Cooking Class - Valentine's Fare With Italian Flare

Chef Laura will show you how to celebrate Valentine's Day the Italian way with homemade pasta.

This romantic menu celebrates the Italian roots of St. Valentine's Day, and features handmade pasta crafted with high-quality ingredients and cooking techniques that have stood the test of time.

Begin the hands-on cooking class with a refreshing fennel and orange salad dotted with olives, then learn how to make potato gnocchi from scratch with your choice of gorgonzola, basil-tomato vodka, mushroom marsala or pesto sauce. Top off the evening with an incredible no-bake strawberry and Nutella cheesecake made with cream cheese.

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

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 2
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2.5 hours
  • Labels Couples, Italian, Pasta Making, Valentine's, Vegetarian

Cozymeal guest reviews for other experiences with Chef Laura

Erin F.


17 Jan 2020

What a fun night! Chef Laura was an excellent teacher and host. We honed our knife skills chopping up veggies for the soup, stuffed mushrooms, and sauce. We learned all about different types of mushrooms and how to clean and cook them. So many things to learn! And in the end, the meal was delicious and we had plenty of leftovers to take home along with the recipes. (My mother-in-law was also pleased that she and Chef Laura attended the same university... LOL.)

Andrew R.


16 Sep 2019

Chef Laura was a wonderful host. We learned a ton that we could use beyond the class, and the food was delicious. Big fun.

Clio G.


16 Sep 2019

We loved Chef Laura’s mushroom lovers class. The food was delicious and we learned great tips and tricks (including some useful knife skills). She printed the recipes out for us at the end so we could recreate the meal. Chef Laura was kind, encouraging, and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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Chef Laura grew up in a food-industry Italian family in Pennsylvania, and attended Penn State before working as an accountant in Washington D.C. In 2008, she traveled to Italy to learn classic pasta making, and was hooked. Shortly thereafter, Chef Laura attended L'Academie de Cuisine where she learned French cooking methods, and in 2009 she began working as a personal chef. Chef Laura enjoys teaching proper cooking techniques rather than particular recipes.

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