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

September 3 @ 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Date: Tuesday, September 3
 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 of Italian flavors and culinary creativity! In this hands-on class, you and your partner will learn from a gourmet chef as you prepare a delightful 3-course meal together. Here’s what’s on the menu:

  1. Arugula Salad with Caramelized Pears and Gorgonzola: Discover the art of balancing sweet and savory with this refreshing salad. Crisp arugula, succulent caramelized pears, and tangy gorgonzola come together for a flavor-packed starter.
  2. Fresh-Made Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce: Roll up your sleeves and learn the secrets of making silky, wide pappardelle pasta from scratch. Then, dive into a rich Bolognese sauce that’ll transport you straight to Italy.
  3. Ricotta Cheesecake with Figs: Indulge your sweet tooth with a luscious ricotta cheesecake topped with juicy figs. It’s the perfect ending to your Italian culinary journey.

Bonus: Throughout the class, enjoy sips of fine wine as you bond with your fellow food enthusiasts. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or a beginner, this date night promises laughter, deliciousness, and a touch of amore.

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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