"Owners Don and Kitty Speranza bring a touch of Old World hospitality to their inn in a lush valley near the Columbia River, where they teach cooking classes with a Mediterranean vibe. Learn to make focaccia, antipasti, sauces, even ice cream, often with ingredients plucked right from the garden. While everything's cooking, you can play a round of bocce at the court down by the creek." --Sunset Magazine (September, 2011)
We’ve said it before: cooking is our passion. Now we want to share that passion with you by means of our cooking classes, designed to accommodate the aspiring novice as well as seasoned veterans, ranging from demonstration to hands on.
Imagine producing world-class breads in your own oven, such as Focaccia, Pizza, and French Baguettes.
Experience Italy without the airfare as we teach you classic Italian dishes from Antipasto to Zabaglione. Learn classic sauces from a simple but sublime Aglio e Olio to a classic Ragu Bolognese. We’ll share our secrets for perfecting Tiramisu and teach you how to make the best Cannoli this side of Palermo.
Have a special request? Put your own group together and we will collaborate on a theme and a date.
We provide you with printed recipes, demonstration and some hands on instruction, a generous sampling of the prepared foods and in some cases with a complete meal including a featured wine.
A check or cash for the full amount of the class is needed to complete your registration and reserve your spot in the class. Space is limited. A 7 day cancellation notice is required for a full refund.
If classes are cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, you will have the choice of receiving credit for another class or a full refund.
For your safety in class, we recommend that you wear closed-toe, low heeled shoes.
Cooking Class Offerings
ARTISAN BREAD BAKING
March 17, 2013 11:00 AM
ITALIAN COUNTRY COOKING
$85 per person
In this hands - on pasta class you will learn how to make fresh pasta and then transform it into ravioli. Then we will discover the world of dried pasta and how to cook it perfectly and pair it with an appropriate sauce. And of course you will feast on your creations. We will provide an antipasto on your arrival and a simple dessert for a finale.
$75 per person
“It was great to see how fun and easy it is to make.”
“This course was the perfect balance of patience and mastery.”