We are happily anticipating the coming of spring and longer days! Meanwhile, we are looking forward to cooking with all of you in our beautiful Cucina Casalinga Kitchen.
In anticipation of your arrival, we have put together classes with some very interesting, delicious and varied menus, a few of which embrace all of the beautiful foods of Sicily that are prepared and served during the springtime! We begin with a Comfort Soup class and end honoring all of the special dads in our lives on Father’s Day. Of course we are always looking forward to our annual Pizza Class, where we light the outdoor pizza oven and get ready to cook “many a pizza!”
March is the perfect month for Comfort Soups! On the morning of March 14th we will prepare three favorites with homemade focaccia biscotti.
We hope you will share our special Saint Joseph’s Table on Wednesday morning, March 20th, for Sicily’s classic pasta dishes and Sfingi di San Giuseppe, pastry puffs filled with ricotta, dark chocolate and orange peel for dessert.
On Tuesday evening, April 2nd, treat yourself to Three Classic Pasta Sauces; penne alla vodka, bucatini all’ amatriciana, fusillione (curly macaroni) with broccoli di rape and shrimp in a light tomato sauce. Dessert is poached pears in a warm chocolate sauce. A great menu for a pasta party!
The amazingly talented and skilled Executive Chef of Wusthof Knives, Michael Garaghty, will join us again at our Sixth Annual Knives Skills Class, on Thursday evening, April 11th . You will prep and prepare an elegant stuffed roast lamb dinner; perfect for Easter or entertaining.
We expect to have a good crowd for Kids Cook Italian Sunday Dinner at Nonna’s House, on Monday morning, April 15th. The menu features spaghetti and homemade meatballs with sauce. A yummy ice cream torte is for dessert. Children ages 9 to 15 are welcome and class size is limited to 10!
Our next two classes embrace all of the joys and flavors of Sicilian home cooking! The Flavors of Sicily is on Wednesday morning, April 24th and features Pollo in Agro Dolce, a slow baked sweet and sour chicken. On Thursday morning, May 2nd, we will dine on Scoglio, a homemade seafood risotto, filled with fruits from the sea at our Seafood Risotto alla Siciliana class.
We recognize all moms with our Mother’s Day Menu on Wednesday morning, May 15th. Join us with mom, or that special woman in your life, to prepare a delicious feast guaranteed to please.
Start off the Memorial Day weekend at our annual spring Pizza in the Brick Oven class on Thursday evening, May 23rd. We love lighting the outdoor pizza oven for this really fun and hands-on class. Antipasti, homemade doughs, fresh pizza sauce, dessert and a variety of pizzas will be served.
Of course we have to celebrate Dads, and the special men in our lives. Join us on June 18th at a Tuesday evening Grilling Menu for Father’s Day class, with my favorite, Spiedini di Maile; skewered pork, prosciutto and sage! Everyone is welcome to celebrate at this class with us, especially fathers, sons and best friends!
Balbina, Gina and I look forward to welcoming you soon.