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Memories of Molise; Italian Cuisine Class

July 22, 2023 @ 11:00 am 1:30 pm

Date: Saturday, July 22nd
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

Registration will close Wednesday, July 19th, at Noon.

Learn how to make seafood and pasta dishes from scratch in this cooking class. You will master the skills of making homemade cavatelli and linguini, and pair them with fresh ingredients like eggs, bacon, cheese, scallops, shrimp, calamari, basil, and cherry tomatoes. You will also make a mixed seafood soup with peppers, chard, and plum tomatoes, and a tuna, caper, and potato salad. For dessert, you will enjoy fried ricotta with jam and whipped cream. This cooking class is perfect for seafood lovers and pasta enthusiasts who want to impress their guests with delicious recipes. Book your spot today and discover the secrets of seafood and pasta cooking.

  • Mixed Seafood Soup with Peppers, Chard, and Plum Tomatoes
  • Tuna, Caper, and Potato Salad
  • Fresh Cavatelli with Eggs, Applewood Bacon and Fontina Val d’Aosta
  • Fresh Linguini with Scallops, Shrimp, and Calamari with Fresh Basil and Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fried Ricotta with Jam and Whipped Cream

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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