Tuscan Seasonal Menus – A sample of the dishes You will prepare in our Cooking Classes


Spring Summer Menu

  • Panzanella ­ Typically Tuscan bread salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, onion and fresh basil
  • Ravioli di Zucchini ­ Freshly made ravioli stuffed with zucchini & zucchini flowers
  • Tagliatelle al Pesto ­ Egg noodles with homemade pesto
  • Risotto con porri
  • Risotto con gamberi e zucchini
  • Verdure Fritte ­ Tuscan style mixed fried vegetables
  • Faraona Arrosto ­ Oven Roasted Guinea Fowl with Pancetta & herbs
  • Crostini Toscani ­ Chicken Liver Pate with Vin Santo
  • Etruscan chicken
  • Pork with grapes
  • Mezzaluna di Pesto and Zucchini ­ Strudel filled with pesto and zucchini
  • Torte Salata con Pere and Gorgonzola ­ Savoury Tart of Pears & Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Torte salata con Parmigiano and Cipolle Caramelizata ­ Savoury Tart with Caramelized

Onions and parmesan cheese

  • Cestino di Parmigiano con Insalata di Stagione ­ Parmesan Basket with Seasonal Salad
  • Branzino all'Isolana ­ sea bass oven baked with olives, potatoes
    Flan di Fragole ­ Strawberry Flan
  • Crostata di Frutta Fresca con Zabaglione ­ Fresh Fruit tart drizzled with Zabaglione Cream
  • Panna cotta with fresh berries
  • Brodo di Carne ­ Light Meat Broth­ you will also learn how different broths are made & used.
  • Gnocchi di Semolina ­ Semolina Gnocchi
  • Salsa di Besciamella ­ Real Bechamel Sauce
  • Gnudi di Spinaci e ricotta ­ Naked pasta of spinach and ricotta
  • Spaghetti con aglio, olio e peperoncino ­ Spaghetti with olive oil, garlic and chili
  • Vitello ­ Thinly sliced veal escalope oven baked with cheese and tomatoes
  • Melanzane alla Parmigiano ­ baked eggplant layered with cheese and tomatoes
  • Cioccolatissima ­ Rich Chocolate Cake

For the Aperitivo

  • Grissini with prosciutto swirls
  • Spiedini con piccole mozzarelle e pomodorini
  • Assaggi di uve e parmigiano

Dinner Menu

  • Fiori di Zucca Ripieni ­ Stuffed Zucchini Flowers
  • Salvia Dorata' ­ Fried sage leaves
  • Risotto di Zucchini e Fiori ­ Risotto with zucchini and zucchini flowers
  • Arista con Finocchio e Scaglioni ­ Oven Roasted Pork marinated with fennel, scallions and white wine
  • Sformato al marsala con zabaione caldo ­ Marsala and Zabaione Flan
  • Tiramisu tradizionale ­ Traditional Tiramisu

Fall Winter Menu

  • Ribollita ­ Bread and Vegetable Soup
  • Crostini Misti ­ sausage and stracchino cheese OR Cavolo Nero black cabbage
  • Lasagna di Carciofi ­ Fresh egg lasagna layered with artichokes , cheese and besciamella
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  • Risotto allo zafferano
  • Pumpkin risotto
  • Seafood risotto
  • Spezzatino al Chianti ­ Beef slowly cooked in Chianti and onions
  • Cinghiale in umido'­ wild boar stew
  • Pork with fennel and scallions
  • Orange duck
  • Spinaci alla Fiorentina ­ Florentine Spinach
  • Ravioli di zucca gialla ­ Pumpkin ravioli
  • Mezzaluna di Cavolo Nero ­ Strudel filled with black cabbage and cheese
  • Flan di Patate e Tartufo ­ Potato Flan scented with truffles
  • Cestino di Parmigiano con Insalata di Stagione ­ Parmesan Basket with Seasonal Salad
  • Involtini di Verza e Carne ­ Individual rolls of Cabbage and Spicy Meat
  • Panna Cotta con una Salsa di Frutta di Bosco ­ Panna Cotta served with a sauce of mixed berries
  • Crostata Autunnale ­ A light tart of pear, apples, raisins on a base of amaretto and almonds
  • Crostata di Castagne ­ Chestnut Tart served with a light vanilla cream sauce
  • Torta di Ricotta ­ Ricotta and pine nut cake with chocolate sauce
  • Brodo di Vitello ­ Veal Broth ­ you will also learn how differet broths are made & used.
  • Gnocchi di Semolina con Tartufi ­ Semolina Gnocchi with Truffles
  • Salsa di Besciamella ­ Real Bechamel Sauce
  • Gnudi di Spinaci e ricotta ­ Naked pasta of spinach and ricotta
  • Risotto di Parmigiano e Zafferano ­ Saffron and Parmesan cheese risotto
  • Cioccolatissima ­ Rich Chocolate Cake

For the Aperitivo

  • Grissini with prosciutto swirls
  • Spiedini con piccole mozzarelle e pomodorini
  • Assaggi di uve e parmigiano

Dinner Menu

  • Salsa di Funghi Porcini ­ 'Sauce of porcini mushrooms for Crostini
  • Risotto di Zucca ­ Pumpkin risotto
  • Agnello Arrosto con Carciofi ­ Roasted Lamb served with carciofi
  • Souffle di Panettone­ Italian Christmas Cake Soufflè
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