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. 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.

FRIDAY July 26 - COOK SICILY - Like the different regions of neighbouring Italy, the balmy Mediterranean island of Sicily has a distinct cuisine that’s steeped in history. Tonight Chef Michael Cummings will share his Sicilian recipes, cannoli included! $70 per person REGISTER

FRIDAY August 23 - ITALIAN SEAFOOD & FISH - Enjoy seafood the way the Italians do, with simplicity and freshness. As with everything, which dishes you’ll find depends very much on which region you are in. This evening Chef Michael Cummings will share some of his favourite Italian fish and seafood recipes. $70 per person REGISTER


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 September 12th - 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 meats, cheese and bread. $60 per person REGISTER

THURSDAY October 17th - WINES OF TUSCANY Taste through wines that have made Tuscany one of the most loved wine regions in Italy and the world. ​ ​ ​We ​will ​cover ​the ​basics of Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Super Tuscans, and more ​paired ​with ​cheese, meats and bread. $60 per person 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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