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Date Night in Italy: A Romantic 3-Course Culinary Experience

October 24 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Date: Thursday, October 24
 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Maria Capdevielle
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Adults, 21+
Skill Level:
 All Levels
Registration Fee:

About the class

Join us for an unforgettable evening where you and your partner will create a three-course Italian feast together! Under the expert guidance of our gourmet chef, you’ll learn essential culinary techniques while enjoying a delightful date night. Here’s what’s on the menu:

  1. Beet Salad with Goat Cheese and Hazelnut: Dive into vibrant flavors with this refreshing salad featuring earthy beets, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy hazelnuts.
  1. Butternut Squash Ravioli with Butter and Sage Sauce: Handmade ravioli filled with velvety butternut squash, served in a fragrant sage-infused butter sauce. A true taste of Italy!
  1. Olive Oil Cake: Indulge in a moist and subtly sweet dessert made with extra-virgin olive oil. It’s the perfect ending to your romantic culinary journey.

Please share any special considerations (medical, physical, learning) that will help your instructor make your class accessible and accommodating for you. You can share these considerations when register or by emailing Sean at

The Sonoma Community Center (the Center) strives to create an inclusive, safe community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. The Center is committed to creating such an environment because it brings out the fullest potential in each of us, which, in turn, contributes directly to creating a community of belonging. In order to ensure a positive, safe, and welcoming experience for everyone, all program participants are asked to abide by the following policies, community agreements, and restorative safety protocol.

About the instructor

Chef Maria Teresa Capdevielle

Instructor / Chef

Maria Teresa Capdevielle is the author of “The Secrets of Baking with Olive Oil,” a professional pastry chef and a culinary chef/instructor from Abruzzo (Italy). She graduated from the California Culinary Academy in 2003 and did her internship at the famed Chez Panisse in Berkeley, where she learned about hand-selecting and gently preparing perfect produce. Her local experience includes V-Sattui, The Rose Pistola, The Waterfront, The Market Hall, The Townhouse Grill & Restaurant and V. Sattui Winery. She also teaches classes in-person and online at culinary centers in the SF Bay Area and at Milk Street in Boston, and consults for small restaurants and wineries to help them develop their dessert menu and train their teams.

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