La SCUOLA BOTTEGA

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 events@labottega.ca

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

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LEARN & EAT

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.

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FRIDAY March 27 - RISOTTO 101 (cancelled)

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.
$80 per person (sold out)

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FRIDAY April 3 - ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD CLASSICS (cancelled)

Chicken Parmigiana, Gnocchi, Meatballs, Tiramisu...we love old school Italian classics here. Chef Michael Cummings will be cooking up these classics with a Byward Market twist.
$80 per person (sold out)

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FRIDAY April 17 - COOK TUSCANY (cancelled)

Famous for its local produce and meat, for its simplicity and seasonal foods Chef Michael Cummings will share some winter recipes from his favourite region in Italy - Tuscany.
$80 per person (sold out)

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FRIDAY April 24 - ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD CLASSICS

Chicken Parmigiana, Gnocchi, Meatballs, Tiramisu...we love old school Italian classics here. Chef Michael Cummings will be cooking up these classics with a Byward Market twist.
$80 per person (sold out)

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FRIDAY May 1 - COOK SICILY

 Like the different regions of neighbouring Italy, the balmy Mediterranean island of Sicily has a distinct cuisine that’s steeped in history. Produce grown on Sicily includes olives, oranges, lemons, eggplants, tomatoes, pistachios, almonds, grapes, and more—not to mention all of the seafood fished right off the coast. Tonight Chef Michael Cummings will share his Sicilian recipes, cannoli included!
$80 per person (sold out)

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FRIDAY May 8 - FISH & SEAFOOD: ITALIAN STYLE

 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.
$80 per person

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FRIDAY May 15 - COOK SICILY

  Like the different regions of neighbouring Italy, the balmy Mediterranean island of Sicily has a distinct cuisine that’s steeped in history. Produce grown on Sicily includes olives, oranges, lemons, eggplants, tomatoes, pistachios, almonds, grapes, and more—not to mention all of the seafood fished right off the coast. Tonight Chef Michael Cummings will share his Sicilian recipes, cannoli included!
$80 per person

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FRIDAY May 22 - ITALIAN COMFORT FOOD CLASSICS

  Chicken Parmigiana, Gnocchi, Meatballs, Tiramisu...we love old school Italian classics here. Chef Michael Cummings will be cooking up these classics with a Byward Market twist.
$80 per person

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LEARN & DRINK

Wine Classes

Wine Classes are led by a La BOTTEGA Wine Expert - includes 5 wines with 5 antipasti. Each class is roughly 12 people in size unless otherwise indicated.

Classes run from 6:00-7:30pm. 

THURSDAY March 26 - INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH WINE & CHEESE (cancelled)

One of the greatest gourmet pleasures of life is French wine & cheese. In this class we travel across the Italian border to France where Sommelier Alex Craig will cover the basics of the major wine producing areas and grape varietals paired with regional French cheeses.
$60 per person

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THURSDAY April 2 - OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN from the CELLAR (cancelled)

Like to collect and age wines? Start with Italy. It is one of the only international wine regions that make wine of impeccable quality under strict appellation law. Italian wines are made from varieties not often seen outside its borders. These wines can age — sometimes up to 70 years — and evolve with time. Sommelier Alex Craig will share some Italian wines that have stood the test of time and share some advice on how to start building an age-worthy cellar collection. All wines will be paired with Italian salumi and cheese.
$85 per person

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THURSDAY April 9 - INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH WINE & CHEESE (cancelled)

LFrom refreshing Cava produced near Barcelona to hearty Tempranillo in the heart of Rioja; Spanish wine has undergone a wine revolution over the last twenty years and is now producing a diverse range of brilliant red, white and rosé wines. In this class to Sommelier Alex Craig will cover the basics of the major wine producing areas and grape varietals paired with regional Spanish cheese...and maybe a little jamon.
$60 per person

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

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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