Italian Spring on the Table

If you love Italian food, and would like to learn how to prepare quick and easy dishes the Italian way, this course is for you!

This class will be both fun and easy as you learn some gorgeous Italian dishes. Your menu will include:

  • Torta Pasqualina (Easter Cake)
  • Filled Peppers
  • Spezzatino (Meat Stew)
  • Jam Crostata (Cake)
  • Hand Made Pasta dishes
  • Salame al Cioccolato (Chocolate Cake).

Maria Luisa will match the food you produce with her favourite Italian wines, and, as you cook, she will make you fall in love with the traditions and stories of her home country.

Each week at least two dishes will be explained and demonstrated by Maria Luisa, then you will be able to prepare the dishes with the tutor’s support.
‘Mangiare Bene’ is at the heart of Italian culture and you will definitely ‘Eat Well’ following these classes.


Your Tutor: Maria Luisa Bortoletto

Maria Luisa was born in a small village not far from Venice, and studied at a prestigious school to become a professional chef. She worked in Milan for several years, where Tuscan products were combined with exquisite wines of the area. With her passion for food and quality ingredients Maria Luisa is always experimenting with new recipes. Her belief is that “when you cook , you put love in your creations and the final result will be delicious.”


What you will need to bring to the first session:
• an apron
• a clean tea towel
• a small sharp kitchen knife
• food containers to take home completed dishes


Requirements for the course:

An ingredients list for the first lesson will be emailed a week in advance. You will need to provide your own ingredients each week, but the tutor will advise on where to buy any specialist ingredients. The tutor will advise what ingredients to bring for subsequent weeks.


Course Dates:

February – 21 and 28

March –  7 and 14

Course Details

Day Tuesday
Time 19.00-21.00
Weeks/Term 4 weeks
Start Date 21/02/2023
Cost £52
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