Cozymeal guest reviews for Chef Nunzio
Had such an amazing experience! Can't wait to take another class with Chef Nunzio.
A cooking class was on my bucket list, and Cozymel was like a gift from heaven !
The location was great since it was a penthouse at a residential building in North Miami. Immediately, this takes the pressure out of the word "class" as it makes the experience very intimate and enjoyable. Even if you are Sharing the experience with people you never meet before, it becomes a friends gathering very quickly!
A large farm like table is set up in the middle of the venue right on front an open kitchen, which makes the transition and movement from the kitchen to dinner very organic and fun. Chef Nunzio; that Italian dude rocks ! He has a great personality and would answer all our questions not only about technique but also history. Not only is he Italian, ( you know, where pasta is from), but he also trained for many years to become a pasta chef.
We started the class by making a garden salad and we learned a few secrets to keep the greens crunchy and cut the veggies in the most perfect way with minimum effort (sorry guys, Can't share! You'll have to experience it yourself ). Then, Chef Nunzio shared his recipe for a home made citrus vinaigrette. We haven't even got to the pasta and we were winning already!
Now, be prepared to get your hand dirty ! Remember that long table we talk about earlier? Well, there is a spot for you with all the ingredients and utensils you need to make your own past from scratch. Yep, you get your own 0-0 flower, mix that with eggs, semolina flower and then, give a firm massage to that dough. After Cher Nunzio has verified your work holds to real Italian standards, you will make it very flat using a pasta machine before it gets to be pan.
Honestly, I learned a lot of things about the process of and the know how. It makes me respect and appreciate all the chefs and restaurants that take the time to make pasta in house just to keep the tradition and integrity of the flavor.
Next thing you know, il cibo è pronto! (Food is ready). We sat, we laugh, had some wine and enjoyed the most wonderful pasta made by all of us. A group of strangers cook and dine together and shared their love for food while learning about its tradition and origin. What a great experience Cozymeal! Can't wait to be back.
What a fun experience! I've never done any type of cooking class before and this was definitely the start of something new! Chef Nunzio was great and really knew his stuff. I learned much more then I expected. Thank you for a great eventing Chef Nunzio!