September Pasta COOKING Classes with Jim and Franco RUA!

(we are so sorry but September's classes have sold out. We will be posting our Oct/Nov/Dec class schedule soon. Please join our mailing list at the bottom of this page to get our announcements regarding upcoming classes emailed to you directly)

Jim and Franco will be demonstrating how pasta lovers can enjoy easily prepared, fast and economical pasta meals using pick up ingredients available in neighborhood food stores and, of course, in super markets now established within minutes from just about anywhere.  In these classes you will also discover:

·        The surprising origins of pasta

·        The incredible economy of our fast food pasta menu,

·        The extraordinary variety, nutritional value, and                        moderate calories of our pasta menu

·        The remarkable ease of preparing these recipes

·        The pasta lovers' basic pantry of ingredients that will              allow you to whip up delicious and satisfying meals in a          jiffy

·        Indispensable equipment, tools, utensils and gadgets              for the well appointed pasta lovers kitchen

·        The exceptional benefits of the Mediterranean diet                  which scientists say could dramatically reduce heart                disease, cancer, diabetes, and other common afflictions

·        Evidence that American supermarkets are "the land of            milk and honey" and a paradise for pasta lovers.

Classes will be limited to 12 participants and will begin at 6:30 PM and conclude not later than 9:00 PM. The cost will be $70 per person plus tax and tip.  Wine is included.  We will also enjoy a light dessert although dessert preparation will not be featured in this course.  Join Jim and Franco at the stove this summer and cultivate your inner Italian!

Schedule of Classes for September

 Monday, September 4, 2017, 6:30 PM - SOLD OUT

·        First we will make Fresh Pasta, Tagliatelle

·        Then we will make a delicious green-garden salad                  using the freshest ingredients

·        Next  we will prepare sauces and ingredients, including

         the Mother Sauce, Filetto di Pomodoro, Start to Finish            in 10 minutes

·        Pasta with Asparagus, Cream and Parmesan

·        Pasta with White Beans, Escarole, and Chicken Broth

·        Pasta with Calamari, Capers & Olives

·        Dessert

Cooking Class SEPT 4, 2017
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Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:30 PM - SOLD OUT

·        We will make Fresh Pasta, Pappardelle

·        Tuscan Panzanella Salad

·        Pasta with Tuna, Capers, Tomatoes (Sicilian Favorite)

·        Pasta with Portabella Mushrooms

·        Pasta with Olive Oil, Garlic, Herbs (Aglio e Olio)

·        Pasta with Artichokes, Pancetta (home made), Sweet              Red Peppers

·        Dessert

Cooking Class SEPT 11, 2017
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Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:30 PM-SOLD OUT

·        We will make Fresh Pasta, Lumache (Short Tubular)

·        Salad of Greens, Cod, Potatoes, Olives

·        Pasta with Four Cheeses (Quattro Formaggi)

·        Pasta with Radicchio, Prosciutto, Balsamic Vinegar

·        Pasta with Broccoli, Chicken, Pequillo Peppers

·        Pasta e Fagioli

·        Dessert

Cooking Class SEPT 18, 2017
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Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:30 PM - SOLD OUT

·        We will make Fresh Pasta, Linguine

·        Caprese Salad: We will make Fresh Mozzarella,                        Tomatoes, Basil   

·        A parade of Pestos:

         Genovese (Basil, Pine Nuts)

         Arugula with Pistachio, Sun Dried Tomatoes

         Puree of Sweet Roasted Red Peppers, Garlic, Mint

·        Nonna's Meatballs & Sauce

·        Dessert

Cooking Class SEPT 25, 2017
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