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Wine Country Brunch

October 15, 2023 @ 11:00 am 2:00 pm

Date: Sunday, October 15th
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Total Sessions:
Lisa Lavagetto
Rotary Kitchen
Adult, 18+
Skill Level:
All Levels
Sliding Scale:
$50 / $75 / $100
Financial Aid Availabl
e – Apply Here

Registration closes Friday, October 13th at 11:59 PM.

About the class

If you love baking and brunch, this cooking class is for you. You will learn how to make a delicious buttermilk cake with blackberries and muscato, a sweet and tangy wine that complements the cake perfectly. You will also whip up some goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, and roasted garlic souffles on baby greens, a light and fluffy dish that is full of flavor. For the meat lovers, you will prepare some chicken apple breakfast sausages, a savory and juicy treat that goes well with any breakfast. And finally, you will create some crepes with fresh strawberry marmalade and mascarpone cream, a decadent dessert that will make your mouth water. This cooking class will teach you how to make these amazing dishes from scratch, using fresh and quality ingredients. You will also learn some tips and tricks on how to bake, cook, and present your food like a professional chef. By the end of this class, you will have a feast of brunch delights that you can enjoy with your friends and family.

Full Menu:

  • Buttermilk Cake with Blackberries and Muscato
  • Goat cheese, sun-dried tomato, and raosted garlic souffles on baby greens
  • Chicken apple breakfast sausages
  • Crepes with fresh strawberry marmalade and mascarpone cream
  • Poached eggs on artichoke bottoms with white truffle cream and mushrooms

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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