The Italian Kitchen – Ricotta Gnocchi – 3 Course Dinner

If you’re a fan of potato gnocchi, let us introduce you to its cousin – ricotta gnocchi (No potatoes required!) Lighter and slightly chewy, ricotta gnocchi is a snap to make and doesn’t compromise our love for the delicious, pillowy nuggets with which we are familiar. Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will instruct you how to prepare perfect gnocchi and teach you different rolling techniques (the way her grandmother and mother taught her). Once you pair braised Italian sausage with the light ricotta gnocchi, you’ll be sold! In this hands-on class, we will make:

Tuscan Kale Salad with Parmesan and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Butter Sauce and Braised Italian Sausage

Sfingi – Italian Fried Doughnuts with a  Dark Chocolate Sauce

The Italian Kitchen – Ricotta Gnocchi – 3 Course Dinner

If you’re a fan of potato gnocchi, let us introduce you to its cousin – ricotta gnocchi (No potatoes required!) Lighter and slightly chewy, ricotta gnocchi is a snap to make and doesn’t compromise our love for the delicious, pillowy nuggets with which we are familiar. Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will instruct you how to prepare perfect gnocchi and teach you different rolling techniques (the way her grandmother and mother taught her). Once you pair braised Italian sausage with the light ricotta gnocchi, you’ll be sold! In this hands-on class, we will make:

Ricotta Gnocchi in a Tomato Butter Sauce, with Braised Italian Sausage

Kale Salad with Parmesan and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Zeppole with Dark Chocolate Sauce

The Italian Kitchen – 3 Course Risotto Dinner

Italian recipes are all about simple foods made with the highest quality ingredients.  However, when people gather to eat in Italy it is not just to settle a hunger or feed an appetite – it’s about celebrating life, friends, family, and culture. People come together to relax, listen to music, drink wine, and enjoy life. Join Chef James as he guides you through this hands-on class to create an Italian Inspired Dinner perfect for entertaining. Learn a new approach to cooking time consuming Risotto,  as James shares his restaurant tips and tricks to create a scrumptious winter risotto and learn how to properly pan sear scallops.

In this class, we will make:

Lacinato Kale Salad, honeycrisp apple, currants, walnuts, with a cider honey vinaigrette

Lemon Parmesan Risotto, with pan seared sea scallops, wild mushrooms, tarragon

Chocolate Cremeux with Chantilly Cream

About Chef James

James has lent his creative touch to many restaurants in his native Seattle, as well as San Francisco. In San Francisco he worked several positions at Jardinière and then went on to take the sous chef position at the two Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, Aqua. In Seattle, he worked with Jason Wilson at Crush. He then served as chef de cuisine at Restaurant Zoë and executive chef at Re:public and Single Shot. In 2014 he was presented a Rising Star Chef award by Seattle Met Magazine. James is now chef owner of Lovely Night Catering.

The Italian Kitchen – 3 Course Ricotta Gnocchi Dinner

If you’re a fan of potato gnocchi, let us introduce you to its cousin – ricotta gnocchi (No potatoes required!) Lighter and slightly chewy, ricotta gnocchi is a snap to make and doesn’t compromise our love for the delicious, pillowy nuggets with which we are familiar. Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will instruct you how to prepare perfect gnocchi and teach you different rolling techniques (the way her grandmother and mother taught her). Once you pair braised Italian sausage with the light ricotta gnocchi, you’ll be sold! In this hands-on class, we will make:

Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Butter Sauce and Braised Italian Sausage

Sfingi with Dark Chocolate Sauce

The Italian Kitchen – Ricotta Gnocchi – 3 Course Dinner

If you’re a fan of potato gnocchi, let us introduce you to its cousin – ricotta gnocchi (No potatoes required!) Lighter and slightly chewy, ricotta gnocchi is a snap to make and doesn’t compromise our love for the delicious, pillowy nuggets with which we are familiar. Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will instruct you how to prepare perfect gnocchi and teach you different rolling techniques (the way her grandmother and mother taught her). Once you pair braised Italian sausage with the light ricotta gnocchi, you’ll be sold! In this hands-on class, we will make:

Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Butter Sauce

Braised Italian Sausage

Kale Salad with Parmesan and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Zeppole with Dark Chocolate Sauce

The Italian Kitchen – Ricotta Gnocchi – 3 Course Dinner

If you are a fan of potato gnocchi, let us introduce you to its cousin – ricotta gnocchi (No potatoes required!) Lighter, slightly chewy, and without compromising our love for the delicious, pillowy nuggets we are familiar with, ricotta gnocchi is a snap to make. Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will instruct you how to prepare the perfect ricotta gnocchi and teach you different rolling techniques – the way her grandmother, and mother taught her. Once you roll the perfect pillows and pair them with braised Italian sausage, you’ll be sold! In this hands-on class, we will make:

Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Butter Sauce

Braised Italian Sausage

Kale Salad with Parmesan and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Zeppole with Dark Chocolate Sauce

The Italian Kitchen – Ricotta Gnocchi – 3 Course Dinner

If you are a fan of potato gnocchi, let us introduce you to its cousin – ricotta gnocchi (No potatoes required!) Lighter, slightly chewy, and without compromising our love for the delicious, pillowy nuggets we are familiar with, ricotta gnocchi is a snap to make. Chef Jen Tarantino Reyes will instruct you how to prepare the perfect ricotta gnocchi and teach you different rolling techniques – the way her grandmother, and mother taught her. Once you roll the perfect pillows and pair them with braised Italian sausage, you’ll be sold! In this hands-on class, we will make:

Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato Butter Sauce

Braised Italian Sausage

Kale Salad with Parmesan and Toasted Breadcrumbs

Zeppole with Dark Chocolate Sauce

Wine Paired Seasonal 3 Course Dinner

Chef and Sommelier Bonnie McPike brings us an unforgettable 3-course dinner menu in this hands on class utilizing seasonal ingredients with a creative twist.  A perfect start for a fall menu for a small gathering or a holiday party paired with three awesome Washington Wines.

The menu is one that will become the highlight of your entertaining! Join us and and make:

Roasted Cornish Hens, Wild Rice, Pine Nuts, Dried Currants and Fresh Herbs;

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette; and

Caramelized Apples with Labneh Cheese and Crunchy Seed Topping

PLUS – 3 Washington Wines Pairings Selected by Sommelier and Chef Bonnie!

Meet Chef Bonnie:

Chef Bonnie McPike is the owner of Bonnie Rae Catering and has over a decade of experience as a private chef, caterer and event manager. Her passion for cooking has led her to work in kitchens all over the world from Manhattan’s Michelin-starred wd~50 to McLaren Vale, Australia and now Seattle. Her work in Seattle is focused on helping CEOs, professional athletes and busy families reach their health and wellness goals through healthy eating and hands-on coaching. She also has a passion for wine and is a certified sommelier through the Sommelier Society of America.