The Italian Kitchen – Ravioli & Tortellini Workshop

Imagine having fresh ravioli and tortellini in your freezer that you can turn into an amazing home cooked meal in under 30 minutes.  Taking a little time to make Italian stuffed pastas is a delicious way to satisfy your pasta cravings anytime.  In this hands-on class, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will teach you how to make pasta dough from scratch. Then you will roll, shape and fill two different stuffed pastas – ravioli and tortellini.  You will stuff your ravioli with a flavorful meat filling made of a combination of ground pork and turkey and your tortellini with the always popular cheese filling.  After creating two pounds of stuffed pasta you will enjoy some of one, tossed in Chef Jen’s fabulous red sauce, and take home plenty of both to freeze for a later date.  “Cooking once and eating several times” is Chef Jen’s mantra.

  • Pasta Dough
  • Ravioli with Meat Filling
  • Cheese Tortellini

The Italian Kitchen – Pasta Workshop

Making your own pasta is quick and easy and after this hands-on class with Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes, you’ll think nothing of mixing up a batch for a weeknight supper. Add essential recipes for sauces made with fresh herbs and seasonal produce and you’ll have a go-to recipe repertoire. You’ll start with just flour and eggs, creating your own pasta dough that you will turn into one stuffed pasta and one cut pasta to serve along with two unique sauces!

In this hands-on class, you will make:

  • Fresh Handmade Pasta Dough
  • Raviolis with a Lemon Herbed Ricotta Filling in a Light Tomato Sauce
  • Fresh Cut Tagliatelle Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce

(a staff favorite…even if you’re not a mushroom lover this dish wows the crowd)

The Italian Kitchen – Pasta Workshop

Making your own pasta is quick and easy and after this hands-on class with Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes, you’ll think nothing of mixing up a batch for a weeknight supper. Add essential recipes for sauces made with fresh herbs and seasonal produce and you’ll have a go-to recipe repertoire. You’ll start with just flour and eggs, creating your own pasta dough that you will turn into one stuffed pasta and one cut pasta to serve along with two unique sauces!

In this hands-on class, you will make:

  • Fresh Handmade Pasta Dough
  • Raviolis with a Lemon Herbed Ricotta Filling in a Light Tomato Sauce
  • Fresh Cut Tagliatelle Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce

(a staff favorite…even if you’re not a mushroom lover this dish wows the crowd)

Cook it in Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Like anyone else who grew up in Chicago, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes loves Chicago-style pizza! With its deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Having learned secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jen will walk you through the steps to make this classic pizza at home. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a real Chicago Pizzeria!!

Menu

  • Deep Dish Chicago-Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)
  • Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with House-made Dressing and Oven-Toasted Herbed Croutons
  • A pizzeria staple on every table is Giardiniera. Chef Jen will demo the pickling for you to enjoy!

Enjoy with cold beer or wine.
Pizza cooked in Cast iron if a team of 2, singles cook pizza in a 6″ cake pan

Cook it in Cast Iron – Deep Dish Chicago Pizza

Like anyone else who grew up in Chicago, Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes loves Chicago-style pizza! With its deep dish gooeyness, buttery crust, and layer of seasoned sausage, no other pizza can quite compare!  Having learned secrets from the famous UNO’s Pizzeria, Chef Jen will walk you through the steps to make this classic pizza at home. Learn how to turn your kitchen into a real Chicago Pizzeria!!

Menu

  • Deep Dish Chicago-Style Sausage Pizza (Vegetarian available by request)
  • Classic Pizzeria Caesar Salad with House-made Dressing and Oven-Toasted Herbed Croutons
  •  Giardiniera Chef Jen will demo this pickled pizzeria staple that is on every pizzeria table

Enjoy with cold beer or wine.
Pizza cooked in Cast iron if a team of 2, singles cook pizza in a 6″ cake pan

Tex Mex – Fiesta Ready!

Elevate your game when it comes to preparing a Tex-Mex meal, whether it’s for your family or a fiesta for friends you will learn all the tricks and techniques in this class!!

Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will show you how to make fresh handmade flour tortillas (and we mean fresh, without grocery store additives and preservatives)!  You’ll never want store bought again!  Your fresh tortillas will be brimming with flank steak and all the toppings and sides necessary for a fantastic Tex-Mex Fiesta!

Come join us in this hands-on class and make:

  • Jalapeño Queso (with store bought chips)
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Shaved Flank Steak Meat – Marinated then Pan-Seared with Homemade Fresh Pork Fat Flour Tortillas

We’ll cook and sip cold Beers and/or Margaritas! (2pp)

Meatless Monday – Pasta Workshop

Making your own pasta is quick and easy and after this hands-on class with Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes, you’ll think nothing of mixing up a batch for a weeknight supper. Add essential recipes for sauces made with fresh herbs and seasonal produce and you’ll have a go-to recipe repertoire. You’ll start with just flour and eggs, creating your own pasta dough that you will turn into one stuffed pasta and one cut pasta to serve along with two unique sauces!

In this hands-on class, you will make:

  • Fresh Handmade Pasta Dough
  • Ravioli with a Lemon Herbed Ricotta Filling in a Light Tomato Sauce
  • Fresh Cut Tagliatelle Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce

(a staff favorite…even if you’re not a mushroom lover this dish wows the crowd)

The Italian Kitchen – Pasta Workshop

Making your own pasta is quick and easy and after this hands-on class with Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes, you’ll think nothing of mixing up a batch for a weeknight supper. Add essential recipes for sauces made with fresh herbs and seasonal produce and you’ll have a go-to recipe repertoire. You’ll start with just flour and eggs, creating your own pasta dough that you will turn into one stuffed pasta and one cut pasta to serve along with two unique sauces!

In this hands-on class, you will make:

  • Fresh Handmade Pasta Dough
  • Ravioli with a Lemon Herbed Ricotta Filling in a Light Tomato Sauce
  • Fresh Cut Tagliatelle Pasta with Wild Mushroom Sauce

(a staff favorite…even if you’re not a mushroom lover this dish wows the crowd)

Tex Mex – Fiesta Ready!

Elevate your game when it comes to preparing a Tex-Mex meal, whether it’s for your family or a fiesta for friends you will learn all the tricks and techniques in this class!!

Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will show you how to make fresh handmade flour tortillas (and we mean fresh, without grocery store additives and preservatives)!  You’ll never want store bought again!  Your fresh tortillas will be brimming with flank steak and all the toppings and sides necessary for a fantastic Tex-Mex Fiesta!

Come join us in this hands-on class and make:

  • Jalapeño Queso (with store bought chips)
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Mexican Street Corn Salad
  • Shaved Flank Steak Meat – Marinated then Pan-Seared with Homemade Fresh Pork Fat Flour Tortillas

We’ll cook and sip cold Beers and/or Margaritas! (2pp)

Cocktail Time Appetizers

Are you eager to host your friends for a delicious meal, but anxious about all the time and preparation involved? Try an appetizer party instead!  Join Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes to learn to make savory bites that are perfect for any gathering. She’ll also teach you how to choose the perfect cocktails to complement the food. You’ll leave ready to impress your guests at your next event!

  • Potato Blinis with Smoked Salmon Mousse and Fresh Chives
  • Cherry Tomatoes with Whipped Feta and Herb Filling
  • Lamb Meatballs with Spinach and Ground Almonds in a Harissa Tomato Sauce and Garlic Labneh
  • Cheesy Stuffed Mushrooms with Puffed Parmesan 
  • Seasonal Cocktail demoed by Chef Jen