Torta Pasqualina, or Easter Pie, is a well-known Italian Easter tradition. Originally from Liguria in north-west Italy, it’s now popular all over the peninsula.
The pie is made with puff pastry of phyllo dough, but in the past it’s said to have been made with thirty-three sheets of very thin pastry, one for every year of Jesus’ life.
The most important aspect of the torta pasqualina is the eggs baked inside. When you cut the pie you should see the egg sliced through the middle in what’s a beautiful and festive effect. To help with this, I always score a cross in the top of the pie so that you can see where to cut.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
The store is located on East 4th, at street level, across the AC Hotel.
There is street parking in front of the store and south of the store on E 4th. around. Parking meters run until 9pm. There is also a parking garage on E 2nd between Grand and Locust. A free parking ramp across the Historical Building
What can I bring into the event?
You can bring your beverage of choice…wine, beer or fancy soft drink. I have water, wine and beer glasses, wine opener and wine poorer.
What’s the refund policy?
Your place is safe with prepayment. If you must cancel the class please do so at least 3 days prior to the scheduled date for a refund. If you have to cancel the day prior the class or the same day, you can come to another class just if I still have space available. So call me the morning of the class and if I have space you can come and use your credit.
No refund for missed class.
An online payment or gift certificate is require to book a class and your booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
All classes are held in Alessandra's kitchen at 333 E. Grand Ave., Loft 103, Des Moines, IA 50309.