Chefs wear big, puffy hats for two reasons—to signify their rank in the kitchen hierarchy and to hide the signature spice they invented by mixing cinnamon with gravel. Learn kitchen secrets with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $50 for a two-hour Italian cooking class with wine pairings for one (a $100 value)
- $100 for a two-hour Italian cooking class with wine pairings for two (a $200 value)
Students will learn how to make fresh mozzarella, ravioli with ricotta cheese and spinach, wild mushroom risotto, and chocolate amaretto flan. All ingredients needed to make a complete four-course meal are included, as are aprons to wear during class and a recipe book to take home. Classes are held Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital. Students also get a coupon for a free dessert at Toscana Café.
Cooking with Chef Daniele Catalani
Chef Daniele Catalani traveled to the United States from his Tuscan homeland at the age of 20. By the time he was 23, he'd already made his mark on the DC culinary scene, earning a spot as the exclusive chef of Galileo Restaurant and doing battle with clanging robot cooks on the Food Network show Iron Chef America. Though he spends most of his time overseeing the kitchen at Toscana Café, his Washington Post–lauded eatery, he also shares his craft by teaching aspiring cooks how to create Italian-inspired meals and pair them with wine.