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Italian Favorites; Italian Cuisine Class

June 10, 2023 @ 11:00 am 1:30 pm

Date: Saturday, June 10th
Time: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Instructor: Chef Lisa Lavagetto
Location: Rotary Kitchen

Ages: Adult, 18+
Skill Level: Intermediate – Advanced
Sliding Scale: $50 / $75 / $100
Financial aid available

Take your cooking skills to the next level with this hands-on cooking class. You will learn how to make authentic Italian dishes with fresh ingredients and simple techniques. You will prepare four delicious courses, each featuring a different type of pasta and sauce. You will also learn how to grill jumbo shrimp with rosemary and mint oil, and how to stuff chicken bundles with vegetables and cheese. By the end of this class, you will have mastered the art of making orecchiette all’amertriciana, gameroni alla toscana, gnocchi al sugo di coda di bue, malfatti con saliccia e finocchi, and fagottini di pollo. This class is ideal for intermediate and advanced cooks who want to explore the rich and diverse flavors of Italian cuisine.

  • Orecchiette al’Amertriciana-Spicy Tomato and Pancetta Sauce
  • Gameroni alla Toscana-Grilled Jumbo Shrimp with Rosemary, Mint Oil and White Beans
  • Gnocchi al Sugo di Coda di Bue -Gnocchi with Oxtail Ragu
  • Malfatti con Saliccia e Finocchi – Spinach Dumplings with Sausage Sauce
  • Fagottini di Pollo- Chicken Bundles stuffed with Vegetables and Baked with Bacon and Cheeese

Chef Lisa Lavagetto

Chef / Instructor

After marrying a first generation Italian family, Lisa Lavagetto began her love affair with Italian cuisine at the hands of her husband’s grandmother who was a resort chef on Lake Como in Italy. After refining her craft in the family restaurants, Lisa came to Ramekins in 1998. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to work with such luminaries as Mark Miller, Ming Tsai, Rick Bayless, Jacques Pepin, and Paula Wolfert. While working at Ramekins Culinary School, Lisa won 5 gold medals and the Best in Show at the professional food competition at the Sonoma Harvest Fair. In her position, Most recently she was on an episode of Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network. 

When you register for a class, you’ll be offered three price tiers. The middle tier comes closest to what our registration fees used to be, and covers about 50% of the full cost of your participation in the class – with the other 50% covered by community donations. The first tier creates accessibility for people with limited income, while the third tier covers the full cost of participation – so that we can use community donations to support other people’s registration costs. When you choose to register at the third tier, you directly help support the Center’s efforts to remove financial barriers for others.

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.

Financial aid is handled on an individual basis. If you think you qualify, follow the link below to apply.

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