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Italian Cooking Lessons with Chef Nancy Vendetti - A Pasta-Perfect Gnocchi Menu

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Price $75.00
Instructor: Chef Nancy Vendetti
Location: The Culinary Center of Kansas City
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Demonstration Class | Tasting
Fri 9/2/22   6:30-9:00 p.m. 

Class Description: 

What is it about these pillow-y potato perfections that makes us crazy? Come find out what’s old and what’s “gnu” as we welcome to our kitchen one of our newest instructors, Chef Nancy Vendetti, who grew up cooking with her mom in their Italian restaurant. (And oh yes, she has also done her time on the Food Network in Cupcake Wars where she landed at 2nd place and Cake Wars where she landed at 3rd place.  Just sayin’.)  As you can tell, this Chef is passionate about cooking and her style of instruction mingled with storytelling will make for an entertaining evening to rival the best.

This evening we'll create an Italian meal around classic Italian Gnocchi.  We will begin with a glass of wine or beer and one of Chef's favorite Italian Salads served with Homemade Bread Stix that Chef will show you how to make.  Then it's on to tips and techniques for making fantastic pasta gnocchi.   You’ll learn two styles of gnocchi – classic potato and sweet potato. Nancy will also whip up two killer sauces, a classic tomato-based Marinara Sauce and a delicious Brown Butter Sage Sauce, both of which will take the gnocchi to the next level. Trust us, your friends and family will be so impressed when you serve these gems, they’ll be clamoring for seconds! 

She will finish our menu with one of her Italian Mother's favorite desserts. And, yes, you’ll get to taste it all…plus, leave with the recipes so you can recreate these little gems at home. A great way to unwind on a Friday night.

 NOTE:  Unless otherwise noted, each evening class fee includes one glass of beer/wine, with additional beverages available at a nominal cost. 

NOTE: Please be aware that all cancellations must be received prior to 72 hours before the start time of your class. For more information, and to view all class-related policies, including cancellation, masks, and safety-related measures, pleaseclick here.

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