Cooking & Wine Classes

 La SCUOLA BOTTEGA

La Bottega Nicastro offers dinners, cooking and wine tasting classes with various guest chefs and wine experts throughout the season.  All classes are Italian food and wine focused unless otherwise noted.  We also offer private customized cooking classes and wine tastings for corporate groups and special events, please contact us for further information at events@labottega.ca

Classes & Dinners are held at our store in the Byward Market - 64 George Street.

COOKING CLASSES & DINNERS

Each class is roughly 18 people in size, with 4 seats at the bar and around 14 at a communal table. In the cooking classes there are at least 3 courses demonstrated and eaten - an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. Two glasses of wine are included unless otherwise noted.  All classes and dinner are demonstration.  Classes begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise stated.

 

FRIDAY October 12 - COOK NORTHERN ITALY - Think Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto, Trentino. Thanks to their mountainous terrain and proximity to other countries Northern Italy loves the land along with some of the most delicious meat and cheese dishes.  Chef Michael Cummings will cook up some risotto, osso buco and more. $70 per person REGISTER 

FRIDAY October 19 - TUSCAN FALL - Enjoy October as the Tuscans do - with a fabulous feast focusing on its bountiful harvest season.  For a food lover, autumn is arguably the best time to visit Tuscany. Join Chef Michael Cummings as he prepares some of his favourite Tuscan fall recipes. $70 per person REGISTER

FRIDAY October 26 - TUSCAN FALL - Enjoy October as the Tuscans do - with a fabulous feast focusing on its bountiful harvest season.  For a food lover, autumn is arguably the best time to visit Tuscany. Join Chef Michael Cummings as he prepares some of his favourite Tuscan fall recipes. $70 per person REGISTER

FRIDAY November 9 - RISOTTO 101 - For most people, when they think Italian, they think pasta. But what about pasta’s Northern Italian cousin? Chef Michael Cummings will demonstrate how versatile and pantry friendly, risotto is. It is the perfect pillow to any number of toppings and add-ins from roasted vegetables and cheeses to meats and seafood. $70 per person  REGISTER

WINE CLASSES

Wine Classes are led by a La Bottega Wine Expert - includes 6 wines with 6 food pairings.  Each class is roughly 12 people in size unless otherwise indicated. Classes run from 6:00-7:30pm. 

Coming Soon - Italian Wine & Food Pairing 101 -  Do you know how to pick a wine that can enhance your meal, rather than detract from it? Drink and eat what you like is always a good rule, but if you like several types of wine, knowing which one to pick can highlight that meal that you adore, and vice versa. This class will highlight some the basic principles of successful food and wine pairing. $59 per person.

Coming Soon - Wines of Southern Italy - Sicily, Puglia, Calabria, Campania - the land of still-active volcanoes, sun-drenched beaches, and 80 percent of the country’s olive trees. It’s also where you will find off-beat grape varieties few have ever heard of. Our sommelier will share some of his top picks from this gem of a region paired with Southern antipasti. $59 per person 

COOKING CLASS or WINE CLASS GIFT CERTIFICATES - PURCHASE HERE

Cooking Classes & Wine Tastings - Terms & Conditions Due to small class size and popularity we do have certain terms and conditions that apply to our La Scuola Bottega classes.  All prices are per person. Full payment must be made upon booking.  All classes are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date.  If you are unable to attend you can send someone in your spot.  Cooking and Wine class gift certificates are issued by email only.

For any questions about our events please email: events@labottega.ca