone and espresso

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 6
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Activity Level
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  • LabelsPasta Making, Vegetarian, Beginner, Date Night, Italian, Holiday, Valentine's

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02 Mar 2023

Chef Alex was phenomenal! He made the entire experience fun, informative, and interactive! He is a super friendly, talented and easygoing guy. We learned a ton and had an amazing and unique date night. Highly recommend!

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Bridget B.

13 Jun 2022

We loved our class with Chef Alex! He is such a good teacher and kept us engaged the entire time while we learned new cooking techniques. I highly recommend all of his classes for anyone in the Chicago area looking for a fun culinary experience!

$ 85 Per person

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

This class does not have any dates.

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After graduating from a classic French culinary school in the Midwest, Chef Alex worked in prestigious Michelin starred kitchens focusing on French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines. Passionate about all things culinary, with a special fondness for handmade Italian pasta, Chef Alex loves to share his wealth of knowledge and devotion to the art of cooking with his guests for an unforgettable experience in the kitchen.

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