For those of you who love authentic Italian food but aren't able to visit Italy this year, come to Montemaggiore and learn to make their tasty regional specialties for yourself. Each class in the series will focus on the regional cuisine from a different area in Italy.
In the first half of 2013, we'll be learning about the specialties of Piemonte, known for it's mushrooms and truffles; Umbria with it's cheese and chocolate; and Campania specializing in pizza and tomato-based sauces. In 2012 we explored the foods of Sicily, the true home of Montemaggiore, Puglia with their fabulous breads and pastas, and Tuscany with their meat dishes. Visit our Facebook page for photos.
The vivacious Chef Gloria DeMaria will be your guide during these hands-on classes. She travels to Italy each year gathering new ideas, cooking side-by-side with celebrated chefs as well as village homemakers who have become her friends, using recipes handed down generation after generation. At home in the Bay Area, she has been giving Italian cooking classes for many years—including running the Cook Sonoma school here in Healdsburg.
Not only will you enjoy Gloria's fun-loving personality, but you will learn how to turn simple Italian dishes into gourmet marvels that look and taste unforgettable. After the hands-on portion of the class, we will all sit down to eat our creations along with perfectly paired Montemaggiore wines. You'll go home inspired, with flavorful new recipes and an appreciation for Italian regional culture—perhaps even a few new Italian words!
Each class is held on Sunday, starting at 11am in Healdsburg and generally finishing up around 4pm. Space is limited to 12 people for each class so be sure to make your reservations early. The cost is $95 per person (in order to keep costs down, there will be no Wine Club member discounts).