Cooking Class - Italian Desserts

Get ready for a taste of la dolce vita in this Italian dessert-making class!

In this hands-on class with Chef Nonna, you'll learn how to create three authentic Italian desserts from scratch.

Chef Nonna will begin by sharing the secrets to a luxuriously creamy rice pudding redolent of vanilla and soul-warming spices. Then, you'll make the famous dessert of Capri: a flourless chocolate and almond cake boasting the simplicity of Italian country cakes, but a unique elegance and decadency. Lastly, you'll bake a batch of pignoli cookies with a crispy exterior, chewy interior, and a full-bodied nutty flavor that lingers pleasantly on your palate.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 4
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Baking, Couples, Fun, Italian, Vegetarian

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Kenn N.


28 Jan 2019

Spending time with Chef Donna is like cooking with a relative, in the best possible way. She's kind, cheerful, sweet and has a life-time of experience cooking! From teaching classes, to working in restaurants to living in Italy-- "Nonna Donna" has a wealth of knowledge under her chef's belt. Especially when it comes to pasta! I was amazed at how she showed me how to transform flour, eggs and a little olive oil into delicious Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce and rolled out Raviolis stuffed with Butternut Squash and Brown Sage Butter. AMAZING! The pasta itself was so good, it almost doesn't need any sauce! Don't miss some of her desserts too! Torta Caprese or Apple Crostata-- both of these sweet delights are spectacular! If you've always wanted to learn Italian cooking from a "nonna," look no further than Chef Donna!

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Brianna R.


08 Jul 2019

Me and my girlfriend showed up to Chef Noona home on July 6th at noon. She greeted us with the biggest smile, it was very welcoming. The menu was fettuccine Pasta with Alfredo sauce and a mixed green salad with vinaigrette. The dessert was a Apple Crostata Once in the home we were provided a recipe list of what we were going to cook. Chef Noona sat us down and carefully went over the whole recipe sheet detailing the reasons and science of the ingredients. This made me feel very comfortable and helped me understand more about certain ingredients. The hardest part about the meal to us was creating the dough, but Chef Noona helped us tremendously and showed genuine patience. I really enjoyed the experience and will recommend her to anyone! Thanks again Chef Noona, we will be back.

Heather W.


25 Feb 2019

Great experience. Chef Gonna knows her pasta and shares wonderful techniques adaptable to cooks at different levels. We thoroughly enjoyed our leftovers!

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Chef Nonna has acquired over 15 years of professional culinary experience after completing both the Certified Culinary Arts Program and Certified Pastry Chef Program at the Apicius International School of Hospitality in Florence, Italy. After returning to the U.S., Chef Nonna worked as an acclaimed pastry chef in many capacities, including as a chef instructor at a leading institute for plant-based culinary arts.

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