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Italian Inspired Easter Dinner

March 16 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Date: Saturday, March 16th
 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Total Sessions:
 Lisa Lavagetto
Location: Rotary Kitchen
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
Sliding Scale:
 $60 / $80 / $100

About the class

Celebrate Easter the Italian way with this delicious and festive menu that showcases the flavors and traditions of the season. In this class, you will learn how to prepare:

  • Cream of Asparagus Soup: A creamy and comforting soup made with fresh asparagus, lemon, and herbs
  • Eggplant Parmesan: A classic Italian dish of crispy, breaded eggplant slices baked with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese
  • Duck with Green Olive Sauce: A succulent and tender duck roasted with aromatics and served with a tangy and savory sauce of green olives, white wine, and herbs
  • Escarole Salad: A simple and refreshing salad of escarole, red onion, celery, olives, and lemon, dressed with a homemade basil oil
  • Napolitano Sweet Ricotta Cups: A traditional Easter dessert from Naples, made with cooked wheat berries, ricotta, candied citrus peels, and orange blossom water, baked in a shortcrust pastry and topped with a lattice

This menu is sure to impress your family and friends with its rich and varied flavors, textures, and colors. Join us for this fun and informative class and discover the secrets of Italian Easter cuisine.

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

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.

About the instructor

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.

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