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All Events Aug 27

Italian Summer Favorites – Cooking Class + Dinner with Chef Lisa Lavagetto

$150 per person Buy tickets


Join us on Sunday, August 27 for “Italian Summer Favorites” lead by Italian-cuisine expert, Chef Lisa Lavagetto. We look forward to welcoming you with a splash of our Italian-imported Prosecco to kick things off. Then we’ll get down to business – Italian cooking that is!

Chef Lisa will guide you through the process of preparing each of the dinner menu items. In this hands-on class you’ll learn different techniques to take with you for future cooking endeavors, plus you’ll be crafting yourself a delicious dinner to enjoy that evening. When the preparation is complete and dinner is cooking, enjoy a cheese + charcuterie board for some pre-dinner grazing. Then, when it’s time to eat, we’ll open a few bottles of Viansa wine to pair with your expertly-prepared Italian dinner. Buon appetite!

Italian Summer Favorites Dinner Menu – what you’ll be cooking + then enjoying!
– Rustic Baby Green Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
– Orzo Salad with Cucumbers, Chickpeas, Tomatoes, and Feta
– Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi with Fresh Creamy Pesto
– Tuscan Flank Steak Stuffed with Prosciutto, Fresh Spinach, Parmesan + Herbs, with a Red Wine Reduction
– Focaccia Bread with Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar
– Viansa Estate-Grown Nonna’s Olive Oil Cake with Fresh Summer Berries

About Chef Lisa Lavagetto
After marrying a first generation Italian, 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. Most recently she was on an episode of Guy’s Grocery Games on the Food Network. 

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