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

Wednesday July 30th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
Festa del Giardino - A Feast from the Garden!

Zuppa di porri e zucchini – zucchini and leek soup – serve it pureed at room temp, or warm and chunky with rice or pasta
Insalata di farro per l’Estate – a wonderful summer salad using the ancient grain “farro” with cannellini beans, garlic, fresh-grown tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion and garden herbs – perfect to bring to picnics!
Tortine di pomodori e mozzarella –little puff pastry tarts baked with homegrown tomatoes, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses
Pollo alle erbe – Sicilian grilled chicken marinated with extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and fresh herbs
Pesche al forno alla Toscana – fresh peaches baked Tuscan style; stuffed with crushed Amaretti crumbs and liqueur


Friday Aug. 8th 10:30 – 1:30 pm
Yummy Garden Recipes with Meatballs from Amalfi


Crostini di ricotta fresca, pomodori alle erbe - little toasts with fresh homemade ricotta, roasted garden cherry tomatoes and homegrown herbs
Rigatoni alla Norma – sautéed eggplant with ricotta salata and fresh basil over rigatoni pasta
Polpette Napolintano di Chef Enrico – Chef Enrico’s Neapolitan meatballs with pine nuts and raisins in garden fresh tomaro and basil sauce
Insalata mista con arugula, pomodoro, cetriolo e cippolini rossi – mixed greens from Farmer Ralph’s garden featuring spicy arugula, beefsteak tomatoes, cucumbers and red onion with extra-virgin olive oil and Chianti vinegar dressing
Torta di prugna – Italian purple plum cake topped with cinnamon sugar andsprinkled with  lemon  juice

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

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

Friday Aug. 1st 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Our Annual Summer Tuscan Oven Pizza Class
 on the Patio!


Crostini ai pomodorini – crostini with oven-roasted cherry tomatoes and basil
Gamberoni al forno  – wood-roasted butterflied shrimp with extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice
Pizza Margherita – traditional Neapolitan pizza with garden tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil
Pizza con pesto ,pomodoro, mozzarella e olive – pesto pizza with plum tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and black olives
Pizza alle melazane, pomodori e caprino - semolina crust pizza topped with eggplant, spicy tomato sauce and goat cheese
Pizza Napolitano –  pizza with marinara sauce topped with shredded mozzarella and anchovies
Gelato alla vaniglia con limoncello e biscottini di amaretti – vanilla ice cream with little Amaretto 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.



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