Adult Classes




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Welcome to our adult class schedule. We have some great classes and special events planned for the upcoming season. Many are already selling out, so book early!

Daytime Classes
Evening Classes
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Did you know Cucina Casalinga has a well-stocked pantry?

Excellent olive oils, vinegars, canaroli rice; Sicilian dried oregano branches, farro, Sicilian sea salt, roasted hazelnuts and gift cards for your favorite MOM and for your favorite baker, autographed copies of Nick Malgieri's latest cookbook "The Modern Baker" for purchase

Just give us a call at 203-762-0768 Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 before you stop by or let us ship your favorite gourmet products directly to you.

Join the Cucina Casalinga
Cooking Class Passport Club
to Fine Cooking & Dining!

Take 10 classes at Cucina Casalinga and get the 11th class with luncheon/dinner FREE!

Call Vicki at 203.762.0768 and be sure to mention Passport Club when registering for classes.

All adult classes include lunch or dinner with two glasses of wine and dessert.

10:30-1:30 Daytime Classes

Friday Sept. 12th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
Basic Italian 101
Workshop Featuring Homemade Pasta and Homemade Pizza Dough!


Homemade pasta dough and sauces:
Tagliatelle alla Bolognese
long fresh pasta ribbons with traditional tomato meat sauce
Spaghetti alla Putanesca – “harlot style” – a robust southern Italian tomato sauce
with anchovies, garlic, capers, olive and oregano

Homemade pizza dough:
Focaccia al rosmarino –
dimpled yeast bread with extra-virgin olive oil,
fresh rosemary and coarse sea salt
Insalata mista – mixed green salad with Pinot Grigio wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil
Amaretto parfaits – vanilla bean ice cream sundaes topped with
Amaretti crumbs and Amaretto liqueur 

Wednesday September 17th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
An Indian Summer Menu


Pasta fagioliclassic Tuscan cannellini bean soup with ditalini pasta
Cotolletta di tacchino ai pomodori e funghi –browned turkey cutlets topped with a sauté of fresh plum tomatoes, mushroom, fresh herbs and white wine (can be made with chicken)
Bruschetta con cavalo nero – toasted Tuscan bread with sautéed black cabbage (kale) in extra-virgin olive oil and pepperoncino
Insalata torgiano – arugula and  romaine salad with a delicious Chianti wine vinegar and soy sauce dressing topped with shaved  Parmigiano Reggiano
Tiramisu - classic Tuscan layered ladyfinger, mascarpone and cocoa dessert

Saturday Oct. 11th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
Essentials of Italian Cooking 102

Brodo di pollo con tortellini - homemade Italian chicken soup with tortellini
Focaccia alle erbe –
yeast bread with freshherbs, sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil
Sally's quick sauce –
Sally’s quick and delicious marinara sauce
Pollo alla Parmigiana
breaded and sautéed chicken cutlets baked with marinara sauce, mozzarella andParmigiano Reggiano cheese
Insalata mista
mixed green salad with pinot grigio  vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil
Biscotti di Mamma - 
Mama's traditional twice-baked almond biscotti

Payment must be received in order to keep your spot reserved.  No refunds within 1 week of the class. If unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request recipes.

6:30-9:30 Evening Classes

Wednesday Oct. 15th 6:30 – 9:30 pmSally and Mom
“Favoriti di Mamma” – My Mom’s favorite Recipes!

Antipasti individuale- individual antipasto with salami, prosciutto di Parma, provolone, roasted peppers with fresh basil and extra-virgin olive oil, caponata (sweet and sour eggplant relish), green olives and  seeded grissini (Italian bread sticks)                               
Manicotti di mamma – light homemade crepes with ricotta-mozzarella filling and marinara sauce
Pollo in agro dolce – slow bakedSicilian sweet and sour chicken with olives and capers
Insalata tricolore al balsamicoarugula, radicchio and endive salad with balsamicdressing
Brutti ma buoni – “ugly but good” chocolate hazelnut cookies



Payment must be received in order to keep your spot reserved.  No refunds within 1 week of the class. If unable to attend, you may send a substitute or request recipes.



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