Summer Classes with Jim and Franco!

Cafe Capriccio's Jim and Franco Rua will offer 5 summer cooking classes in the Chef's Table featuring classic recipes from their forthcoming book:

Mediterranean Cooking Classes with Jim Rua & Franco Rua. Each class will demonstrate fast and easy techniques that home cooks can use every day to prepare delicious Mediterranean style meals. Classes will be informal, intimate, and allow for some hands-on participation, although Jim and Franco will do the cooking.  Participants will enjoy abundant food and wine, and will also receive recipes for all 5 classes. 

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!

~ Class Schedule ~

Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 6:30 PM

            Grilled Mini Peppers with Eggplant and Arugula

            Spaghetti with Broccoli Rabe, Garlic, Olive Oil, Lemon

            Wild Caught Salmon Grilled on a Stove Top Grill (Gratella)

            Chicken Cutlet Sautéed, Fresh Orange and Mint Seasonings

            Summer Vegetables Steamed


Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 6:30 PM

             Calamari and Mussels Salad

            Pasta with White Clam Sauce

            Encrusted Tuna with Shredded Cabbage

            Duck Leg with Pheasant Sausage, White Beans, Vegetables

            Summer Green Beans, Purple & White Potatoes, Corn


Tuesday, August 1, 2017, 6:30 PM

            Tuscan Antipasto: Franco's Cured Meats with Cheese and Olives

            Pasta Puttanesca

            Stuffed Roasted Quail, Orzo and Greens

            Monkfish with Clams and Mussels

            Greens Sautéed with Sweet Peppers, Lemons and Limes


Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6:30 PM

            Frittata with Local Eggs, Ricotta, Green Beans, & Pomegranate

            Angel Hair with Zucchini and Fresh Tomatoes

            Tagliata di Manzo: Steak Grilled with Peppers and Greens

            Game Hens al Mattone: Oven Roasted Birds "under a brick"

            Asian Broccoli with Roasted Tomatoes & Feta Cheese


Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 6:30 PM

            Mixed Grill of Artichokes, Zucchini, Peppers, Onions

            Pasta with Tuna, Anchovies, Olives, Tomatoes

            Lamb Chops Grilled (Scodaditto d'Agnello)

            Roasted Cod with Sicilian Salsa

            Grilled Radicchio, Roasted Tomatoes, Long Beans (Serpenti)


Make your reservation now!





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