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 April 25th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
A Spring Dinner Party Menu!

Crostini di carciofi – “little toasts” with artichoke tapenade and fresh mint
Bruschetta al caponata di pomodori - bruschetta with tomato caponata
Fettuccine con prosciutto e piselli alla panna – fresh long pasta with prosciutto and peas in a light cream sauce
Involtini di scaloppini di vitello Rosanna – sautéed rolls of veal scallops with a Parmesan, prosciutto and parsley filling and  a white wine sauce
Zuccine al forno della Nonna – Nana’s crispy oven-baked zucchini sticks coated with Parmesan breadcrumbs
Crostata di marmellata all’ albicocca – classic pasta frolla tart with chunky apricot preserves

Friday May 16th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
Soups and Salads of Summer – Part I

Zuppa di bietole e pomodori – Sally’s favorite Swiss chard-tomato soup and thin spaghetti from her cookbook
Zuppa Toscana – Tuscan cauliflower and cannellini bean soup pureed and garnished with fresh parsley – a delicious creamy soup “without” the cream!
Spiedini di Gamberi con feta, pomodrini e contatore del acqua – grilled skewered lemon shrimp salad with feta cheese, tomatoes and diced watermelon dressed with an extra-virgin olive oil and honey dressing
Insalata mista con prosciutto al balsamico – mixed greens with caramelized prosciutto and pancetta with a balsamic glaze
Biscotti di focaccia alle erbe –twice bakedherbed focaccia biscotti
Key lime tartlets with a graham cracker-pretzel crust garnished with whipped cream, kiwi and raspberries  

Saturday May 24th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
Special Memorial Day Weekend Workshop!
Come and cook with us on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend – a perfect grilling menu for your holiday party


Bruschetta al pomodoro – toastedcrostini with chopped ripe tomatoes, diced red onion, garlic and fresh basil
Pacchetti di mortadella e robiola alla griglia – grilled mortadella and robiola packets
Spiedini di maiale – brochettes of grilled skewered pork tenderloin layered with prosciutto, fresh sage and baguette slices basted with extra-virgin olive oil
Patate alla griglia – grilled herbed new potatoes tossed with scallions, garlic, basil, parsley, thyme, rosemary and Parmigiano Reggiano
Peperoni arrosttiti – homemade roasted red peppers drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil and fresh basil
Gelato alle fragole – easy homemade strawberry ice cream served with Sally’s 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


Wood-Burning Pizza Class Wednesday April 30th 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Spring Spaghettata – A Spring Pasta Party! – A Casual Entertaining Menu.

Rollatini di melanzane della Mamma – Mom’s delicate eggplant rolls stuffed with fresh ricotta and mozzarella baked in a light marinara sauce
Fettuccine con pollo, panna, pomodori secchi e basilico – fresh long pasta with sautéed boneless chicken in a creamy sun-dried tomato basil sauce
Rotelle alla primavera – spiral pasta with zucchini, asparagus tips,peas and cherry tomatoes
Insalata mista con olio e aceto di Pinot Grigio – mixed green salad with extra-virgin olive oil and Pinot Grigio vinegar
Chocolate hazelnut affogata – drowned chocolate ice cream in hot espresso with Tia Maria and chopped hazelnuts 

Wednesday May 7th 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Our First Wood-Burning Oven Pizza Class of 2014! Make Pizza Like a Pro!

Gamberi con pancetta al forno – shrimp wrapped in pancetta and baked in the wood-burning oven
Homemade pizza dough and salsa di pizza (pizza sauce)
Calzoncelli – individual mini calzones filled with fresh ricotta, mozzarella and prosciutto
Pizza Margherita – with plum tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and basil
Pizza Bianca – white pizza with Pecorino Romano, caramelized onions, garlic, fresh thyme and scamorza
Pizza Quattro stagione – “four-seasons pizza” – assorted topping in each quarter of the pizza
Pizza Nutella –
pizza spread with Nutella, chocolate chips and toasted pine nuts 

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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