Cooking & Wine Classes


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

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


Each class is roughly 18 people in size, with 4 seats at the bar and around 14 at a communal table. There are at least 3 courses demonstrated and eaten - an appetizer, a main course, and a dessert. Two glasses of wine are included.  Our classes are quite popular and usually sell out quickly, so we ask that you register as early as possible.  All classes are demonstration.  Classes begin at 6:00 pm unless otherwise stated.

FRIDAY March 24 - Italian Seafood & Fish - Italians are known for their love of fish and seafood. Often only needing the lightest of culinary touches for spectacular results Italian seafood recipes vary a great deal depending on the region and the season. Join Chef Michael Cummings for all things frutti di mare. $70 per person - REGISTER

Friday March 31 - Classic "Old School" Italian - Join Chef Carmine Mariani as he whips up an old-school Italian menu like your nonna used to make. $70 per person - REGISTER


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. All wine classes are from 3:00 to 4:30 pm - $59 per person

Sunday April 30 - 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. REGISTER

Sunday June 4 - Introduction to Italian Wine & Cheese - Learn why Italy is one of the most fascinating and delicious wine regions in the world. The 20 regions of Italy grow over 350 indigenous grape varietals so it is easy to never drink the same wine twice. This class will cover the basics of the major wine producing areas and grape varietals paired with regional Italian cheeses. REGISTER


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.

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