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La Dolce Vita 1901 Cooking Classes

 

 
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Try
New Recipes

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Learn Professional Techniques

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Enhance
Your Skills

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Expand Your
Taste Buds

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Make Meals Delicious

 

 
 

Signature Cooking Classes

Everyone’s invited. These classes are customer favorites and the recipes are so delicious our participants are "repeat attenders.” Over 200 classes held with rave reviews. Join a class, choose from the offerings below.

$75 per person | Maximum 16 guests | Adults only
Class includes hands on participation with complimentary wine and beverages, a sit-down meal of what you’ve cooked and copies of recipes made.
Reservations are a must: Reserve your space today.

 

Late Fall | November 9, 2019

Triple Layer Meat and Cranberry Pie
Thanksgiving leftover Balls
Fennel & Radicchio Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Sweet-Potato Spoon Bread with Caramel-Pecan Topping

Winter | January 11, 2020

Baked Orchetti with Pork Sugo
Piadina with Ricotta, Prosciutto and Arugula
Grilled Eggplant and Goat Cheese salad atop greens
Fig & Raspberry Tart with Sweet Red Wine Ice Cream

Early Spring | March 14, 2020

Sicilian Style Cannelloni with Béchamel Sauce
Italian White Bean and Mustard Green Soup
Harvest Vegetable Galette with Greens and Goat Cheese
Lemon Mascarpone Crepe Cakes

Late Spring | May 9, 2020

Italian Lentil Salad with Grapes, Hazelnuts and Vegetables
Pork Shoulder Braciole
House Made Pasta
Sicilian Style Carrot Cake
 

Summer | July 11, 2020

Peach Almond Yogurt Cake
Strawberry & Lavender Risotto
Fresh Zucchini Salad with Dried Rose Petals and Lemon Zest
Mediterranean Chicken with Red Currants, Sundried Tomatoes and Marsala

Early Fall | September 12, 2020

Lattice Crusted Minestrone Pot Pies
Smokey Kale and Olives
Chicken with Catalan Picada
Umbrian Apple Walnut Roll Ups

Late Fall | November 14, 2020

Mushroom Barley Soup with Mini Meatballs
Eggplant Ravioli with Gewertzraminer
Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Cranberry Brown Butter
Torta della Nonna with Pastry Cream, Toasted Pine Nuts and Fresh Berries

Reserve Your Space

Join A Signature Cooking Class

Choose any 3 classes, or invite 2 friends and use code 3PACK at checkout for 10% savings.

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Party Cooking Classes

Call your friends and family. Celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary, Reunion or just need a fun time? Book a class for your event and enjoy a great activity.

$75 per person | Maximum 16 guests | Adults only
Class includes hands on participation with complimentary wine and beverages, a sit-down meal of what you’ve cooked and copies of recipes made.
Contact us to reserve your date and plan your event.

Choice 1

Baked Antipasto Roll (meat and cheese rolled up in herbed foccacia bread dough, baked, then sliced)
Fennel Salad & Radicchio Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Beer Braised Pot Roast
Sicilian Crepes with Orange Sauce

Choice 2

Chicken, Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Sauté
Celery, Pear and Hazelnut Salad
Rosemary Flatbread with Gorgonzola, Grapes and Honey
Molton Spiced Cabernet Cakes

Choice 3

Technicolor Romaine Salad Bowls with Lemon Pecorino Dressing
Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce
Penne with Tomato, Basil & Goat Cheese
Chocolate Ricotta Pie


Team Building Cooking Classes

 

Jumpstart your colleagues with a positive boost. Proven the best businesses activity to promote goodwill and mutual respect. 

$75 per person | Maximum 16 guests | Adults only
Class includes hands on participation with complimentary wine and beverages, a sit-down meal of what you’ve cooked and copies of recipes made.
Contact us to reserve your date and plan your event.

