Italian Cooking Classes

Adult Cooking Classes

The Italian Center popular Cooking Classes, for members and non-members, teach students how to prepare delicious Italian cuisine. Class menus include items such as Insalata all Caprese, Chicken Francese, Torta Caprese, Pepper Steak Valastro, Seafood Salad and much more. Attendees participate in cooking and enjoy the food they have prepared.

Cooking classes will be held from 5:30pm to 8:30pm for $25 per member per class and $60 per non-member per class. Registration is on a first-come, first-paid basis.  Spaces are limited and fill up quickly.  You can sign up online or through the front office at 203-322-6941.  Students should bring an apron, notebook, pencil and a sharp kitchen knife.  Classes will be held in the Italian Center kitchen. Students will dine on the dinners they’ve prepared.


Wednesday, September 24
Pasta with Roasted Red & Yellow Pepper Sauce
Pork Loin Braised in Milk
Swiss Chard Stalks Gratineed with Parmesan Cheese
Sautéed Swiss Chard
Rosie’s Streusel Cake

Wednesday, October 15
Pasta e Fagioli
Chicken Scarpariello
Tomato Salad with Whole Wheat Biscuits
Biscotti with Vin Santo

Wednesday, November 5
Everyone will make Sausage from scratch
Puff Pastry with Sausage
Pasta with Broccoli Rabe & Sausage
Peppers, Onions and Potatoes with Sausage
Anginetti – Lemon Drop Cookies

The class menu changes seasonally and is taught by Italian Center members, Paul and Darry Bova. 

See some examples of menus we have prepared below.  Buon Appetito!

Bell Peppers with olives and capers (pepperoni con olive e capperi) with crostini

Chicken Cacciatore

Homemade Noodles

Apple Studel

Cheese Olive Balls

Winter Pesto with Homemade Noodles

Stuffed Pork Chops

Asparagus with butter & Reggiano

Parmigiano Cheese

Cream Puffs

Homemade Mozzarella

Butternut Squash & Leek Soup


Sausage and Beans

Nutella Swirl Pound Cake with Ice Cream