Monday, April 25, 2011

Spending a Saturday with Food, Wine and Knowledge at Al Tiramisu

Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu

On Saturday 16th about 20 of us wore aprons and had the privilege to watch Chef Luigi of Al Tiramisu give us a great experience with Italian cooking. This is the first class in a series and  the experience was focused on learning about the food of Sicily. Chef Luigi chose 3 dishes and told us that he had chosen them for their simplicity and something that we could all try to make at home. Al Tiramisu has been open for about 15 years  and coincidentally also the Italian Republic’s  150 the anniversary.

Luigi held us all spellbound as he told us about childhood memories of Italy as he cajoled some of us to be assistants and participate in the cooking.

On Menu were three dishes :

  • Pasta Sformata Alla Siciliana

Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu

  • Sardine Beccafico

Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu

  • Seppie Ripiene ( Stuffed cuttlefish)

Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu

After the food was ready we got a nice 101 on Sicilian Wines

Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu

Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu Learning Italian Cooking from the master Chef Luigi - Al Tiramisu

As one of my friends commented to me” I took that class. Totally worth the cash, because you get a great lunch that would have cost you about the same if you didn't take the class :)”

Succeeding classes will then move from the south up to the north of Italy.Cooking classes are $75 apiece including all food and wine.Book early for next class focused on Sardinia Sat, May 21. Call for reservations: 202 467 4466

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