Epicurean classes are designed for the adventurous foodie in all of us. For beginners and experienced cooks alike, our hands-on classes offer practical and advanced techniques for making your own delicious creations, and help you build your culinary abilities.
During your class, imported cheese, pesto, baguettes, and infused beverages are served to enhance your culinary experience - these are included in the price of the class.
After your class, you are elgible for 50% off an Epicurean membership, which includes 5 complimentary bags of pasta throughout the year and 10% off all non-alcoholic purchases at our store.
Current Class List
Pasta 101: Pasta Fundamentals
Learn practical methods for making pasta at home without any special equipment. Rolled / ribons & ravioli. $59 per guest.
Pasta 102: Seasonal Infusion Pasta
Guests infuse pasta with fresh herbs. Make stained glass pasta and the unique croxetti stamp. $59 per guest.
Pasta 103: Shape Shifting
Learn the four classic filled pasta shapes - mezzaluna, ravioli, scarpinocc, capalletti. Choose from unique fillings. $59 per guest.
Pasta 104: The Fab Four
The Local Epicurean's sauce class - classic marinara, bechamel, basil pesto, puttanesca. $59 per guest.
Pasta 105: Extrusion Pasta
This class utilizes a KitchenAid stand mixer and extrusion attachments to create classic extruded pasta noodes - fusili, bucatini, rigatoni, macaroni. $59 per guest.
Gnocchi Making: Seasons of Southern Italy
Create gnocchi dumplings with tastes to match the seasons of Southern Italy. $69 for two guests.
* Spring: ramps & mushrooms
* Summer: tomatoes & basil
* Autumn: butternut & sage
* Winter: walnuts & pecorino
Mozzarella & Butter Making with Cheese-Tasting Lunch
Guests learn to make cheese curds and then learn through demonstration how to form cheese. In the 2nd portion of this class, learn to make butter from cream and infuse it with local, flavorful ingredients. During your class, enjoy a cheese tasting lunch of imported cheese, olives, fruit, baguette & crackers while sipping our infused beverage. $69.00 per guest.
A monthly event! Class includes a cheese of the month membership - try a new local or imported cheese each month for a full year. $49 for two guests.
Team Building Classes
Team building throught experience of the "food puzzle." Accommodates anywhere from 6 to 36 guests. Please call for details.
Learn the art of chocolate truffle making from an Epicurean chocolatier. Use unique ingredients to create your own custom truffles. Take home and enjoy your creations! $59 per guest.
Chocolate Lunch & Chocolate Truffle Class
Learn the art of chocolate truffle making while indulging on chocolate waffles & whipped cream, chocolate-dipped strawberries & chocolate-dipped blueberry cannolo while sipping our classic Cha-Co-lot specialty drink. Take home a dozen or more of your hand-made truffle creations per person. $69 per guest.
Dip berries and seasonal fruits using chocolate, nuts, and flowers. Take home a dozen or more of your own creations. $29.95 per guest.
Brunch & Seasonal Ravioli
Learn the art of ravioli making using seasonal ingredients, and enjoy a delicious brunch featuring our house-made fresh gazpacho & organic garlic bread. Then enjoy a selection of our new piatta flatbreads smothered in pesto, chicken and fresh herbs. Afterward, indulge in our decadent chocolate dipped strawberries. Offered Saturday & Sunday at 10 a.ma. and 11 a.m. $69 per guest.
Lunch & Pasta Class
Learn the art of making pasta and ravioli from scratch and enjoy a unique lunch prepared by Epicurean chefs to complement your pasta class. Start your meal with seasonal gazpacho and then indulge in our deluxe bruschetta topped with prosciutto & provolone, blue cheese & candied walnuts & fresh Caprese. Afterward, indulge in our chocolate dipped strawberries. $69 per guest.
Seasonal Gelato & Lunch Class
Guests learn to make gelato using local ingredients as well as a wide variety of nuts, chocolate & fruit. This class also features seasonal favorites of our favorite unique combinations. During this class guests enjoy a chef prepared lunch of gazpacho, piatta flatbreads topped with pesto and cheese & take home chocolate dipped berries. $69 per guest. Class offered May - October.
Risotto Class & Dinner for Two
Guests learn the art of perfect Risotto making, then enjoy a three-course dinner of spinach Caesar salad and their custom risotto finished with chocolate-dipped berries & infused beverages. $79 per guest.
Brunch & Ravioli Class for Two
Guests make seasonal ravioli & mezzaluna and enjoy a three course brunch of infused Venetian herb broth, assorted piattas & chocolate-dipped berries with infused beverages. Guests take home all of the Ravioli made during class. $69 per guest.
Chocolate Lunch for Two
Guests indulge on a chocolate feast of handmade truffles, dipped berries, chocolate ricotta, fresh baguette, sweet toffee cheese, dried fruit & dark roast chocolate coffee. $49 per guest.
Lobster Pasta Class & Dinner for Two
Guests prepare with our instructor a rich three-course dinner beginning with shrimp scampi salad, lobster manicotti with tomato Alfredo sauce and finish with Italian Semifreddo. Class attendees dine on each course as it's completed. $79 per guest.
Epicurean Sauce Class for Two
Learn the secretes of the four most popular Italian Epicurean sauces Classic Marinara, Creamy Bechamel, Basil Pesto, & Puttanesca. Guests take home all of the sauce they make in class. $59 per guest.
Italian Holiday Ice Cream Class "Semifreddo" for Two
Before gelato there was "Semifreddo," the traditional Italian holiday ice cream. Learn to make this simple, delicious ice cream and take home a quart of your custom favorite. This season our features are basil & chocolate chip and sweet & sour strawberry. $69 per guest.
Holiday "Chocolate Bark" Class for Two
This favorite holiday class teaches you to make classic chocolate bark using three different chocolates - red, white & dark - that you may blend with numerous ingredients to create your own sweet masterpieces. Each guest takes home all of the trays of chocolate bark they make during class. $69 per guest.
Tuscan Dinner Cooking Class for Two
Guests prepare with our instructor an authentic three-course Tuscan dinner beginning with a classic Caprese salad tossed with our house-made mozzarella, roast chicken cannelloni with a marsala wine sauce, and a luscious just-made tiramisu. Class attendees dine on each course as it's completed. $79 per guest.
Private Group Offer - Holiday Pasta Class
Your choice of our popular pasta & ravioli class or chocolate truffle class, alongside a delicious appetizer buffet. $59 per guest, minimum eight guests in attendance. Buffet includes:
* Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail / tomato basil horseradish sauce
* Roman Rotisserie Chicken Lettuce Wraps
* Pesto & Bruschetta Board
* Tuscan Short Rib Beef Rolls / garlic aioli
* Smoked Salmon / baguette / lemon dill sauce
* Infused Beverages
Pasta Class Schedule and General Info
Regular classes are Wednesday through Saturday at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., and 5 p.m. and Sundays at 11 or 1. Each class runs between 60 and 90 minutes in length. For more information about dates and times for specific classes, please call 616-206-5175.
Private classes for 6-36 guests are also available by appointment - please ask us about group discounts.
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