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.  Dinners are communal seating with premium wine pairings.  All classes and dinner are demonstration.  Classes and Dinners begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise stated.

THURSDAY November 7 - SIT DOWN with the SOPRANOS (sold out) - The Sopranos - often hailed as one of the greatest television series of all time. In the book "The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign", author Franco Ricci examines the groundbreaking HBO series and its impact as a cultural phenomenon. Join us along with Professor Franco Ricci, for an evening of food, wine and discussion about all things Sopranos.  Evening includes a four course family style American/Italian Sopranos themed dinner, two glasses of wine and a signed copy of the book. $100 per person REGISTER

SATURDAY November 23 - PROSECCO & BAROLO DINNER (sold out) - Imagine taking what we all love about Prosecco - its liveliness, its friendliness, its freshness - and weaving it into the different layers of your food. Tonight we will take Prosecco beyond the traditional aperitivo and pair it with dinner finishing off with elegant Barolo.  Join us as La Bottega resident chef Alessandro Nicastro prepares dinner along with wine expert David Foran who will guide you through top notch Prosecco from producer Sorelle Bronca and a Barolo from Luigi Baudana. $90 per person REGISTER

FRIDAY November 29 - 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

THURSDAY December 5 - SIT DOWN with the SOPRANOS (sold out)  - The Sopranos - often hailed as one of the greatest television series of all time. In the book "The Sopranos: Born under a Bad Sign", author Franco Ricci examines the groundbreaking HBO series and its impact as a cultural phenomenon. Join us along with Professor Franco Ricci, for an evening of food, wine and discussion about all things Sopranos. Evening includes a four course family style American/Italian Sopranos themed dinner, two glasses of wine and a signed copy of the book. $100 per person REGISTER

WINE CLASSES

Wine Classes are led by a La Bottega Wine Expert - includes 5 wines with 5 food pairings.  Each class is roughly 12 people in size unless otherwise indicated. Classes run from 6:00-7:30pm. 

THURSDAY November 28 - WINES OF NORTHERN ITALY - Explore Northern Italian wines as we travel from the Veneto to Piemonte and explore Valpolicella, Ripasso, Nebbiolo, Soave, real "Pinot Grigio" & more. The wines of the North are world renowned for their elegance and finesse. All wines will be paired with regional antipasti. $60 per person REGISTER

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