The Pizza Workshop

Everyone loves pizza and some of the best can be made at home. Stretch some pizza dough and your imagination as Italian Expert Iole Aguero guides you through each step of making amazing pizzas starting with an easy but authentic pizza dough you’ll make yourself.  In this hands-on class you will learn how to shape your dough into a round, the best material to cook your pizza on and the ideal temperature to get a puffy, golden crust and melted cheese on top. You will not only take away the know how to recreate these tasty pies, but the dough and recipes too.  You’ll start by making a Rosemary Focaccia then four different pizzas;

Pizza Margarita, 

Classic Pepperoni,

Vegetable and Goat Cheese, and a

Fontina, Prosciutto and Arugula.

All the while learning the art of making the perfect pizza dough.

Class include small bites to start and a salad with the pizza.

The Pizza Workshop

Everyone loves pizza and some of the best can be made at home. Stretch some pizza dough and your imagination as Italian Expert Iole Aguero guides you through each step of making amazing pizzas starting with an easy but authentic pizza dough you’ll make yourself.  In this hands-on class you will learn how to shape your dough into a round, the best material to cook your pizza on and the ideal temperature to get a puffy, golden crust and melted cheese on top. You will not only take away the know how to recreate these tasty pies, but the dough and recipes too.  You’ll start by making a Rosemary Focaccia then four different pizzas;

Pizza Margarita, 

Classic Pepperoni,

Vegetable and Goat Cheese, and a

Fontina, Prosciutto and Arugula.

All the while learning the art of making the perfect pizza dough.

Class include small bites to start and a salad with the pizza.

The Pasta Workshop

Making your own pasta is quick and easy and after this hands on class with Italian expert Iole Aguero you’ll think nothing of mixing up a batch for a weeknight supper. Add to that some essential recipes for sauces made with fresh herbs, seasonal produce and PNW seafood. You’ll start with just flour and eggs, creating  your own pasta dough that you will then cut and shape into different sizes to make fettuccine, tagliolini, and bow-ties.

Menu:

Angel hair with Butter Lemon and Chives

Four Cheese Ravioli (Mozzarella, Fontina, Parmigiano and Romano) with Basil Pesto

Bow Tie Pasta with Heirloom Sugar Plum Tomato and Basil

served with Butter Lettuce Salad and wine of course!

The Italian Seafood Feast

Whether it’s a casual get-together with friends or elegant dinner party, you will use your knowledge gained in our Elegant Italian Seafood Dinner class to impress your guests. In this hands-on class, Chef Iole Aguero will share her favorite seafood recipes just perfect for entertaining. Chef Iole will teach you what to look for when buying seafood, share her tips for easy preparations you can do at home with confidence, and show you her secrets to fresh artisan pasta. In this Elegant Italian Seafood Dinner class you will make:

Crispy Calamari with Lemon;

Marinated  Mussels;

Fresh Handmade Pasta with Lobster, Prawns and Sugar Plum Tomatoes;

 served with a Lemon Tart

The Quick and Elegant Italian Dinner

Learn the secrets of an authentic Italian dinner from a master, Chef Iole Aguera. Iole learned the cooking of southern Italy from her mother and has put together a menu full of flavors, techniques and traditions of home. In this hands-on class

You’ll start the evening with a Shaved Mushroom Crostini.

Then get your hands floured and make Handmade Fettuccine Pasta,

Saute a Chicken Breast and

Make an Elegant Picatta Pan Sauce.

Served with a Simple Butter Lettuce Salad with Lemon and Chives and

Finish with a Warm Chocolate Molten Cake with Berries and Ice Cream.

                                          The recipes are unfussy, the food is elegant and the results stunning!