Cooking Class: Cook Fresh Pasta and Rustic Favorites

This Italian-themed cooking class will have you whipping up traditional favorites like a pro. Chef Paco will help you craft exquisite dishes using fresh ingredients and expert techniques. 

Make a delightful polenta cake with tomato ragu and herby basil. You’ll also learn to transform fresh dough into perfectly cooked linguine noodles topped with decadent vodka sauce. Select from shrimp, Italian sausage or vegan toppings to complete the dish. For dessert, enjoy red wine-poached pears for a unique sweet treat.


Polenta Cake With Tomato Ragu

With cornmeal, basil and Pecorino cheese

Homemade Linguine With Shrimp and Tomato Vodka Sauce

Italian sausage or vegan ingredients may be substituted for the shrimp

With bell peppers, asparagus, cream and Parmesan cheese

Poached Pears

With red wine and sugar

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 10
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Activity Level
    Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Pasta Making, Date Night, Italian

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28 Aug 2023

It was a lovely experience! I brought my mother and cousin, it was their birthday gifts, and we had a great time! It was a thoughtfully planned out dinner and I couldn't have asked for a better meal and time! Thank you so much!

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21 Jun 2023

Had a great time! Chef Paco was awesome. Would love to try one of his other courses!

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17 Jun 2023

Chef Paco was awesome. He is a good teacher. He is friendly and humorous. We really enjoyed the setting in his home. It was lovely. We really liked how nicely the table was set and how well the kitchen was set up for our class. We were served a salad and a dessert in addition to the food we learned to cook. Paco is a natural teacher.

$ 109 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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While using his creative talents working for two of Chicago's most prominent catering companies, Chef Paco was simultaneously honing his culinary skills in the kitchens of many iconic Chicago restaurants. These experiences working in upscale restaurants and with renowned catering companies, paired with his international work experiences in Italy, Mexico, and Romania all come together and are on display for all to see during his can't-miss cooking classes.

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