We are delighted to announce our first series of cooking classes at our location on Greenwood in collaboration with Caffe’ Musica.
PASTA 101 SERIES
Gnocchi di Patate: Fast, easy, delicious! Learn how to make traditional gnocchi di patate and gnocchi verdi. While the gnocchi are cooking, you’ll also learn to make a creamy gorgonzola sauce to accompany the gnocchi verdi. Then we’ll sit down to eat this delicious pasta together with a green salad and light dessert.Wednesday, March 22nd 6:00pm
Tagliatelle con Ragú Bolognese: Learn how to make classic egg pasta, rolling out with a “matterello” as well as with a pasta machine. You’ll also learn how to make a traditional ragú bolognese, the staple pasta sauce in Emilia Romagna. Tagliatelle are ribbon noodles similar to fettuccine. We’ll talk about various pasta shapes and why certain sauces “go” with specific shapes and not with others while enjoying the tagliatelle, a green salad and light dessert.
Wednesday, April 5, 6:00pm
Strozzapreti con Funghi: We will continue to perfect the egg pasta above but this time learn a new shape. There’s a great story connected to this pasta which translates to “priest strangler”. Learn to make a rich mushroom sauce with just a hint of spice and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes salad and dessert.
Wednesday, April 19, 6:00pm
Stricchetti con Prosciutto e Spinaci: Egg pasta again as we continue to develop our pasta making techniques but now you’ll learn a new twist as you add spinach to make green pasta. Another new shape: you’ve probably had this before (also called “farfalle” or bow ties) but not in its fresh form. We’ll toss these in a quick prosciutto, butter and spinach sauce – delicate and delicious! Includes salad & dessert.
Cicatielli class – January 31st 2016
Michela Tartaglia from Cucina Casalinga in collaboration with il Punto! will teach you in Italian how to make one of the most delicious handmade pastas from southern Italy, “cicatielli“, often known as “cavatelli” (Kha-vah-tell-ee) served with traditional tomato sauce with three different kinds of meat, cooked in a terracotta pot. Attendees will gain hands on experience and at the end of the cooking class they will sit around the table and enjoy the dishes in the spectacular atmosphere of Pike Place Market!
Here some pictures from that event: