Join Carmela as she hosts her 2020 Winter Cooking Class Series! Carmela’s Kitchen is an intimate dining room with an open kitchen where Carmela will prepare a delicious 4 course meal. She will take you step by step through the recipes and you will enjoy a lovely dinner and recipes to take home with you. 

2020 Winter Cooking Class Series 

Cooking Class Dates: All Classes Begin at 6pm

Tuesday January 21: Winter Magic 

January 21 Winter Magic Rich and comforting! These recipes will warm you up for years to come. Simple enough for week night dinners. Impressive enough for dinner parties! These versitile dishes will become staples in your home as they are in Carmela’s Kitchen.

-Sausage and White Bean Soup

-Pasta with Mushrooms, Truffle Oil, Garlic Cream Sauce

-Pork Tenderloin, Forest Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes

-Pannetone Trifle

Tuesday January 28: Land and Sea 

January 28 Land and Sea Earthy mushrooms, splashes of citrus, creamy cheeses…this menu has it all. The flavor profiles will flow seamlessly and your mouth will be happy!

-Crostini with Mushrooms, Cheese and Arugula

-Braised Veal with Orange Oil and Ricotta Cheese over Fettuccini

-Filet of Halibut over wilted Spinach and Cherry Tomato

-Limoncello-Soaked Lady Fingers with Fresh Berries and Infused Whipped Cream

Tuesday February 18: San Valentino Dinner  

February 18 San Valentino Dinner Surf and Turf with an Italian twist! Learn to make a romantic dinner for 2 or a crowd. These classic dishes will remind you how lovely love is, all year round.

-Spicy Crab Crostini

-Linguini with a Brandy Sauce with Shrimp

-Roast Filet of Beef

-Chocolate Mousse with Chambord Soaked Raspberries

Tuesday February 25: Cucina Rustica 

February 25 Cucina Rustica Rustic Italian fare is a must. There is nothing more satisfying than these recipes. Learn these classic, centuries-old dishes for yourself. Your family will love them.

-Sicilian Beef Minestra

-Chicken Cacciatore Classico

-Eggplant Rotolini or Caponata

-Pizze Fritti with accompaniments

Tuesday March 3: Sunday Dinner

March 3 Sunday Dinner: Ragu Sunday Supper, Italian Style! Learn to make a classic Ragu! Loaded with different cuts of meat, meatballs and sausage. Learn to make the beloved Braciole! This class is all about creating the perfect “Sunday Dinner.”

-Antipasti (imported meats and cheeses, olives, etc.)


-Beef Braciole

-Pasta with Ragu (tomato sauce with veal, pork, sausage, meatballs, and braciole )

-Cassatta (Rum Cake)

Tuesday March 10: Classic Sauces

Craving your favorite Italian sauce for dinner but don’t feel like going out? Carmela has you covered. She’ll take you step by step through five classic Italian-American restaurant favorites!

-Pasta Alfredo Sauce

-Pasta alla Bolognese Sauce

-Pasta con Vongole Sauce (clams)

-Marsala Sauce (served with chicken)


All Classes are held in Carmela’s Kitchen (lower level of La Tavola Italiana Restaurant) For a full menu description go to our website: latavolaitalianarestaurant.com under the  “events” link or in the “events” section on our facebook page.

$75.00 per person plus tax and gratuity. 

All Classes are BYOB . Seating is Limited.  Call Carmela to make your reservations. 412-215-4468.