Cooking is a wonderfully social activity. My memories of getting flour on my hands with my grandmother while making ravioli from scratch or seeing her smile as she helped me fill the tortellini or prepare the sauce for fettuccine—those are the memories that have sustained me through a lifetime of loving to cook. It’s those types of feelings I want to share in my classes—traditional recipes prepared in classic ways but in a warm environment where making friendships are just as important as making food.

The classes I prepare and teach are inspired directly from my grandmother’s hands and heart and are held in my own cucina in the East Village of Des Moines. Fettuccine, lasagna, ravioli, cannelloni, tortellini, tortelloni, pappardelle, all made from scratch and filled or prepared in the most traditional way, but with a bit of imagination, could be deliciously reinvented without missing their originality!

Come to the classes, meet new wonderful food-lovers, bring your own wine and let’s celebrate love for food, life and new friends!

Public classes are $45.00 per person and covers a variety of foods and styles listed below.

I also offer private classes.

Private classes are a lot of fun!

You can choose ONE of those dishes:

Lasagna, Gnocchi, Fettuccine,Risotto, Focaccia, Chicken Spiedini (those classes are hands-on)

OR

3 pasta Sauce, Saltimbocca, Appetizers, Meatloaf (those classes are demonstration)

The most popular classes are Focaccia Bread or Chicken Spiedini.

Class is 2 hours.

Minimum number is 10 people maximum is 18 people.

Cost is $50 a person. Deposit of $500.(which also covers 10 people)

Fridays and Saturdays afternoon classes only 3pm to 5pm.

You can add:

  • An apron, it can be personalize also if order 4 weeks in advance, for $19 a person
  • A Rolling Pin, for $19 a person
  • A Gnocchi Board for $11 a person
  • A Wine Glass for $14 a person

You can bring your beverages and an extra dish to share with your group of friends.

Let’s Set Up a Class

 

 


                                                                                                                                                       

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Attend the Wine Tour Open House to learn more about the Italy Cooking and Wine Tours Cooking with Alessandra offers! Enjoy fresh, warm Focaccia Bread, sample some Italian wines and enter to win gift certificates! Descover new itinerary. This year from The Papal City to Umbria and Tuscany, enjoy one day at the Papal Hot […]

Sun Jan 21
4 - 6 PM
- Spots Left
$0

Celebrate LIFE with this eccelent Lasagna! Come and learn how to make your own hands-on noddles and make your own lasagna wit this beautiful and unique lasagna with white sauce, mushrooms, cheese and sausages!  Bring your wine so you can sip while you make wonderful noodles! Fun! Ciao!

Tue Jan 23
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Celebrate LIFE with this eccelent Lasagna! Come and learn how to make your own hands-on noddles and make your own lasagna wit this beautiful and unique lasagna with white sauce, mushrooms, cheese and sausages!  Bring your wine so you can sip while you make wonderful noodles! Fun! Ciao!

Thu Jan 25
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Celebrate LIFE with this eccelent Lasagna! Come and learn how to make your own hands-on noddles and make your own lasagna wit this beautiful and unique lasagna with white sauce, mushrooms, cheese and sausages!  Bring your wine so you can sip while you make wonderful noodles! Fun! Ciao!

Sat Jan 27
11 AM - 1 PM
- Spots Left
$45

Nothing keeps the winter’s chill at bay like a nice, hot bowl of soup. In this class, we’ll learn to make three that are perfect on snowing evenings and chilly days. -Winter Minestrone -Beans and Pasta Tuscan Soup -Wedding Soup.  

Tue Jan 30
6 - 8 PM
- Spots Left
$45

An online payment or gift certificate is required to book a class, and your booking must be made at least 24 hours in advance.
Cancellation Policy. You can cancel your class at 3 days in advance for full reimbursement. Otherwise you can reschedule calling me the very morning of the class you want to attend and if I still have space or some last minute cancellation you can come to class.

All classes are held in Alessandra’s kitchen at 333 E. Grand Ave., Loft 103, Des Moines, IA 50309.