Join us for a 45-minute demonstration on how to prepare a classic Italian dish from start to finish. In this series, you’ll learn all the necessary techniques, from selecting ingredients to prepping, chopping, simmering and sautéing.
In this demo, you’ll gather round the stove as the Chef of La Scuola makes pasta all'amatriciana, a classic Roman dish that features guanciale (cured pork cheek), pecorino cheese and tomato. Guests will enjoy the finished dish paired with a wine chosen by our beverage experts. You will receive an adapted recipe and a shopping list. We cook what we sell, so you’ll be able to find all the featured ingredients right here in our store in order to recreate this simple dish at home!
*Pasta all'Amatriciana (Pasta with Guanciale, Pecorino & Tomato)
*One (1) wine, to be determined
• Please note, class includes a cooking demonstration with one-course meal and is not hands-on.
• Seating is guaranteed but is first-come, first-served. Doors open 10 minutes before the start of class.
• Class duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Menu is subject to slight change.
• All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.
• Pricing is inclusive of service and exclusive of Chicago sales tax
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