 

Choice 1

Baked Antipasto Roll (meat and cheese rolled up in herbed foccacia bread dough, baked, then sliced)
Fennel Salad & Radicchio Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette
Beer Braised Pot Roast
Sicilian Crepes with Orange Sauce

Choice 2

Chicken, Mushroom and Roasted Garlic Sauté
Celery, Pear and Hazelnut Salad
Rosemary Flatbread with Gorgonzola, Grapes and Honey
Molton Spiced Cabernet Cakes

Choice 3

Technicolor Romaine Salad Bowls with Lemon Pecorino Dressing
Chicken Milanese with Tomato and Fennel Sauce
Penne with Tomato, Basil & Goat Cheese
Chocolate Ricotta Pie


Children's Cooking Classes

 

Have a party with all the fun and without the hassle. Children love cooking and these classes make the very best birthday celebrations.

$29 per person | Minimum 8 guests.
Class includes chef hat, meal, lemonade and recipes to take home.

We can customize your child's party to your specifications. The cooking portion will last about 1 1/2 hours. Staff members will set up and supervise age appropriate activities as well as the cooking of the meal. Each child will have his or her own chef hat to decorate when they arrive. Special requests are available with 3 week’s notice. Here are a few suggestions: Party favors such as kid’s apron or cooking utensils, an apron shaped cake that the kids can bake and decorate.
Contact us to reserve your date and plan your event.

 

Choice 1 | Puff, Twist and Wow

Puff Pastry Cheese Twists
Calzone/Pizza Dough from Scratch with Assorted Toppings
Celery and Pear Salad

Choice 2 | Sail to Lunch

Garlic Toast
Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Crispy Chicken with Tomato Mozzarella Salsa

Choice 3 | Yummy Creamy Cheesy Mashed

Rosemary Flatbread with Honey, Grapes and Gorgonzola
Mini Turkey Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze
Creamy Cheesy Mashed Potatoes

Choice 4 | Hasta la Pasta

Italian Bruschetta
Stuffed Focaccia Bread
Pasta with Homemade Marinara

Choice 5 | What’s for Dessert? - Sweets Galore

Warm Season Fruit Crisp with Crumble Topping
Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Bake and Decorate Birthday Cupcakes
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Warm Strawberry Crumb Cake

Contact us today to create the perfect party for your child.


Seriously take this cooking class!!! The owner and her close friend, an experienced home cook, teach it and you WILL NOT be disappointed. Four course meal, wine, cooking advice and enlightenment, take home recipes and an all around great experience. So fun!
— happy student

 

Gather. Learn. Cook.

Our Award Winning Cooking Classes are a great way to meet new people in a comfortable atmosphere, with good food, good wine while learning new cooking techniques at the same time. So please join us! 

CHEF MICHELLE KENNEY, a professional chef for over 20 years and the Owner/Executive Chef of La Dolce Vita 1901, gives great class, uses quality ingredients, serves perfect portions and has a keen attention to detail. Many recipes are from our La Dolce Vita Cookbook.

Two for the price of one! Joining Michelle in most Cooking Classes is Pat Perrine. Pat, a longtime friend and cook extraordinaire, is the ying to Michelle’s yang. Pat loves tools and techniques and makes learning to use them so much fun. Michelle’s “fly by the seat of your pants” approach let’s students know that precision and joie de vivre, together, create sweet times in the kitchen. One more way to enjoy The Sweet Life.


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Class Details

  • Classes begin at 1 pm and last until approximately 4 pm

  • Classes are held outside on Garden Patio or in the Fireplace Room

  • Cooking classes offer original chef-created recipes

  • Personalized and undivided attention resulting in a truly memorable class

  • Wine served as we cook together

  • We eat everything we make

  • Copies of recipes cooked are given to each participant

  • The La Dolce Vita Cookbook is available with a 10% discount

Refund Policy

  • For class reservation, payment in full must be received. Refunds in the form of a future cooking class will be issued only with a 48 hour notice.

  • You may send another student as a substitute if you find you cannot make it and have not notified us by 48 hours.

 

 
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The Cookbook

Take The Sweet Life with you. Michelle’s La Dolce Vita Cookbook highlights the favorites from the restaurant and her 40 years of family history.